1928 Vauxhall 20/60 Grafton Drop Head Coupe with Dickey.
Chassis number: R2988
Registration number: YW3252
A very rare survivor with just a handful known to exist. This Vauxhall 20/60 left the Vauxhall Luton works in May of 1928 equipped with The Grafton Drop Head Coupe body made under contract by The Grosvenor Carriage Company.
When just one year old the car was sold to one Bernard Richardson in Camelford Cornwall & subsequently spent its entire life in Cornwall; indeed a picture in the history file shows the car in 1935 on Fore St in Camelford.
The car as a whole has a very original & patinated feel to it. The older grey paintwork presents well. To the interior is brown leather with the seat base & back having been replaced at some time in the distant past whilst the door cards & woodwork remain original. The hood is a canvas affair clearly of great age & is easily raised & lowered. The rear lid hinges open to reveal a comfortable dickey seat able to accommodate two additional passengers.
These Vauxhalls were serious performance cars in their day & this example is no exception. The 3 litre 6 cylinder engine pulls strongly & makes light work of hills. The gear box is a 4 speed & easy to use. Handling & braking is excellent & as a whole the car has a very sporty feel to it. An original instruction manual also comes with the paperwork.
This car is a real time warp survivor from the past & is simply a pleasure to drive. The scalloped bonnet edges instantly proclaim Vauxhall as does the griffin mascot atop of the radiator. The car is currently residing on North Devon where it may be viewed by prior appointment. In good order throughout this is car that has clearly been well maintained & looked after.