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Vauxhall Victor FB Estate 1962.

Thanks to Peter who sent the first FB photo over, which shows his father stood alongside his then-new 1962 Vauxhall Victor Estate.
Vauxhall Victor estate FB
The FB series first broke loose in 1961, replacing the original F series Victors. The estate car could be purchased for GBP 861, slightly less than the outgoing model, and shared much of the styling of the Victor saloon.
The estate was equipped with stiffer rear springs, six ply 5.90x13 tyres, and a slightly lower ratio rear axle. The car shown above is an early-ish example of the FB, with the chrome radiator grille, and some styling differences to the car shown below.
Peter is continuing the family tradition of owning classic Vauxhalls - his PA Cresta appears in the Your Car Stories section of oldclassiccar.

2. A 1963-on FB Victor estate car.

Next, another period photo this time from my own collection, showing an FB Victor estate, registration 965 GYL. This is a 1963-onwards example, which features a revised grille arrangement and a different sidelight treatment, when compared to Peter's photograph above. Later, FD Victor estates, can be seen on this page.
1963 Vauxhall Victor FB

3. Side view of a salesman's FB in the 1960s.

Pete Jinks sent over the following photograph. It shows the FB estate that belonged to his father in the 1960s, he was a travelling salesman so put the capacious estate car to very good use. Thanks for the picture!
(Please click the thumbnail to view full-size image.)
Side-on view of the estate version
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