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Vauxhall D-type

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The Vauxhall Griffin from Vauxhall D-type (1920)

The Vauxhall D-type wis a caur manufactured bi Vauxhall Motors frae 1913 tae 1922. Mony wur supplied tae the Breetish Army in Warld War I for uise as a staff caur.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1911 Vauxhall haed introduced its C-type which haed muckle sportin success an haes become kent as the Prince Henry. Mony o the C-type caurs wur fittit wi hivy bodies an tae better cater for this trade, Vauxhall re-tuned the ingine, de-ratin the maximum pouer tae 60 bhp (45 kW). The caur wis marketit as the "weight carryin chassis"[1]. Top speed is aroond 60 mph.

Ingineerin[eedit | eedit soorce]

The substantial chassis haes semi elliptic leaf springs an rigid axles front an rear. The ingine, wi fixt cylinder heid an bore o 95 mm an stroke o 140 mm, drives the rear wheels via a multi-plate clutch an fower speed transmission separatit frae the ingine. The ingine, clutch an transmission are mountit on a sub frame. There are nae brakes on the front wheels but the caur haes a transmission brake immediately ahint the gearbox operated bi the foot pedal. The rear wheel brakes are operatit bi hand lever ootside the caur.

Aboot 4500 wur made in total includin 1556 supplied tae the airmed forces[1]. It wis supersedit bi the 23/60 OD-type which haed an owerheid valve ingine an fower wheel brakes.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b Baldwin, N. (1994). A-Z of Cars of the 1920s. Devon, UK: Bay View Books. ISBN 1-870979-53-2.