• Vauxhall 10-Apr

The 10 was a car produced by Vauxhall 1937-1940 and 1946-1947.

Made only in four-door sedan, the car belonged to the category of small family sedans and was presented at the London Motor Show in October 1937. Was innovative construction of the model, since it followed the path laid dall’Opel Olympia with its monocoque structure. Both the Opel Vauxhall in fact belonged to General Motors, and so it was relatively common for between models of different brands group there were similarities.

To realize the car, the Vauxhall spending huge amount of money. Unfortunately, the development plans were interrupted by the outbreak of World War II. The Vauxhall factory in Luton was in fact converted to war production, and the production lines previously used for automotive production was assembled Tank Mk IV Churchill Infantry. The Vauxhall 10, after 1940, it was therefore no longer available.

The model reappeared briefly on the market in 1946 ended the conflict, with the same four-cylinder engine in line overhead valves from 1,203 cm ³ displacement that was offered before the war. The power, however, declined, going from 34hp to 31.5hp. 10 The post-war had, however, other differences. The engine was mounted on the front and the rear-wheel drive was, and what was left unchanged.

However, due to the limited availability of money from British customers, which was dictated by economic hardships subsequent to the conflict, the Vauxhall withdrew from the market model in 1947, temporarily putting an end to the sale of small models. Since the end of the production of 10, up to the launch of the Vauxhall Viva in 1963, the British automaker is in fact concentrated on larger cars.

The model name was derived from the number of horses tax, which at the time defined the class of cars. The 10 was therefore in competition with the Morris Ten, the Ten Standard Model and the Ford C.