2003 Vauxhall Astra Convertible - Bertone Edition 100

Highlights


  • Limited edition
  • High specification, inc leather interior
  • MOT to September 2003
  • Good service history
  • One owner from new

The Appeal


Styled by Italian design house Bertone, the convertible version of the 4th generation Astra is a handsome vehicle. The ‘Edition 100’ was created to mark Vauxhall’s centenary and only 1,000 units were ever made. Of those, it appears that fewer than 250 are still on the road.

This lovely example is a fantastic survivor - with just one owner from new and a fine service history, it presents in excellent original condition and also comes with a fresh MOT. If you’re in the market for a practical but stylish modern classic or just want something a bit different to enjoy on sunny days, this would be an excellent choice.

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The History and Paperwork


  • First registered in April 2003
  • Sold from Dan Harford Vauxhall, Bristol
  • 1 owner from new,
  • No. 0156 of 1,000 made
  • Original handbooks included
  • MOT to September 2023
  • Comprehensive service history (9 main dealer stamps, 3 independent stamps)
  • Last service March 2018 @ 66,779 miles
  • Just 70,639 miles from new (verified by service and MOT history)

The Interior


  • Special edition ‘Cashmere’ leather upholstery
  • Original CD/Radio system
  • Air conditioning
  • Heated seats
  • Electric windows and door mirrors
  • Original toolkit and spare wheel
  • The seller tells us that everything functions as it should with no issues
  • Leather presented in excellent condition, with only minor signs of use and wear
  • Internal trim and switchgear in very good condition, with only minor blemishes and scratches to some of the plastics

The Exterior


  • Centenary Blue paintwork
  • Paintwork presents well - minor blemishes and marks, some small stone chips
  • Bodywork appears excellent - no corrosion or damage we could discern
  • Electrically operated black fabric roof
  • Roof is in excellent condition with no damage we could see
  • Factory removable wind deflector
  • External trim, badging and lights all look to be in good order
  • Original exclusive 17” BBS alloy wheels, in fine condition
  • Matching new Landsail tyres
  • Driver’s side mirror glass in need of replacing
  • Underside looks to be very straight, clean and tidy with only minor surface corrosion evident

The Mechanics


  • 16-valve, 1,796cc 4-cylinder petrol engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Cambelt changed @ 60,000 miles / 2013
  • Factory fitted Irmscher exhaust
  • ABS, traction control and ESP
  • Engine bay is nice and tidy
  • Vendor reports the car drives well, accelerating smoothly and having no mechanical issues

Summary


As a daily modern classic, the Bertone Edition 100 offers excellent value for money. With smart styling, a good specification and genuine rarity, we think this is sure to be a future star of the classic car scene.

This example is presented in excellent condition, with a fresh MOT, fine history, low mileage and just one owner from new. Whether you want to add a rare and appreciating modern classic to your collection, or simply want something a bit different as a daily driver, we think this lovely little cabriolet would be the perfect solution.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2002
  • Make Vauxhall
  • Model Astra Convertible Bertone Limited Edition
  • Colour Centenary Blue
  • Odometer 70,639 Miles
  • Engine size 1796
  • Town Tewkesbury
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Location Gloucestershire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
39 bids
  • mi•••• £4,600 10/10/22
  • ri•••• £4,500 10/10/22
  • mi•••• £4,400 10/10/22
  • ri•••• £4,300 10/10/22
  • ri•••• £4,200 10/10/22
  • mi•••• £4,100 10/10/22
  • ri•••• £4,000 10/10/22
  • mi•••• £3,900 10/10/22
  • ri•••• £3,800 10/10/22
  • mi•••• £3,700 10/10/22

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