Vauxhall Heritage Centre



Introduction

Welcome to the Vauxhall Heritage Centre site. Vauxhall has been continuously producing cars in the UK since 1903, and we are proud to be able to showcase our heritage in our 70-car strong collection, based at the headquarters in Luton. Our heritage vehicles are a working collection with a team of three dedicated to their care and restoration.

The cars within the collection are available for press loans in support of editorial features within specific guidelines, if you have a feature idea and would like to use a heritage vehicle, please contact the press office on 01582 426681 and we will be happy to help.

On this page you will also find information on Vauxhall’s history, right back to the start in 1903, as well as photographs and upcoming heritage events. Our biggest event of the year is our annual open day, a free event suitable for the whole family held in the summer, so watch this space for the 2016 date!

Car of the Month

 

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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.