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The Vauxhall Light Six Saloon De-Luxe had additional features such as leather upholstery in furniture hide, Pytchley sliding roof, chrome plated bonnet flutes and headlamps. The model was available in six colours combination, one being Black with Red wheels like our example. Vauxhall announced the 1935 Light Six range with independent front wheel springing, still more outstanding performance, modern streamline influence and roomier coachwork, cruciform frame with lower centre of gravity, syncro-mesh easy gear change, no-draught ventilation and each jacking system.
We sold this fabulous driver in 2010 to an elderly customer in Goxhill, North Lincolnshire, several years later to a customer in Lancashire, again in June 2015 to long term customers in Lincolnshire and most recently in January 2017 to a regular customer well into the Vintage scene on the Wirral. When we sold the car in 2015 we carried out a high level of work to include re-conditioning the rear axle, re-conditioning the water pump, replacing coolant hoses, re-lining the brake shoes, and replacing the sump gasket. With its owner in Lincolnshire the Vauxhall proved to be completely reliable and attended many events to include the Mid Lincs Rover Club rally (won Best Pre-War non Rover), Revesby Country Fair, Classic Wheels Event, Skegness, Wragby Country and Vintage Show, Carrington Rally, Scremby Open Gardens & Classic Cars, Hecklington Show and Boston Classic Car Club Rally. 2000 fautless miles were covered over the 18 months of ownership. Since selling the car to the last owner two years ago the Vauxhall has covered a further 2000 miles and has once again proven a delight to own attending many events and shows.
When we first owned this six cylinder Vauxhall back in 2010 it was driven to us from Teeside and instantly proved to be a reliable pre-war classic that could be driven with confidence. Now the mileage reads at little over 77500 and we can see from previous MOT certificates that the Vauxhall has covered 23500 miles in the past 24 years. Driving this pre-war Vauxhall is an enjoyable experience and the engine is very strong with good performance. The syncomesh gearbox is a delight to use and handling and braking are great giving you confidence to really use this car. On arrival back with us the Vauxhall was driven faultlessley to York City Centre for a Vintage fair, see pictures outside York Minster.
BFY 307 has a nicely aged feel and the upholstery is remarkably original proving this has never been a car left to ruin. Whist the trim has aged, it has a nice level of patina and has very good carpets, headlining and working sunroof. The bodywork is strong; the car is straight, solid and the underneath superb. The paintwork is bright, very presentable and has a very honest feel about it. The under bonnet area is smartly presented with a clean, detailed engine bay, the chrome work is bright and the Red wheels nicely finish the car. This is ideal if looking for a pre-war Saloon that can be driven distance with confidence, it also has the benefit of syncromesh gearbox and the powerful six cylinder engine that make this car effortless to drive.