If in fact the axle of Mr. Peel’s Victor 2000 is suspended by the brake hose when the car is on the jack (April issue), he should have it looked at by a Vauxhall dealer. Perhaps someone has made unorthodox modifications to the suspension.
Certainly on a car in standard condition the load is taken by the shock absorber, and no driver of such a car has need of the warning Mr. Peel issues. In fact, in the years the current Victor and allied cars have been in production there has been, as far as we know, no incident at all of the kind Mr. Peel’s imagination has conjured up.
Chief Press Officer,
Vauxhall Motors Ltd.