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Old 20th February 2010, 13:20   #1
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Vauxhall - Sedan

1949 model

6 cyc - 18 bhp – 2275 cc
Original Cream Body and Chocolate hood

The car is stationed in Virpur, Gujarat (its 50 kms
from Rajkot) at my native place.

I am thinking of Restoring it or selling ... lets see !!
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this is a vauxhall velox.

18 bhp is wrong.
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A lady colleague of my parents, when they worked at a local govt. org. here, had such a car in the 70s. I dont know if it was a Wyvern or Velox as I wasnt even born then, never saw it. But I was told it was a similar model Vauxhall in the same colour combo. Actually belonged to her father, who took real good care of it. 'never let even his own son touch it. But he apparently didnt mind his daughter doing so, and she actually learnt driving in it, and also parked the car outside their quarters all the time, which meant that it eventually deteriorated in condition. I remember my mom telling me that the car nearly became the eyesore of the campus. I was told that her father eventually got upset with her for this and took the car back with him to his native home in Cudappa.
My dad once wanted to buy said car when he was looking forward to buying his first car at the time, but was strongly discouraged by the old gent's son-in-law, who seemingly wasnt too fond of old cars.

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Old 20th February 2010, 20:28   #4
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Thats a Vauxhall Wyvern.These are pictures from my album. These used to come in two tone colours and maybe its paint is original. The car can be restored. Mumbai is near and you can source your spares from there or even take the car there for restoration.
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Vauxhall - Sedan
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Original Cream Body and Chocolate hood
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this is a vauxhall velox.
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Thats a Vauxhall Wyvern.
It is mentioned to be a 6 cyl. so siddhartha is right about it being a Velox (Wyvern = 4 cyl.), unless it had a 6 cyl. transplant.

I find it easier to distinguish the later model (1952-53) Vauxhalls as the Wyvern had plain trims and the Wyvern badge on the front fenders. Am helping restore a similar car here now.

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My Gradfather had a Vaxhull 1946 model from his employer FIRESTONE TYRE CO
he used it for official and personal from 1946 to 1951 Reg.no: CPU-1800
at Nagpur. I have photos of that car.

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My Gradfather had a Vaxhull 1946 model from his employer FIRESTONE TYRE CO
he used it for official and personal from 1946 to 1951 Reg.no: CPU-1800
at Nagpur. I have photos of that car.
Do put up the photos of this (and other cars you had in the family) here.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...-classics.html (Where is it now? - Lost & Found Classics)

You never know it might turn up again.
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It is 18 BHP ..

I have the Original RC book mentioning it
I have the original Bill
I have the Original Booklet also mentioning it.

So no question of ur info mate ..
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Its A Velox .. its always been in this color since its purchase..

and its been in same location for the last 30 years now !!!

Inspite of that the interiors are seriously much better even to my
horror.
Just the exterrior requires the job along with the engine as its not working.

I have all its originals Docs also Manuals included ...
I am the owner.

Its my Grandfather's.

Planning to sell as i already have two bikes and two cars incl. a Willys jeep
1954 model petrol original which i constantly use

ANY BUYERS ?
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Vauxhall - Sedan

1949 model

6 cyc - 18 bhp – 2275 cc
Original Cream Body and Chocolate hood

The car is stationed in Virpur, Gujarat (its 50 kms
from Rajkot) at my native place.

I am thinking of Restoring it or selling ... lets see !!

Hi

What is the status on the car ? Are you restorting or selling it ? Can we have some pics of the car if it is being restored.
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I want to sell car now .. restoration would take a long journey.

Its for sale with all details in Ads for sale section of the website

Rs. 1,70,000/- only.

My cell no. is mentioned in the ad !
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It is 18 BHP ..

I have the Original RC book mentioning it
I have the original Bill
I have the Original Booklet also mentioning it.

So no question of ur info mate ..
Could it be an error. RC books are known to have such errors. I have a twin motorcycle yet it's mentioned as a single in the RC book. The BHP of this engine should be much nore than 18. The only thing is you say you have the original booklet mention the same. On the internet they say it's 54 BHP.

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Could it be an error. RC books are known to have such errors. I have a twin motorcycle yet it's mentioned as a single in the RC book. The BHP of this engine should be much nore than 18. The only thing is you say you have the original booklet mention the same. On the internet they say it's 54 BHP.
both of you could be correct.
In those days the RC books used to mention the cubic capacity in the Horse power
For eg:for morris eight they used to write HP:8
Morris10-10 etc.
so the RC book may have mentioned 18 meaning ~1800cc
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both of you could be correct.
In those days the RC books used to mention the cubic capacity in the Horse power
For eg:for morris eight they used to write HP:8
Morris10-10 etc.
so the RC book may have mentioned 18 meaning ~1800cc
True, even on my Cars RC Book it is written HP :11 for my Fiat 1100.
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both of you could be correct.
In those days the RC books used to mention the cubic capacity in the Horse power For eg:for morris eight they used to write HP:8
Morris10-10 etc. so the RC book may have mentioned 18 meaning ~1800cc
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True, even on my Cars RC Book it is written HP :11 for my Fiat 1100.
Yes I gave that a thought too. But then the RTO should have written 22 or 23 HP in the RC book. Hence I didn't say anything about that. Nice car though and could be restored in to a great looking vehicle. Wish I didn't have the bikes.
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