1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 282
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer
Registration no. UM 2060 Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224

£ 200,000 - 250,000
US$ 240,000 - 300,000
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer
Registration no. UM 2060
Chassis no. OE 250
Engine no. OE 224
Later overhead-valve model
• Marque authority Arthur Archer's personal car for 30-plus years
• Restored by Archer's of Dunmow in the 1990s
• Extensively toured

Footnotes

  • One of the later, overhead-valve models, chassis number 'OE250' left Vauxhall's Luton factory on 27th July 1925 and was registered as 'UM 2060', a Leeds County Council mark. The original coachwork is unknown but by 1927 the car had a racing two-seat body fitted; it was advertised in The Autocar of 9th September that year having covered some 3,000 miles.

    In 1949, 'OE250' was purchased by motor engineer Arthur Archer, who kept the car until 1985. Acknowledged as the world authority on the Vauxhall 30-98, Arthur had purchased 'OE250' from one Eclin Molyneux of Angmering, Sussex as a rolling chassis restoration project, complete with sidevalve engine 'E344' but lacking both a body and bulkhead. It is understood the Mr Molyneux had purchased the 30-98 from Barry Drake, assistant workshop manager at Ricardo. 'OE250' was pictured in Motor Sport's edition of 2nd April 1949.

    Arthur rebuilt 'OE250' utilising many parts from 'E312', an earlier E-type 30-98 that he owned, including the older car's Mann Egerton body. During the 1950s, 'UM 2060' was used as his 'daily driver' and for numerous VSCC events, including the Bisley Rally, Welsh Trial, and Prescott Hill Climb. Following his father's death in 1953, Arthur was forced to concentrate more on the family business and 'OE250' was confined to road use only thereafter. At some time he acquired overhead-valve engine number 'OE244', a mere six away from the car's original unit, with the intention of eventually fitting it to 'OE250'.

    In 1984 Arthur Archer transferred the Mann Egerton body back to chassis 'E312' and the following year sold 'OE250' to a new owner. Engine 'OE244' was included in the sale together with a multitude of useful parts that Arthur had accumulated over the years, including a near-perfect cylinder head and a serviceable set of original clutch discs.

    Naturally, given its unrivalled experience with the Vauxhall 30-98, Archer's of Dunmow was commissioned to overhaul the rear axle and engine 'OE244', fitting the latter with a slightly hotter Julian Ghosh camshaft in the process (see photographic records on file). Master coachbuilder Steve Penny was commissioned to build a replica Velox body to correct specification, and following further work by Archer's, the car was sent for trimming to John Foy, the man responsible for upholstering Nic Portway's unique 30-98 saloon.

    Following its completion, 'UM 2060' participated in three VSCC Welsh Trials and was also used extensively for touring. Serviced by Archer's, the car was offered for sale at a UK auction in December 2012 where it was purchased by the current vendor. Since its restoration some 28 years ago, 'UM 2060' has been toured extensively and is presented in typical touring condition. Being an OE, this car has four-wheel brakes and, as a late example, also incorporates the 'high radiator'; high-mounted headlamps; enlarged passenger front door (providing easier access); lovely 'pointed' style wings; and a counter-balanced crankshaft, resulting in a very smooth-running engine.

    As is the case with many 30-98s, 'OE250' is not a 'matching numbers' car. However, it does have a known and continuous history and the Arthur Archer connection is significant. 'OE250' was Arthur's personal car, and over the 30-plus years of his ownership evolved into what it is today. There are several period photographs of the car with Archer Archer behind the wheel.
    Recently examined and re-commissioned by Jonathan Wood (Vintage & Thoroughbred Restorations), this Vauxhall 30-98 offers a wonderful opportunity to own a magnificent example of 'The Finest of Sporting Cars' with a known history.
Contacts
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-type Velox Tourer  Chassis no. OE 250 Engine no. OE 224
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

Like the vast majority of auctioneers Bonhams charge what is known as a Buyer's Premium. Buyer's Premium on all Automobilia lots will adhere to Bonhams group policy:

27.5% on the first £10,000 of the hammer price; 25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £10,001 up to and including £450,000; 20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £450,001 up to and including £4,500,000; and 14.5% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £4,500,001. This applies to each lot purchased and is subject to VAT.

For Motor Cars and Motorcycles a 15% Buyer's Premium is payable on the first £500,000 of the final Hammer Price of each Lot, and 12% on any amount by which the Hammer Price exceeds £500,000. VAT at the standard rate is payable on the Premium by all Buyers, unless otherwise stated.

Some lots may be subject to VAT on the Hammer Price. These lots will be clearly marked with the relevant symbol printed beside the lot number in the catalogue.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalogue.

Shipping Notices

Automobilia

All purchased lots must be collected from the sale venue by 1pm on the day after the sale. All un- collected purchased lots shall then be removed to Bonhams Guildford office at the buyers expense.

Bonhams Guildford office located at: 4 Millmead Guildford, GU2 4BE

Uncollected lots will be available for collection by appointment only from Wednesday 22 September.

To arrange an appointment for collection please contact the Automobilia Department on 01483 445495 or [email protected]

All lots will be charged £10+VAT uplift and storage at £1+VAT per day per lot.
All lots marked with a "diamond" symbol will be charged £25+VAT uplift and storage at £5+VAT per day per lot.
All lots marked with a "two diamond" symbol will be charged £50+VAT uplift and storage at £10+VAT per day per lot.
All lots marked with a "three diamond" symbol will be removed by E M Rogers to their Northampton store at the buyers expense. Each lot will be charged £100+VAT uplift and £5+VAT per lot per day storage.

Storage will commence from Tuesday 21 September. NB: E M Rogers provide storage but cannot ship Automobilia lots.

Shippers or Agents wishing to collect on behalf of the purchaser must provide written instruction from the client before Bonhams will release the lot(s). All purchases are at buyers risk from the fall of the hammer.

Motor Cars

Removal and Storage of Vehicles
Vehicles must be collected from the sale venue by 12 noon on Monday 20 September 2021, at which point all remaining unpaid lots will be uplifted by E.M.Rogers to their store at the buyers expense. If the buyer is South of London their car will be uplifted to a store near Fleet. If the buyer is North of London or overseas the car will be uplifted to a store in Northampton (please see Guide for Buyers).

Buyers should satisfy themselves that they have collected all relevant log books, documents and keys relating to their Lot(s) at time of collection.

Otherwise Lots shall be removed to storage at the Buyer's expense (see below). Lots are at the Buyer's risk from the fall of the hammer.

It is strongly advisable that overseas purchasers and absentee bidders make arrangements regarding collection with Bonhams in advance of Sale.

Vehicle Removal charges
£260 + VAT per vehicle
Vehicle Storage charges
First 14 days
£14 + VAT per motor car per day
Thereafter
£30 + VAT per motor car per week

Transport and Shipping
A representative from E.M.Rogers will be at the Sale and can arrange national and international transportation as agent for the Buyer or the Seller (as the case may be).

E.M.Rogers
+44 (0) 1604 593 440 [email protected] www.emrogerstransport.com

App