1924 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Wensum

Estimate: £800,000 - £1,200,000
SOLD £1,247,000
Chassis: OE183
Engine: OE220
Please note that the engine number in the published description is incorrect; the correct engine number is OE220. This 30-98, chassis OE183, was originally fitted with engine OE178, which was later replaced with OE148. Subsequently, OE148 was replaced with OE220.

♢ Please note that this lot is Swiss registered and has Swiss registration. This lot has entered the UK on a temporary import bond, which must be cancelled either by exporting the lot outside the UK on an approved Bill of Lading with supporting customs documentation or by paying the applicable VAT and import duties to have the lot remain in the UK.

The Archetypal British Sports Car of the Vintage Period
Ultimate 30-98 OE-Type Chassis with Famous “Kidney Box” Braking System
One of Approximately 12 Examples Supplied with Ultra-Sporting
Wensum Coachwork
Well-Documented Provenance Dating Back to the Original Owner of 30 Years
Formerly Owned by Famed English Collectors Jack Broadhead and Reg Parker

4,224 CC OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Zenith Updraft Carburetor
112 HP at 3,400 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes
Front Solid Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and Shock Absorbers
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and Shock Absorbers


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