Take one Carlton bodyshell, fit Royale-style headlamps and a posh new grille, install the 2.5-litre six-cylinder engine from the Opel Commodore, adorn the car with a host of luxury fittings and you suddenly had the new Vauxhall Viceroy. So proud of its latest executive offering was Vauxhall, the company used it on the front cover of this all-model catalogue for 1981, describing the Viceroy as adding a “further dimension to luxury motoring”.

At £8099, the Viceroy competed against the Ford Granada 2.0 GL (£8008) and Volvo 244 GL (£8198); but it wasn’t a big success, remaining in production for just two years.