Lot 110 - 1934 Vauxhall 14 Light Six Saloon

Lot 110 - 1934 Vauxhall 14 Light Six Saloon

Lot 110 - 1934 Vauxhall 14 Light Six Saloon

Lot Number 110
Registration OY 9856
Chassis Number 612715
Engine Number 330838
Odometer reading 16,159 miles
Estimate £5,000 - £7,000
Result Sold - £5,600

Vauxhall, the innovative British manufacturer that brought us such automotive gems as the 30/98, lost its independence to the mighty General Motors in 1925. However, it took some three years for the American company's financial muscle and design influence to filter through to the showroom. First came the 20/60 with its OHV engine, coil ignition and central gearchange, then the Cadet that boasted a synchromesh gearbox. However it was the introduction of the Light Six models in 1933 and the Big Six range the following year that finally propelled Vauxhall into the world of mass production. There were two models of the Light Six (12 and 14hp) and two of the Big Six (20 and 27hp). A range of body styles was offered including saloon, limousine, drophead coupé and four-door cabriolet. The Big Six sold well, with some 3,788 examples departing the Luton factory between 1934 and 1936.

This Vauxhall Light Six is fitted with the 12hp engine and has had seven owners during its 82 years on the road, the penultimate keeper owning the car for nearly 40 years. The car has not been used for some years and although the engine runs, unfortunately the clutch is seized. Appearing to be quite solid, this Vauxhall would benefit from a little time and financial investment, it would make a great summertime project. Supplied with a V5C registration document and the original buff logbook, this Vauxhall is currently registered as SORN. 

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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