Vauxhall is set to make its Footman James Classic Motor Show debut with a sensational line-up of seven cars including the sole-surviving XVR concept, previously seen on the C&SC stand at the show when it starred alongside the SRV concept.
The space-age gullwing-doored car – styled by David Jones – will be joined by six others from the manufacturer's 60-strong Heritage fleet as it prepares to celebrate both the 110th anniversary of Vauxhall and the centenary of the benchmark 30-98 in 2013.
As well as a 1904 6hp, fresh from an appearance on the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, will be an iconic 30-98 OE-type from 1926, recognised as the UK's first 100mph production car.
Vauxhall will display its own Velox-bodied OE-type Tourer, which is regularly used and last year was driven across the Alps from Cannes to Geneva.
Representing the Youngtimers will be a pair of Astras: the GTE Mk1 and Mk2, launched in 1983 and 1985 respectively.
One of the last remaining 350PS Astra 4-S rally cars will also be on the stand, as will the company's latest sporting model, the 280PS Astra VXR.