Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1936
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black/Cream
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motor Cars
Ascot Racecourse,
Ascot,
Berkshire SL5 7JX

Saturday 4th October 2008
Motor Cars at 15:00

Despite producing some of the finest designs of the Edwardian period, Vauxhall was far from secure financially and fell into the clutches of General Motors in 1925. From then onwards the firm concentrated on solid, well-engineered models aimed at the middle classes. Restructuring its range in the aftermath of the Depression, Vauxhall dropped the two litre Cadet – Britain’s first car with a synchromesh gearbox - in favour of the smaller Light Six. Introduced for 1933, the newcomer came with either a 1,530cc, 12hp (ASY) *or* 1,781cc, 14hp (ASX) overhead valve engine and it would prove an enormous success for Vauxhall, in excess of 23,000 being made up to the end of 1934 when the model was redesigned and restyled along Big Six lines, gaining a new X-braced chassis equipped with Dubonnet coil-sprung independent