1937 Vauxhall 10/4 H-Type
Direct from Vauxhall Motors Heritage Collection; an original and complete car for recommissioning; bequeathed to the collection from a gentleman who purchased it in 1938; known affectionately as 'The Duchess'
The 10hp Vauxhall was a clever car, incorporating a sophisticated independent front suspension when its Austin and Morris competition were offering a beam axle and Ford were continuing to their antiquated transverse front spring set-up first seen on the Model T.
It obviously appealed to Mr Frederick Goode, as on 10th February 1938, he purchased this one as a new car from the local dealer in Lowestoft. He was to keep the car until he passed it to the Heritage Collection in 2000 - a period of 62 years.
It was clearly much loved and photos on file show it at numerous car shows. It sports an impressive array of badges on the badge bar and lots of nice detailing on the car. There are also some letters on file from Mr Goode, giving the Heritage Collection some tips on how to maintain the old girl!!
There are 11 old MOTs on file, the most recent from 2000 when the car was bequeathed to the collection and about the last time it was used. The engine turns freely and the car will need a careful recommissioning after its period in the museum. It is however extremely solid and should pose few problems for the home mechanic.
For more information - contact Matthew 07813 936698
Reg No: DBJ 73
Chassis Number: H16440
Engine Number: H7572
Engine Size: 1203
Docs: Copy old style log book; 11 old MOTs, Photographs.
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