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Vauxhall 12

Brief History

The House of Mewar is the first owner of the Vauxhall 12 (Deluxe). This car has an engine that runs with four cylinders, a Delco electric system, dry plate clutch and four speed transmission. With acceleration the car can reach a top speed of 0 to 50 miles in 23 seconds.

The Vauxhall 12 was considered one of the most brilliant pieces of design of its time that emerged on the British market. The design also incorporated technical innovation and the car was marketed at an affordable price during the post war years. With spacious seating, it gave high level performance using low fuel consumption.

From the lay viewpoint probably the most striking feature of the car is the use of combined body and chassis construction. This deluxe model has a sliding roof.

About the Restoration

The Vauxhall 12 (deluxe) was one of the first cars of The Vintage & Classic Car Collection to be restored in The Palace Workshop at the Garden Hotel. The Body has been painted black and the car now boasts beige interior upholstery.

Mechanics took a year to overhaul the car. Their work included mechanical and technical job of the engine, repairs to the body, painting and chrome plating. Original dashboard gauges were traced through a supplier in Pune and the tires in the original size was sourced through the Vauxhall Owners Club UK of which Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur is a member.

A renovated Vauxhall - 12 Deluxe
Year of Manufacture 1947
Registration No. 1878
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