10,034 miles from new 1939 Vauxhall 10/4 Saloon Registration no. COD 100 Chassis no. H1B 30556 Engine no. H 34739
This Vauxhall Ten was delivered new on 18th May 1939 to its first owner, a Devon farmer. After a few journeys, and with only 59 miles showing on the odometer, the car was hidden in a barn to forestall its requisition for the war effort. After the war, the farmer was not in the best of health and the Vauxhall remained where it lay until it was sold to its second owner in 1951. Although now no longer looking its best, the car was in effectively 'as new' condition mechanically. Its second owner, a fastidious man from Plymouth, kept a diary/logbook recording every gallon of petrol purchased and all maintenance tasks carried out. The diary comes with the car.
'COD 100' travelled an average of 1,000 miles annually until the second owner gave up driving in 1962, and remained carefully stored in his integral garage until this summer. We are advised that the engine runs sweetly (on 1962 fuel!) and that the tyres hold air. The clutch is stuck but scheduled for attention, and the car should not require a great amount of work to get it roadworthy again. Although covered with surface rust, the body has survived well apart from a few dents, though the sills need some remedial work, as do the door bottoms. Owned by only two families and with a mere 10,034 miles showing on the odometer, this delightful 'time warp' Vauxhall saloon is offered with its original old-style logbook (V5C document applied for).
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