Vauxhall has announced it will open the doors to its Heritage Center in Luton, UK for one day only later this month, giving Vauxhall fans the rare chance to get up close and personal with the company’s vast historic collection.
Vauxhall’s heritage collection includes over 50 veteran, vintage and post-war Vauxhalls stretching from 1903 to present times in addition to a number of the automaker’s concept cars. The 576 horsepower 2014 VXR8 GTS will also be on display along with the sporty VX220, the very first ‘VXR’ performance model the brand ever made.
The Heritage Center Open Day is meant to mark several important milestones for vehicles in the collection. The D-Type Staff Car, an iconic WWI transport car, celebrates its centenary year in 2014, while the Firenza ‘Droop Snoot’ marks 40 years since the start of production. The Calibra sportscar and legendary Lotus Carlton also both hit their quarter century mark in 2014.
The open day will run from 10am to 4pm pm Sunday August 24. Admission is free of charge and food and refreshments will be on sale. There will also be other entertainment for kids will including pedal cars and face painting, Vauxhall says.