Vauxhall 12

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The Vauxhall 12 is a British car manufactured by Vauxhall between 1933[1] and 1938 as a 6-cylinder. From 1938 and postwar a 4-cylinder version with a lengthened monocoque body from the Vauxhall 10.

12 Light Six (1933-1938)[edit]

Vauxhall Light 6 1530cc Sep 1933.JPG

The 12 was originally also known as the Light Six, and was announced at the 1933 British International Motor Show and available in two engine sizes, 12 hp and 14 hp. It was updated for the 1936 Motor Show with a rounded grille.

The 12 was powered by a 6-cylinder 1.5-litre (1531 cc) engine, with bore and stroke of 57mm. by 100mm. 12.08 h.p. Brake horsepower yielded 36 at 4,000 r.p.m.

Body types[edit]

  • Standard Saloon (12 hp only)
  • De Luxe Saloon (by Vauxhall) with sliding roof and no-draught ventilation
  • Fixed Head Coupé (by Vauxhall) 2-dr with sliding roof and no-draught ventilation
Special Coachwork
  • Tickford Foursome Coupé (by Salmons)
  • Pendine 4-str Sports Tourer (by Holbrook)
  • Suffolk Saloon Sports Tourer (by Holbrook)
  • Stratford 4-str Sports (by Whittingham & Mitchel)
  • Tourer (by Duple)
  • 2-str with Dickey (by Duple)

12-4 (1938)[edit]

Vauxhall sedan regd June 1939.JPG

Replaced in September 1938 by a total redesign and given the new 12-4 name, the new model featured a longer six-light body based on the Vauxhall 10 but with a monocoque hull with independent front suspension, and a 4-cylinder 1.4-litre (1442 cc) engine with bore and stroke of 69.5mm. by 95mm. 11.98 h.p. Brake horsepower yielded 40 at x,000 r.p.m


  1. ^ "Vauxhall: Cars". Graces Guide. Retrieved 30 January 2015.