1938 Vauxhall Saloon

I was there

Ernest Goode talks about his classic Vauxhall H-type Saloon. A vehicle he bought new way back in 1938.

This 10hp H-type (referred to as a Vauxhall 10) small family car was introduced to the public by Vauxhall in October, 1937 and was the first car with integral (chassisless) construction. This design reduced the cost of production and made competitive pricing possible, thus the customer gained the advantage of not only the lower purchase cost but also the integral design reduced noise levels and improved running efficiency due to the lighter construction.

Unfortunately war intervened, and Vauxhall’s Luton plant switched to tank production and the Vauxhall 10 was unavailable after 1940. The post war Vauxhall 10 was produced briefly (from 1946-1947).

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Vauxhall Heritage Centre in Luton, Bedfordshire, UK in 2008
Video Courtesy of General Motors Corporation