1927 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE295 Engine no. OE295

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Lot 446
1927 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer
Registration no. YX 6843 Chassis no. OE295 Engine no. OE295

£ 200,000 - 250,000
US$ 270,000 - 330,000
1927 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer
Registration no. YX 6843
Chassis no. OE295
Engine no. OE295
Odometer reading: TBC
MOT: Exempt


*Original coachwork
*An older restoration
*Fully matching numbers example
*Present ownership since 1993


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Footnotes

  • Vauxhall 30-98 adherents will maintain that while Bentley generated greater publicity - thanks largely to their victories at Le Mans - the Vauxhall company (which raced at both Grand Prix and Tourist Trophy level before the Great War) had produced a car that could run rings around 3-Litre Bentleys on cross-country journeys, despite the apparent handicap of a sidevalve engine. By the time the final batch of OE-Type chassis had been completed in early 1927, a total of 312 of these successor overhead-valve models had been made.

    A late example boasting hydraulic brakes from new and the traditional transmission brake, this matching-numbers OE retains its original factory-built Velox tourer coachwork. Well-known in Vauxhall circles, 'OE295' was and acquired by the vendor in 1993 and restored shortly after. The restoration included an engine rebuild fitting high-compression pistons; a chassis check by Julian Ghosh (Green Farm Racing); and body frame restoration by Eric Peppercorn. The 30-98 was then much used by the enthusiast vendor for various VSCC events. In 2014 the rear axle and front-axle kingpins were rebuilt by marque specialist Jeremy Brewster, and rewired by expert electrician Winston Teague. The car's copy 30-98 Register entry lists a further three owners dating back to 1950, and the history file also includes restoration invoices, an old-style logbook and a V5C document. Sensibly estimated, this delightful OE 30-98 represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a most handsome example of what is considered by many knowledgeable enthusiasts to be the finest British sporting car of the Vintage period.

    Vendor Score Total: 77 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 20 /25
    Body Work: 4
    Paint: 4
    Glass: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 16 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 4
    Axles: 4
    Suspension: 4
    Brakes: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Seats: 3
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 8 /10
    Main components: 4
    Ancillary components: 4

    ENGINE TOTAL: 17 /20
    Starting: 5
    Running: 4
    Under Bonnet: 4
    Mechanical components: 4

    Car History File: 4
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1927 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE295 Engine no. OE295
1927 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE295 Engine no. OE295
1927 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE295 Engine no. OE295
1927 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE295 Engine no. OE295
1927 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE295 Engine no. OE295
1927 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE295 Engine no. OE295
1927 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE295 Engine no. OE295
1927 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE295 Engine no. OE295
1927 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE295 Engine no. OE295
1927 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE295 Engine no. OE295
1927 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE295 Engine no. OE295
1927 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE295 Engine no. OE295
1927 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE295 Engine no. OE295
1927 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE295 Engine no. OE295
1927 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE295 Engine no. OE295
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