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1927 Vauxhall 20/60

1927 Vauxhall 20/60

Vauxhall 20/60

In 1927, Vauxhall released their first six-cylinder car since WWI. It was an overhead-valve, 7 main bearing unit that could propel the car to speeds above 70 mph. GM, who controlled the company at the time, wanted the car to appeal as a conventional touring car for the international markets.

The engine sat in a simple ladder-type frame of pressed steel. Four wheel drum brakes were offered and the suspension was entirely rigid.

Vauxhall posted the car could reach a top speed of 70 mph and 50mph in third. Stopping from 50 mph could be achieved in 40 ft.

The 20/60 was offered by a variety of factory bodies or several outside firms were regularly employed. One of the most desirable bodies is the Hurlingham Speedster which has a dramatic boat tail design and single-passenger dickey seat in the rear.

1927 Vauxhall 20/60 Gallery

1927 Vauxhall 20/60 In Detail

type Series Production Car
engine Inline-6
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
displacement 2762 cc / 168.55 in³
f suspension Solid Axle
r suspension Live Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
transmission 4-Speed Manual

Auction Sales History

1928 Vauxhall 20/60 Hurlingham Speedster
– sold for $148,500
Striking boat-tail speedster with single-passenger dickey seat. Fully upgraded and outfitted for vintage touring. Original components available. Ready for show or the most ambitious vintage tour, this unusual example of a sporting Vauxhall is bound to be a celebrity wherever it appears. Reflective of its overall and recently improved presence, it won Best of Show at the 2010 Scarsdale Concours. Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Auction by RM