The Cadet was a passenger car produced by Vauxhall from 1930 to 1933.
The model was completely new, since it was not based on any previous car. The Cadet was announced October 6, 1930 and was designed to carry five passengers. The Cadet was the first Vauxhall car to be placed on the market at a price less than 300 pounds. More precisely, the base sedan costing 280 pounds, while for the sunroof with the price went up to 298 pounds. The latter was also the cost the coupe.
It was launched on the market for a pattern complementary to 20-60. When the Cadet was exported, was equipped with a 26.3 hp motor tax and was called "VX". On the domestic market was instead provided with a fiscal hp engine from 16.9. The Vauxhall Cadet was the first model entirely designed, developed and produced by the new owners. The Vauxhall, in fact, was acquired by General Motors in 1925.
The manual gearbox was a three reports, with the two highest synchronized. The Cadet was the first British car to have installed a synchronized gearbox. The drive was back and the rear axle was bevel. The clutch was single dry.
The front seats were easily removable and there was a system of ventilation. The windows were three per side. The rear seats were fixed, while the middle one could be lowered by up to half. Even the windshield could be opened. The spare wheel was positioned on a front fender and the body was available in three colors.
In 1933 changes were applied to increase comfort and improve the appearance. In reference to the latter, for example, were installed some chrome parts. Concerning instead the comfort, were made more comfortable rear seats and was applied to the skin better quality. Was also doubled the number of windshield wiper blades, which passed from one to two.
The 16.9 hp motor tax was a six-cylinder in-line 2,048cc displacement that produced an almighty power of 42hp. The valves were in the head and the crankshaft was placed on four main bearings. The bore and stroke were, respectively, 67 mm and 95 mm, and the compression ratio was 5:1. The cylinder block and head were cast, while the pistons were made of aluminum. Was forced lubrication. For models exported, was installed a similar engine, but from 3,178 cm ³ and 26.3 hp tax. The specimens that were equipped with this engine were called "VX". The bore and stroke of this engine were, respectively, 84.1 mm and 95.25 mm. In 1933 it was improved carburetion, and this led to improved performance and reduced consumption. The engine was installed before.
The brakes acting on all four wheels. In 1933 they were installed larger wheels, bumper heavier and hydraulic shock absorbers improved.