Thursday, 20 November 2014

Vauxhalls at SSAFA Car Show

Alexander Wilson and Company was founded in 1857 in Vauxhall, London and in 1897 was renamed Vauxhall Iron Works. The company started making cars in 1903 and adopted the name Vauxhall Motors in 1907. Two examples of their cars were present at the SSAFA Car Show at Ewen Fields on 19 Oct 2014.
This is a 1935 Vauxhall 12 Light 6 Saloon, a 12hp car with a 1531cc 6-cylinder engine which was produced from 1933 to 1938.
Vauxhall Motors was bought by the US General Motors Corporation in 1925 so it's only to be expected that the styling of some models would show an American influence, and probably none more so than the Vauxhall Cresta, from the Cresta E model in 1954 through the PA, PB, and PC models to the Viscount. The car above is a Vauxhall Cresta PC, produced from 1965 to 1972, with a 3294cc straight-six engine.

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