An interesting model this. On the one hand, a Vauxhall shouldn’t really hold much space on these pages. Yet on the other, this isn’t totally a Vauxhall, it’s more than a bit Lotus. And we like Lotus, so let’s go with it.
In truth, the VX220 (or Opel Speedster, if you were in Europe) was something of a disaster in its day. Vauxhall only built around 7200 during a five-year production run, making them a rare sight, and sales figures were never sensational – after all, if you were after a sporty little number in the early 2000s, Vauxhall was perhaps one of the last places you’d be headed.
But while those were distinct downsides in their day, they have helped the VX220 become a bit of an overlooked classic in its own right, and values of the model have started to reflect as much.