1979 Vauxhall Chevette HS.


Rare and iconic homologation special

FOR SALE, this super clean Vauxhall Chevette HS2300, designed to homologate the International rally car for Vauxhall, built in low numbers with distinctive silver paintwork and red tartan interior.
With so few built and even fewer remaining on the road, we don't believe you will find a lower mileage or better condition car in the country!

This true homologation special was built as the road version of the rally car. Rumour has it that less than the required 400 road going cars required to validate the rally car actually rolled off the production line however this was overlooked in period. Low production numbers, and the fact that many were used as road rally cars and had a hard life mean that very few now exist and fewer still in the condition of this fabulous example.

With 3 long term owners and a virtual full service history this car was purchased by the penultimate owner, a Maserati collector, as the perfect candidate for a restoration. The car was rebuilt at the collector's favoured Maserati specialist and painted to the standard of the other cars in his collection where it sat once completed.

This car was treated to a no expense renovation not usually associated with cars of this value and was found to be largely original with very little metalwork required reinforcing the initial assessment made that it was a good basis from which to start. Furthermore It was then returned to bare metal and re-painted in its original colours with the correct decals applied.

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The owner sold the car to the current owner 4 years ago who has then invested to lift it up to an even higher level with a HS specialist and a race / rally team to make sure it drives and stops as it should. A further +£4000 has since been invested including a rolling road session with printout showing a 158 bhp from its 2.3 Lotus based engine coupled to original 5 speed getrag dogleg gearbox.  You can imagine that this car does offer the full blooded road rally experience of the 1980s!

In virtually concourse condition with low owners and great documented history, 42,129 miles and large recent bills, this is one of the best of type available having being prepared to an incredibly high standard.

Garage Sportique offer for sale a rarely seen, true driver's road rally car in a condition commensurate with a car multiples of this cars value.


Highly collectable, Vauxhall Chevette HS2300
2.3 Liter twin Dellorto 48 DHLA carbs
5 Speed dogleg Getrag Manual
Quaife torque biasing diff with upgraded crown/wheel pinion
Red tartan interior
Dual sets of Cibie rally spotsRed tartan interior
Dual sets of Cibie rally spots

Avi Tandon

My name is Avi, and I am a Consignment Specialist at Garage Sportique. With a passion for specialist cars, broad knowledge and extensive experience, I understand how to bring a car to market effectively and aim to achieve the best possible results for my clients. At Garage Sportique, we have combined several fundamental processes to create a digital showroom offering only the very best examples. Please get in touch if you are looking to buy or sell with us.

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