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    Hello. You've made it to the oldest, most dedicated corner of the internet about the trusty MK2 Vauxhall Cavalier.
    We're proud to be a VBOA affiliated owners club home to the General Motors 'J Car' platform and ALL of its variants worldwide*.

    The site started in 1998 and contains thousands of posts, articles, project threads and more, 
    offering many thousands of hours of content that we couldn't possibly fit onto our Facebook stream!

    We are an active club - seeking to refresh peoples memories of these brilliant cars - one of the most popular and fondly remembered of the 1980's. 
    We're a small band of enthusiasts here to keep these old girls running, and we're always on the look-out for new members & events. 

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    *The MK2 had more variants than any other car of the eighties; 5 door hatchback, 2 & 4 door saloons, estate and a plethora of special editions ranging from the Antibes, Club, Commander to the limited run Calibre as well as convertible variants. It was also known as the Opel Ascona C, the Chevrolet Monza, Pontiac Sunbird the Holden Camira, Isuzu Aska and more! 


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    • Hi Ron, I'm saying SNAP! Sad circumstances but you're lucky to have a low mileage one owner calibre... Keep us posted with the roll out! 
    • Ohh you lucky chap, would love a calibre, rust free or otherwise 
    • looks like a good base for a project, what does it need? looks like at least one arch
    • Hi Neil thanks for the reply. It’s good to know their is a few others restoring cavalier’s out their .I think I’m going to need a bit of help on this one. I’m going to take a few pics tomorrow of the old girl. she is in a right mess cosmetically looks like house hold paint was spilt over the boot lid and rear quarter but seems solid from what I could see, but I’m expecting a few surprises along the way. As for COVID it’s been a pain in the arse can’t wait to see the back of it but some things our out of our control. Yes definitely isolate and keep safe 👍
    • Welcome to the site, never owned a Cally but have a 130 saloon in Carmen Red. You only have to read the projects past and present on here to see where our cars rust ( everywhere you can and cannot see ) and there is plenty of advice and knowledge on here concerning all aspects of restoration and maintenance. Tahir is the man to go to regarding these cars and Rabbit by me has been restoring a Cally for some time dont know how he is getting on with it as bloody COVID has kept me away ( i will be 70 next year so well and truly self  isolating )
    • Welcome to the site, sorry to hear about your uncle, the Calibre sounds great, I’ve a few Calibre’s myself. If you need any parts let me know, 
    • Welcome to the site, sorry to hear about your uncle, the Calibre sounds great, I’ve a few Calibre’s myself. If you need any parts let me know, 
    • Hi all thanks for letting me join up as I’m going to be restoring my cavalier calibre in early spring next year. It’s not seen the light of day since 1996 and in a sorry state. It’s only covered 43k from new and has only been a one owner car my uncle who sadly passed away early this year. as far as I can see it has little to no rust. I will upload some pictures ASAP 
    • That's weird - mine was registered with no problems and doesn't have any of the above. It went through the inspection place back in 2015ish I think. I've put some more details up here if you're interested: https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/216046/1984-vauxhall-cavalier-sri-australia It's a 1.8 but has been converted from an auto with a Daewoo box that's a bit low-geared for my liking. Am on the lookout for a wide-ratio replacement. The guy I bought it from here in Adelaide has an SRi sedan, there's also a diesel wagon here in SA too. I think there's at least one more Cav in NSW.
    • Thanks, also another convertible up in the Cairns area believe it is red also a member of VOCA. what size is your engine, 1.8 or 2.0L? our convertible was in SA but couldn’t get registered, wanted it fitted with side intrusion bars in doors, catalytic converter and inertia reel lap & diagonal seat belts in rear.  interesting as previously registered in Vic, NSW and was still reg in QLD.   Ron
    • G'day Ron, I'm the other Aussie owner mentioned above. I've recently picked up an '85 SRi down here in Adelaide. Needs a bit of paint and a few trim pieces but she's otherwise sound. Yours looks great!
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