1983 Vauxhall Astra GTE Mk1

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1983 Vauxhall Astra GTE Mk1

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Vauxhall

Vauxhall

Quick Facts

Price (when new): 7604

Build Start: 1983

Last on sale: 1984

Body Style:

Drive System:

Available in other variants
Vauxhall was a late entrant to the hot-hatch market, but when it finally arrived, it headed straight to the head of the pile. The Astra was always a great handling car, but when fitted with wide, low-profile tyres and the excellent 115bhp 1.8-litre ‘Family Two’ engine, it was transformed into a flying machine. The GTE arrived in 1983, and within a few months received a close-ratio gearbox – and a few short months later, it made way for the aerodynamic Mk2 version. Not many survive now, and rust claimed many – unsurprisingly, values are ahead of the newer car.

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Specifications

General
  • 1983
  • Astra Mk1
  • 1984
Dimensions
  • 930kg
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Body Details
  • Hatchback
Performance
  • 8.7s
  • 1
  • 115bhp
  • 111lb/ft
  • 118mph
Prices
  • €7604