VAUXHALL Velox/Cresta E
Moving upmarket from the Wyvern were Vauxhall’s Velox and Cresta, six-cylinder models with considerably enhanced creature comforts. Launched in 1951, the monocoque-construction Velox had a 2275cc engine and Chevrolet-inspired looks, with a significant amount of chrome on the exterior. After one year, a 2262cc engine made an appearance; although smaller in capacity, it had more power (from 58bhp to 64 or 69bhp). The Cresta joined the line-up in 1954 as an even more prestigious model; from the outside it could be distinguished by its two-tone paint.