Category:Vauxhall 12

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Vauxhall 12 h.p.
1933-1938 6-cylinder;
1938-postwar 4-cylinder with a lengthened monocoque body from the Vauxhall Ten

Vauxhall Light Six Announced for the 1933 Motor Show and available in two engine sizes, 12hp and 14hp. Updated for the 1936 Motor Show with rounded grille.

12hp Vauxhall Light Six 1933-1938

six-cylinder 1531 c.c.
bore and stroke of 57mm. by 100mm. 12.08 h.p.
Brake horsepower yielded 36 at 4,000 r.p.m.

  • Standard Saloon (12hp only)
  • De Luxe Saloon (by Vauxhall) with Sliding Roof and No-Draught ventilation
  • Fixed Head Coupé (by Vauxhall) 2-dr with Sliding Roof and No-Draught ventilation
Special Coachwork
  • Tickford Foursome Coupé (by Salmons)
  • Pendine 4-str Sports Tourer (by Holbrook)
  • Suffolk Saloon Sports Tourer (by Holbrook)
  • Stratford 4-str Sports (by Whittingham & Mitchell)
  • Tourer (by Duple)
  • 2-str with Dickey (by Duple)

Replaced in September 1938 by a total redesign, a longer six-light body based on the four-light Vauxhall Ten, and a (larger) four cylinder engine.

12hp Vauxhall Twelve-Four 1938-postwar

four-cylinder 1,442 c.c.
bore and stroke of 69.5mm. by 95mm. 11.98 h.p.
Brake horsepower yielded 40 at x,000 r.p.m.

An entirely new car, the Twelve-four, a Ten-four type monocoque hull with independent front suspension, an enlarged 4-cylinder engine and roomier 6-light body replaced the Light Six in September 1938.