1957 Vauxhall Cresta E series

Lot: 293

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 2.3L 1957 Vauxhall Cresta E series manual that has been with the current owner for the last 4 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 75 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Undoubtedly, the smartest car in the neighbourhood back in 1957...

  • Late production model (June 1957) with the new grille, more powerful engine and electric wipers
  • Optioned from new with leather seats, two-tone paint, sun visor and a radio
  • Engine starts and runs well. New piston rings and big end bearings in May 2011 (£1,075)
  • The engine bay is very neat clean and tidy. Appears to be in very good condition underneath.
  • The Baby Blue and Cream paintwork and the chrome are presentable. The interior could well be original
  • Lots of paperwork with the car including photos, daily running repairs in diary form and old MoTs 


Lot Details

Registration: MAS 246 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1957 Engine size: 2.3L
Make: Vauxhall Odometer reading (miles): 48604
Model: Cresta E series MOT expiry: 2017-10-25
Warranted: No Chassis number: E1PC273434

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 75 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Paintwork and chrome are presentable with original looking patina, but a repaint would freshen it up. The underneath is very solid with only minor repairs carried.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


The headlining is in excellent condition, the seats and door panels could do with tidying but are useable and presentable.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Engine starts and runs very well. New piston rings and big end bearings replaced in may 2011 (invoice for £1075) The engine bay is very neat clean and tidy.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Drives well but has a slight clutch judder when reversing.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


The car has been well maintained and in lovely condition underneath.


Minor: Major:


Everything works even the radio lights up

Vehicle History


There is lots of paperwork with the car including photos and daily running repairs in diary form. Also old mots and a partial trace of old owners from dvla

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history