Luke didn’t know that Darth Vader was his father, the Queen celebrated her Silver Jubilee and Abba went to number one with Knowing Me Knowing You. 1977 was a memorable year for many, and Perrys will be capturing the infamy of the 70’s by auctioning a Vauxhall Viva in a charity auction. All proceeds raised from the auction will go to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. Along with the car there will also be plenty of other great prizes to bid on, ranging from top of the line money-can’t-buy experiences, to football tickets and signed shirts.
The Campaign begins on the 3rd January in Barnsley with a pre-launch event. Perrys are calling on the support of all motoring journalists, bloggers, celebrities and car enthusiasts to celebrate the start of the campaign. The pre-launch is a great opportunity to have a closer, hands-on look at the Viva and network with other industry writers and bloggers alike.
To remember the Viva’s iconic 70’s roots, the pre-launch will have plenty of 70’s memorabilia, and staff will be fully embracing the era.
On the 9th January, Perrys are taking the Vauxhall Viva on a tour across the country. Our showrooms will be hosting events full of fun activities, freebies and plenty of opportunities to donate for Bluebell Wood. Open to all members of the public, activities will include face painting, raffles, celebrity appearances and the ability to bid on the Viva live on the day. We will also have Bluebell Wood representatives there on the day to offer advice, support and information about the charity.
The Viva was sold new in 1977 by David Totty: “The viva was an exciting car at the time, it had a modern look and its styling was so ahead of its time. As a Sales Executive the Vauxhall Viva was a great car to sell because of its unique appearance. The particular model that Perrys have it still in such great condition today it really is a rarity. It’s only done 11,000 miles and is mint condition, the previous owner took great care of the car and it really does show. I remember the excitement of the previous owner when he first purchased it, hopefully the next owner will feel the same.” Perrys Sales Executive Mr Totty
Perrys Chairman Ken Savage discussing the Viva: “I have fond memories of the Vauxhall Viva, my mum used to pick me up from school in her Viva. It’s very unusual to find a car such as our Viva in such great and original condition and I really hope it goes to somebody who will really appreciate it. I am delighted to be able to use the car to raise money for such a worthwhile cause.”
Perrys Will be using the hashtag #MILES4SMILES for this campaign feel free to use this hashtag in any material you write for the event.
• Vauxhall Viva 1300L
• Reg: YBV 471R
• Colour: Gold
• Fuel Type: Petrol
• Engine Size (CC): 1256
History of the car:
• The viva was sold new in 1977
• The car has only done 11,000 miles
• There are only 23 Vauxhall Viva 1300L licensed in 2013
• 1 owner from new until the car was purchased by the dealership
• In 1991 the customer returned the Viva as a part exchange
• The viva was then placed in the showroom display
Perrys are the award winning national franchise dealer group established since 1908 representing; Alfa Romeo, Chevrolet, Citroen, Dacia, Fiat, Ford, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Mazda, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault and SEAT- with 40 showrooms nationally.
Perrys have over 40 showrooms in over 20 locations across the United Kingdom.
Visit www.perrys.co.uk/miles4smiles for more information including tour dates and a link to our Ebay Auction.