VAUXHALL CHEVETTE HS 2300.Concours Restored. Stunning Car (1978)




We sold this car to a much respected car collector last year, and are delighted to have the car return to our stock,having sold him another vehicle.
These cars are highly underated in our opinion, being very rare and having endured a successful rallying career. They are a fabulous drive.
This iconic car is just spot on in every department,probably better than the day it left the factory..
I guarantee the first serious buyer or collector who views it,will purchase this car.
Nut & Bolt restored to an obsessive standard by a dedicated and talented enthusiast around 1000 miles ago ( The best cars always are ,as time isn't charged), and has just completed a careful 1000 miles since.
There is a huge file of invoices,and a full pictoral record of the work carried out.
Here are some brief details of the restoration:
The car has stripped down to the shell then dipped to remove all paint sealer etc.
All rust was cut out and fresh metal welded in and new panels were possible. New inner and outer sill, rear quarter panels. Doors, bulk head, battery tray,inner wing, floors, boot floor,all replaced or repaired.
Shell underside  and inside etched primed, undercoated stone chipped , more undercoat. again, top coated, lacquered.
Shell out side etched primed, undercoated, top coat, lacquered, all in the car has had about 16 coats.
Rebuild with new standard liners and the right 2.3 HS pistons (not the standard.3 single cam pistons, cost £1000 alone).  
Lightened and balanced.
Oil cooler fitted
Head rebuilt new valves, bronze valve stems, converted to unleaded,
Electronic ignition in lucus distributor
Twin 48 Dellotor carbs (overhauled)
Club engine mounts, and alternator bracket
Works cam belt idler pulleys
Kent cam pulleys
Electronic pump.

Overhauled with new bearings
New main shaft
New fifth and fourth synchromesh gears.
Prop shaft overhauled with new joints.

Overhauled & recored
Twin cooling fans
System filled with Evens waterless fluid

Rear axle
New diff bearings
Wen half shaft bearings.

Suspension & steering
New uprated springs
New Billstien shocks
Polly bushed throughout
All new joints in steering
Steering rack overhauled.

Seats and interior are like new with:
New head lining
New carpets
Sound proofing and under lay under carpets
Door cards recovered
Seats recovered in NOS original material
All clocks overhauled by Speedy Cables

Brakes were uprated:
New Willwood 4 pot callipers
New pads and shoes
New rear wheel cylinders
New cooper brake pipes
New braided stainless flexi pipes
New hand brake cable
Servo overhauled
Filled with synthetic brake fluid

New door rubbers
Front and rear screen rubbers
New side stripes
brand new NOS front screen

New Alternator
New Starter Motor (CF)
All wiring checked
All Lights checked

Wheels were fully refurbished with new tyres fitted
The pictures speak for themselves,however, i'm happy to discuss matters in more depth with serious purchasers.
I'm also happy to take anything interesting in part exchange.
Thank You for reading
Please contact Andrew on 07836 226228.
Part exchange:Happy to take anything of interest, of any value

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  • Mileage: 41,000
  • Year: 1978
  • Doors: 3
  • Body type: Hatchback
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Silver


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 2.3
  • Engine configuration: 4 cylinder
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive

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St Andrews Automobiles

Essex, United Kingdom

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