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What month/year was the Astra Mk1 released please?
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Allvaux
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:06 pm    Post subject: What month/year was the Astra Mk1 released please? Reply with quote

Just (finally!) collected the V5 for my Mk1 and it was first re'd on 24.04.1981. What month/year was the Astra Mk1 first released please, I'm guessing middle/end of 1980 as I seem to recall having seen some 'V' reg ones about in the past?
Thanks, regards and all the best for new year.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as far as I thought they came out in 79 smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Matt.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vauxhall released in april 1980

opel was 1979 think august motor show ready for 1st sept plates

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the mk1 astra was launched on nov 9th 1979 at the scottish motor show in the kelvin hall,glasgow in 1300 5dr hatch and 5dr estate form only on show,production/general sale of the mk1 astra didn`t start until febuary 1980 so this is the date you want

the opel kadett D went on general sale on nov 9th 1979 as opel were one step ahead of vauxhall and were ready to produce before they even launched

british production of the mk1 astra didn`t start until nov 16th 1981 until then all mk1`s were built in germany by opel and badged vauxhall and opel depending on where they were destined to go both opel and vauxhall models were available in the uk until dealer merger in 1981

source all the sh1t up my loft relating to mk1`s big grin

another thing i spotted is how cheap skate vauxhall was prise of a vauxhall horn push emblem to reveal an opel blitz badge laughing as i have on a cpl of mk1`s big grin


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine was registered 15/04/81, didn't realise they were built in germany till late 81, i just assumed it was made in England.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike wrote:
Mine was registered 15/04/81, didn't realise they were built in germany till late 81, i just assumed it was made in England.


deffo german then here`s the first one built here

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With 2 front towing eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Weren't these built in Germany and shipped over to the UK for assembly????
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobs got 2 towing eyes and was made in germany...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mines got twin eyehooks as well, both german made, both not rusty Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mines a lil rusty lol
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my estate is a V reg from dec 79 Very Happy it HAD two towing eyes but lobbed one off to fit new front end lol,

and mine only has 8 or 10 digits on vin plate and floor too Shocked does anyone else only have 8-10?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mine does looks odd eh
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info fellas. Anyone know how many saloons (as opposed to hatchbacks) were made? I only recall seeing two, both recently on another forum iirc and perhaps one really mint one that used to live locally. Also is there a way of telling whether German or English made?
Thanks and regards, sorry for all the questions.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theres loads of salloons on here, the ones that spring to mind a sy.l's 2dr which is stunning and sparkos 4dr called bob.
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