The last car -- a silver V-6 Vectra -- comes off the line at Vauxhall's plant in Luton, England, on March 21, 2002, ending car production at the site after 97 years.
Vauxhall, owned by General Motors since 1925, still makes commercial vehicles at the Luton plant.
GM cited declining sales of midsize cars such as the Vectra for moving output to a plant in Ellesmere Port near Liverpool, alongside the Astra.
The final car built in Luton became a part of Vauxhall’s Heritage Collection.
Vauxhall built 7,415,045 cars at the Luton plant over time.
Vauxhall's origins stretch back to the 13th century.
King John of England employed a mercenary soldier named Fulk le Breant at the time. The king, in exchange for Fulk's service, rewarded him with some land south of the River Thames in London. The land became known as Fulk's Hall, which morphed into Fox Hall, then Vaux Hall and, finally, Vauxhall.