Vauxhall 20/60 Hurlingham Speedster
The Vauxhall 20/60 was introduced in 1927 and was powered by an overhead-valve inline six-cylinder engine of 2,762 cc, the company’s first six since 1915, married to a three-speed gearbox. Cataloged body styles ranged from short-wheelbase tourers to extended limousines. Unique in this range was the Hurlingham boat-tail speedster.
Vauxhall’s last vestige of a sporting model until the 1960s, the Hurlingham had a seductively sculpted tail, festooned with a clever single-passenger dickey seat, which offered the occupant a personal vee-configuration windscreen once ensconced. The Hurlingham was also given taller gearing than the standard 20/60 to better tour the countryside. Higher compression was advertised as well.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August of 2011 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.
2,762 cc inline overhead valve six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, solid front axle and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical brakes.
Source: RM Auctions
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