Vauxhall did not originally intend to build an FD VX4/90 – it had styled an FD coupe, and intended this to be the sports model, carrying the name Ventora. But it wanted to use up radiator grilles and twin carb’ sets from the cancelled Envoy export programme, so the VX came back from the dead.

The ‘sporty’ saloon joined the range in 1970 alongside a facelift for the standard Victor models. Externally the 4/90 could be identified by it’s rostyle wheels and prominent white cross on the grille, while inside featured bucket seats and more comprehensive instrumentation. It used the same 2 litre engine as the Victor 2000 but a pair of Stomberg carburettors and overdrive for the gearbox gave it performace to match its appearance.