Vauxhall Firenza is a 2-door coupe which was offered by General Motors from 1971 until 1975. Developed on the Vauxhall Viva platform was made to revive company’s rather dull model range.
Initially, the Firenza was available with a 1159cc overhead valve motor in a base model and two overhead camshaft 1598cc and 1975cc variants. At the end of 1971, all power plants were enlarged to 1256cc, 1798cc and 2279cc. The Sport SL model was announced at the 1972 Geneva Motor Show. It packed the 2279cc engine which was rated at 122bhp. The Sport SL it was the only model to have 7 dashboard dials. In 1973, the Firenza HP (High Performance) was launched. It was known as ‘droopsnoot’ due to the radically slanted front-end design which was mated with the 2.3-litre motor tuned to 131bhp.