Vauxhall Nova Merit 1989

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Lot No: 21
Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1989 Vauxhall Nova Merit 36,899 (Warranted) £3,100 + buyers premium


On the Surface: This is a throwback! We are happy to present this 1989 Vauxhall Nova Merit, finished in grey. Remarkably, it remains in completely original condition which is helped by the fact that this Nova has had just two former keepers and boasts a mere 36,899 miles on the odometer.

Maintenance: This Nova has a reasonable maintenance history with invoices showing work completed between 1992 and 2018. The car was last driven and underwent an MOT inspection in 2020, receiving a clean bill of health with no advisories. Subsequently, it was dry stored and was in there until it was recently driven out. A new battery was installed and the car started first time.

History: The history file makes for good reading. It contains a collection of old MOT certificates, offering a comprehensive record of its past and as mentioned before a series of invoices spanning from 1992 to 2018 amounting to £1,222.79. Notably, the invoices between 1992 and 1999 and the MOT history help validate the low mileage of just 36,899.

The Model: Originally intended to be called the Corsa A as part of Vauxhall’s lineup in the United Kingdom, the car was rebranded as the Vauxhall Nova with the Opel mark taking the Corsa name. Between 1983 and 1993 This compact wonder found its way into the hearts of British motorists, with nearly 500,000 Novas sold during its decade-long production period. In 1989, the year of the example on offer, held the distinction of being the seventh best-selling car in Britain, with over 70,000 units sold.

The Nova is powered by a nippy 1.2-litre engine, it’s performance is helped by the lightweight design, tipping the scales at approximately 800 kilograms.

Sale Insight: This Nova Merit resides as part of a private collection which is offered in our upcoming sale at no reserve due to the unfortunate loss of storage space for The Vendor. If you’re seeking a well-preserved, original-condition classic this Nova represents that rare opportunity. Don’t miss the chance to acquire a 1989 Nova, one of the best-selling cars in the UK during its prime.

Lot No. 21
Auction 1st February 2024 - 88% SOLD
Vehicle Make Vauxhall
Vehicle Model Nova Merit
Year of Manufacture 1989
Mileage 36,899 (Warranted)
Registration F588VGL
Date first Registered 13/01/1989
MOT Expired
Chassis Number VSX000093K4098331
Engine Number 19756694
Estimated Sale Price No Reserve

Please note: Current engine and chassis numbers are supplied by HPI. Prospective buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a vehicle and the accuracy of any statement made, be they statements of fact or opinion. All vehicles are sold as seen. If you cannot attend the auction please contact the office for a walk around description over the phone.

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