June 06, 2014

Vauxhall Motors celebrates 50 years of production at Ellesmere

On June 1, 1964, the first Vauxhall rolled-off the production line at the all-new Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant in Cheshire. On June 5, 2014, Vauxhall celebrated 50 years of production at Ellesmere Port by recreating the 1964 scene and the original press image
of the first vehicle coming off the line, in the same production location with Astra alongside.

The first new car to be produced at Ellesmere Port was a Vauxhall Viva HA, a model name that would run in a number of variants until 1978 when it was replaced by the Chevette. The Viva cost £527 7s 11d at launch.

Ellesmere Port was built on the site of RAF Hooton with construction starting in 1962.


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