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1911 Vauxhall A Type

Engine Type

4 cylinder, side valve, mono block, 20 hp, 3 litre, pressure fed lubrication, thermo syphon cooling.

Details of fuel & ignition system

Pressurised fuel tank from compressor driven off rear of camshaft. Bosch magneto variable ignition.


4 speed with reverse. Multi plate clutch. Handbrake to the rear wheels and foot operated transmission brake.

How did you acquire the vehicle?

Purchased from Jim Weir, fellow vintage Vauxhall enthusiast in 2016.

Brief known history of the vehicle

Believed to be sold new in Brisbane. Found in a derelict state in the 60's at Molong, NSW. Restored by Jim Weir in the 70's. Jim then sold it on before purchasing it again in 2000. Maria & I purchased it in 2016.

What do you like & dislike about your car?

Like: Motors well. Dislike: Maria won't drive it.

Fun facts or any other details you’d like to include?

The famous 50 Bob is also an A Type Vauxhall which in the hands of Boyd Edkins, held many inter city records - now owned by the Adam's family.

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