BS Cars launched the Stoneleigh Victoria executive car in early 1975. It was named in honour of the Australian state in which Stoneleigh cars were produced as complete knock-down kits (Geelong, Victoria). The Australian subsidiary had assisted in developing the new car, and it was hoped that the car would prove popular in that market.
At launch, the model range consisted of the 2600 and the 3000. The 2600 had a 2629cc version of the old LCV-series SOHC straight 6, producing 123bhp. The 3000 model featured an all-aluminium 3.0L SOHC V8 producing 141 bhp.
1975 Stoneleigh Victoria 2600
1975 Stoneleigh Victoria 3000
The Victoria sold decently but dealers were asking for a higher-spec model to attract more buyers to the showroom. In response, the 3000 Injection was introduced in 1977. Its fuel injected engine boosted power to 174 bhp and the car was appointed with many sporty styling touches.
1977 Stoneleigh Victoria 3000 Injection
The Victoria range received a facelift in 1981. The engine range was also revised and fuel injection was introduced across the range.
Catalytic converters were adopted for all engines by 1982.
In certain markets such as Italy and Finland, smaller capacity turbocharged engines were used to avoid heavy taxation.
1981 Stoneleigh Victoria 2.5i
In 1982, a high performance GRi model was added to the range.
The V8 was bored out to 3.3 liters and used multi-point fuel injection to produce 218bhp.
1982 Stoneleigh Victoria 3.3 GRi
- 1.9i - 1903cc 8v, 136 hp DIN, 154Nm, 4-spd manual, 193km/h. Certain markets only
- 2.5i - 2495cc 12v, 138 hp DIN, 200Nm, 4-speed manual, 194km/h
- Gi Turbo - 1903cc 8v Turbo, 159 hp DIN, 213Nm, 5-speed manual, 206km/h. Certain markets only
- 3.0 Gi - 2995cc 16v V8, 163 hp DIN, 243Nm, 4-speed automatic, 204km/h
- GRi Turbo - 1998cc 24v Turbo, 203hp DIN, 264Nm, 5-speed manual, 211km/h. Certain markets only
- 3.3 GRi - 3270cc 16v V8, 221hp DIN, 270Nm, 5-speed manual, 218km/h