1938 Vauxhall DX 14/6 Saloon
Barn find in need of full restoration; engine turns by hand
Amazing though it may seem to a modern audience, Vauxhall was once renowned as the maker of some of the finest cars in the world. Right through the Edwardian era and into the 1920s, models like the Vauxhall 30/98 were considered to be the equal of any Bentley or Lagonda.
By the time the 14 was launched in 1933, Vauxhall had been taken over by the American giant, General Motors. And while the dictates of commercial necessity meant that standards had to be lowered somewhat, GM were still intent on preserving at least some of the traditional Vauxhall reputation for quality.
Furthermore, an injection of Yankee ingenuity meant that the mass-produced cars embodied a lot more modern technology than their contemporary British rivals. With good handling, light steering and a strong, semi-unitary structure, the DX14 was a lively performer for its era, with good acceleration from its six-cylinder OHV 1781cc engine which was mated to a four-speed ‘silent third’ gearbox.
First registered in Shropshire in June 1938, this DX 14/6 has spent its whole life in that county and retains its original (non-transferable) AUJ 42 number plate. On offer here from a deceased estate, it was bought by our vendor some years ago at which point we are told it was in running order. As you can see in the photos, it is now looking rather sorry for itself following a period in storage and is in need of full restoration. The engine still turns by hand and it comes with an old style V5C and a buff logbook.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]
Reg No: AUJ42
Chassis Number: 720555
Engine Number: 520536
Engine Size: 1781
Docs: Old style V5C; buff logbook
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