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    Default Unique One-Off Irmscher Grille

    As many of you know I managed to get my hands on a unique one-off preface Irmscher Grille with a red plastic top with the word Vauxhall cut out of it as opposed to the much more common Aluminium top grille. Well it appears that my grille has a twin brother!!!...

    A little history... Both Grilles are one of a kind that were produced by Irmscher International GmBH in Remshalden, Germany for the purpose of a sample to offer to Vauxhall Motors. Of course, the problem was that Vauxhall had spent in the region of £10M producing the 'V' Grille which would then be the indentifying feature of all of their models from 1994 (Vectra B was the launch) to 2009 (when Astra J was launched) and so they were not interested. Therefore, both Grilles were kept at Irmscher UK Ltd, Lichfield, until Irmscher relocated in March of last year.

    I bought one off ebay recently here... and a guy called Steve who worked for Irmscher UK for 16 years has the other and it's for sale... This other grille is exactly the same as mine except where mine is red, this one is silver (silver plastic not aluminium) with the word Vauxhall cut out the same as mine.

    Steve planned to sell the grille at Billing however he tells me he's open to offers... and you are probably the only people that know about this and it's NOT on ebay...

    So... if you want to make Steve an offer or want any more details about the grille or want some pictures you can contact Steve via his ebay shop at www.opelise.co.uk (you may need an ebay login to follow the link)

    Good luck

    Admins: I placed this in the Vectra C / Signum Car Chat purely so that people could respond to the thread and because I'm only relaying an offer and not actually selling anything.
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    nice grill m8

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    No grill seen on that shop link?

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    Thats because its not for sale in his ebay shop. The link is so you can contact Steve who is selling the grille privately and not via ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbojetset View Post
    .......Admins: I placed this in the Vectra C / Signum Car Chat purely so that people could respond to the thread and because I'm only relaying an offer and not actually selling anything.
    Thats absolutely fine mate. The unique nature of the item in question makes this not only a valid thread, but an important one. We need this grille to remain within Vauxhall circles, and what better site to advertise it on but this one
    [SIGPIC]VX<font color=Red>R</font> with added Courtenay <img src=https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.png border=0 alt= title=Big Grin class=inlineimg />

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbojetset View Post
    Thats because its not for sale in his ebay shop. The link is so you can contact Steve who is selling the grille privately and not via ebay.
    Ahh, ok, right, misread it. Like the red one shown, nice!

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    How much did you pay for your grill? and have you got a picture of it fitted?

    Sounds good, i'll email him later to discuss pricings

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    I'm struggling to understand the mathematical equation that says two identical grills can be "one"-offs. It's a bit like that unanswerable maths exam question...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-13627415

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    Lets call it a 'one off pair'
    [SIGPIC]VX<font color=Red>R</font> with added Courtenay <img src=https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.png border=0 alt= title=Big Grin class=inlineimg />

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    This story is not 100% true. Vauxhall introduced the V grill in 1994 on the Omega A, not Vectra B. Also, Insignia was the first car to have the new badge not Astra J.

    This grill would have had nothing to do with Vauxhall's V grill programme as this was decided back in 1992 when Omega A was being developed. It would have been an Irmscher UK project for an additional item for the styling options.

    Vauxhall make these decisions years before they hit the streets.

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