Further Information

The Car Barn are pleased to offer for sale this low mileage VX220 Turbo for sale.

Having covered less than 25000 miles from new, VX220's like this are getting rarer and rarer. 

The car has had very little use over the past 5 years and has just come out of storage. 

We have recommissioned the car back on the road in our workshops. Work has included:

New Cambelt and Water Pump

4 New Tyres

Full Service

12 Months MoT Test

About the VX220:

With Vauxhall wanting to improve it's image, they partnered with Lotus to create their version of the Elise, offering their own styling and engines to the already proven car. Unfortunately the early 2.2 engined non-turbo cars cars were a slow seller. This lead Vauxhall to put the 200 BHP engine from the Astra GSI in the car, which made a huge difference to how it drove, peak torque was now at 1950rpm and it took the 0-60 down from 5.6 seconds to 4.7. They also did some chassis tweaks to improve the handling. 

Jonathon's Comments:

'This is a really nice example of the VX220 Turbo. The previous owner just wasn't using the car so thought it best to sell it so someone else can enjoy it. With not being used the car did need some maintenance work to bring it back to it's best, so it is all sorted for the next owner. To drive the car is great, the turbo engine really adds to the character and it still feels fast today.'   

All cars sold at the Car Barn come with a 6 month warranty provided in house.

For more information or to book an appointment to view the vehicle please contact Jonathon Webb on +44(0)7442 897760 or on Jonathon@carbarn.co.uk

About Carbarn

Car Barn by Aston Workshop is an independent classic, sports and prestige car specialist located on Red Row Estate, an idyllic 37 acre venue set in the North East countryside. Red Row is located in County Durham, only 2 miles away from Beamish Museum, one of the North’s major tourist attractions.  Our car showrooms share our beautiful location with our sister company The Black Horse Beamish pub, restaurant and hotel. We offer a wide variety of used vehicles for sale in our pair of showrooms including special editions, low mileage examples, supercars and high performance models by Aston Martin, Lotus, Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley, Morgan, McLaren, Lagonda, Jaguar, Ariel and Caterham. As a well established dealer we typically we have around 80 cars on site at any given time and our showrooms are one of the most impressive luxury car collections in the North East of England.  

Our specialist classic and sports car service, repair and diagnosis workshop at Carbarn is staffed by experienced local mechanics with a wide range of skills and diagnostic equipment. If your specialist car has developed a fault please call by and we will be happy to give a no obligation estimate. In addition to annual or routine servicing and maintenance we also undertake classic car restorations including all aspects of chassis repair, engine tuning, paint and body work.

We are one of the North East’s few specialist classic, sports and prestige car buyers who will buy your vehicle directly or offer sale or return and part exchange from our showroom. We are constantly seeking used stock.  If you find yourself thinking the time has come to sell my car, be it classic sports or prestige, and you want to deal with a well established local north east company please contact us to discuss our best price.  We provide a more personal and flexible approach than car buying websites or auctions and as a classic and vintage car specialist are happy to discuss cars which have been in long term storage, off the road, SORN or vehicles which are otherwise described as barn finds.

We have an in house transport service which offers collection, storage and delivery facilities and Carbarn are happy to purchase used classic, sports and luxury cars from across the North East region and the wider UK.

Our experienced team are also pleased to help and advise if you are a collector or seeking to purchase a car specifically for investment purposes.

The benefits of buying and selling with us include:

  • Nationwide collection and delivery service on our own covered transporters
  • Cars which are prepared by technicians working exclusively on classic and sports cars
  • Our own warranty programme
  • A comprehensive customer service which truly works for the duration of ownership
  • The confidence of dealing with a leading independent specialist established over 30 years
  • Finance available on all stock including classic cars

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