Back on the road: Vauxhall Carlton

After two years of renovation, Geoff Charles, CEO at Bower Retirement surprises his uncle Bob Charles, by unveiling his very own Vauxhall Carlton GSi 3000 24v. As the owner of the car, Bob thought that after 17 years of being off road that it would have been a write-off. See his reaction when he realises the restored vehicle is his own…

Video Transcript

Geoff: Look at them wheels, they look fantastic.

Car on the lorry

Geoff: So this is it, the car finally leaves Brentwood, leaves England, finally! Oh my god, after two years of re-building, blood sweat and tears.

In the Showroom

Presenter: On three, I just want you to pull it off, 1, 2, 3, go ahead. And with your head to the car.

Bob: Oh my god.

Presenter: Do you know what it is?

Bob: I know what it is, I had one. I had one of these, Vauxhall Carlton, 3 litre GSi, 24 valve. Is it a 24 valve?

Presenter: What did you used to drive?

Bob: A 24valve

Presenter: A 24 valve? It must be a 24 valve.

Bob: Blimey, oh this is brilliant, this is one of the best cars I’ve ever owned.

Presenter: Seriously?

Bob: This is amazing

Presenter: Does it look familiar?

Bob: Does it look familiar? It is beautiful

Presenter: How familiar

Crowd: (Laughter)

Bob: it aint? You’re joking!

Presenter: So how familiar does it look?

Bob: No!

Presenter: Come and ride in the front.

Bob: Oh my god, no, oh my goodness. I can’t believe it. I don’t know what to say.

Presenter:  you can cry if you want

Crowd: (Laughter)

Bob: I hate to see a grown man cry, especially me!

Crowd: (Laughter)

Bob: This is it! Flipping heck! She’s Beautiful.