1988 Vauxhall Nova 1.3 SR

Lot: 977

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 1.3L 1988 Vauxhall Nova 1.3 SR manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 107 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

An absolute time warp 'baby' Vauxhall...

  • 13,400 miles warranted from new
  • Well-restored with the emphasis on presenting it as it would have looked in 1988
  • Carefully detailed  
  • The SR was well received in period as a 'Junior' hot hatch
  • Just two previous owners registered
  • Has benefitted from a recent full service in readiness for the sale


Lot Details

Registration: E962EUF RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1988 Engine size: 1.3L
Make: Vauxhall Odometer reading (miles): 13400
Model: Nova 1.3 SR MOT expiry: 2017-03-17
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: VSXOOOO93J4191317

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 107 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


This car is in superb order, all of the red is the Vauxhall factory original solid colour, both bumpers are virtually perfect. There are minor signs of use that reflect the 13,000+ mileage. It looks nearly new and certainly not 28 years old!


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


The interior is very good, minimal wear to all of the seats. No tears or burns and all of the parts function as they should, the seat bolsters have minimal wear. The carpet has slight wear on the driver and passenger side. Dashboard is excellent, no scratches or marks. Headlining is very good and still bright white across. The boot carpet is present and in good condition, the parcel shelf is in place and original, but shows signs of discolouration by sunlight


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


This vehicle has only done 13,000 miles. It runs very well indeed, the automatic choke functions properly and the engine pulls strongly right through the rev range. The vehicle recently received a full engine service, including, new plugs, leads, distributor cap, rotor arm, oil filter, oil, air filter. The engine bay is very clean and tidy, some components show signs of ageing, but all work perfectly well.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


The gearbox is very good, no issues at all and no signs of abuse. There is minimal wear to the clutch that reflects the mileage.

Running Gear

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


The car drives very well indeed, it is tight on the road, and handles well. There are no knocks or bangs. The brakes pull up powerfully and in a straight line.


Minor: Major:


This vehicle has a current MOT, all the electrics work exactly as they should.

Vehicle History


The car has main dealer history for the early part of its life. The original service book is present along with all of the main dealer sales brochures and manuals. The vehicle in more recent years was serviced by a local garage. During it's previous ownership the vehicle was completing 3-300 miles a year as it was used by the 80+ year old owner to travel 1-2 times a week to the local shop which was only 1 mile away.

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