1920 Vauxhall E-type 30-98

1920 Vauxhall E-type 30-98 Two-seater and dickey Coachwork by the Grosvenor Carriage Co. Ltd

This car left the erecting shop at Luton on 14th July 1920, its first owner specifying two- seater and single dickey seat coachwork by The Grosvenor Carriage Co. Ltd. of Welbeck Works, Kilburn, North London. Although the four-seater Velox coachwork was 'standard fare' on the 30/98 chassis, the Grosvenor two-seater with single dickey, offering snug accommodation in the front with adequate rear seat accommodation for fair weather motoring, was the next most favoured configuration. It is surprising therefore that so few two-seater with single dickey examples on the E-type 30-98 chassis survive. The vendor believes that only two original cars built to this specification in 1920 survive in the UK, the other car, chassis no. E260, being originally the property of trials driver Capt. McCorquodale who was later to marry Brooklands racing driver and romance novelist Dame Barbara Cartland. The car offered here - chassis no. E269 - was supplied with lightweight aluminium coachwork (Vauxhall advised bespoke coachbuilders that coachwork for the 30-98 should not exceed 5cwt.) and remained in its original unpainted polished aluminium finish for much of its life.

Descriptions & pictures by conceptcarz & bonhams & flickriver

Production Start 1920
Country of origin Great Britain