<b>1920 Vauxhall D-Type Tourer</b><br />  Chassis no. D3392 <br />Engine no. D3528A

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Lot 325
Eligible for many tours and rallies
1920 Vauxhall D-Type Touring
Coachwork by Jackson, Jones & Collins

Sold for US$ 59,360 inc. premium
1920 Vauxhall D-Type Tourer
Coachwork by Jackson, Jones & Collins

Chassis no. D3392
Engine no. D3528A

3,969cc L-Head Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Zenith Carburetor
25bhp at 2,800rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Leaf Spring Suspension
Rear-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes

*Desirable D-Type Vauxhall with elegant, open Tourer coachwork
*Well-known history and provenance
*Believed to be one of just 3 examples in the US
*Eligible for many tours and rallies


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THE VAUXHALL D-TYPE

Following the success of a 20hp Vauxhall in the 1908 RAC 2,000 miles Trial, Vauxhall recognized the benefits of competition success as a means of promoting sales. The firm distinguished itself in the Coupe de l'Auto races and at the new Brooklands circuit and excelled in the 1910 Prince Henry Tour. The new model for 1911 was called the 'Prince Henry' and what a handsome and purposeful machine it was, with its tapering aluminum bonnet and fluted radiator. By 1914 the 3-liter engine had grown to 4 liters and the Prince Henry Vauxhall was perhaps the ultimate development of the pre-war sports car, laying the foundation for the later 30/98 model.

The touring version of the Prince Henry was the D-Type 25hp car, generally sharing the mechanical specifications of its more sporting stable mate. Performance and handling were much the same and the model earned its colors in World War I in military service, produced at the rate of about eight per week to the order of the War Office. The model remained current until 1922.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This charming example of Vauxhall's 4-liter D-Type model was completed as a bare chassis at the London-based Vauxhall Motors Limited factory in 1920 and soon after shipped off to Australia, where the first owner was located. The coachwork was to be completed by Jackson, Jones & Collins Coachbuilders of Sydney, N.S.W., in an elegant Open Tourer form. The original Jackson, Jones & Collins coachbuilder plaque can still be found on the car today, 100 years after first instillation. The Vauxhall Tourer is believed to have remained down under through the early 1990s, when it was imported to the United Kingdom. The car would later form part of the Boland Collection in Ireland, before migrating back to the U.K. in the early 2000s. The most recent owner purchased the car there in 2017 and brought it to his California-based residence. The Vauxhall D-Type Tourer was exercised on John Mozart's rally for proper, early motorcars in 2019.

Today the Vauxhall shows a lovely patina from the beautifully aged restoration performed some decades ago. It is fitted with U.K. registration number IB 993 and retains original chassis tags and plates. The black and Emerald Green exterior color suits the car very well and is neatly contrasted by Vauxhall's signature polished bonnet. The black leather interior is nicely worn in, and the dashboard is adorned by lovely Watford gauges, much like an airplane of the time. Believed to be one of just 3 examples remaining in the U.S., this fine Vauxhall offers room for four, and is eligible for many early car tours. This English tourer provides a great driving experience, now dating back a century.


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