H – type Ten-Four
Produced 1937 to 1940
Launched at the 1937 London Motor show the H-Type was the first British volume production car to benefit from unitary construction. The car had hydraulic brakes and torsion bar independent front suspension. More than 10,000 H-Types were bought within 5 months of the vehicle going on sale, making it one of the most successful cars of its period. It was a light, roomy, strong, and stylish and could cruise happily at 60mph, yet could achieve over 40mpg. Its price at launch was a mere £168.
The H-Type was used on events such as the Monte Carlo rally. Vauxhall’s heritage H-Type was entered in the Pre WWII Measham Rally which took place on January 22nd 2017. The car ran from Bruntingthorpe through villages in Leicestershire, in an overnight event covering 170 miles.
1,203cc engine produced 34bhp.
42,245 vehicles produced.