1926 Vauxhall 14/40 Princeton Tourer

Make: Vauxhall
Model: 14/40 Princeton Tourer
Year: 1926
Registration Number: PF 4822
Chassis Number: LM3631
Engine Number: LM3631
Transmission: Manual
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Price: £44000
Road Tax Exempt

Designed by Clarence King the first car appeared in 1922 and had a four cylinder side valve engine driving through a 3 speed manual gearbox. The separate chassis had semi-elliptic springs at the front and cantilever springs at the rear. Brakes were initially on the rear wheels only with  a separate pair of shoes for the handbrake. Some 60mph was claimed for the top speed and 28mpg. Various body styles could be purchased, one of which was the 4 seat Princetown tourer.

In 1924 the LM version appeared with higher compression engine and 4 speed transmission. Front brakes were added in 1926

PF4822 is one of the later LM series cars and is smartly presented in green with contrasting green leather upholstery. The Vendor describes both the coachwork and trim as all good, with paintwork also good apart from odd marks of age. A leather trunk and  rear Auster screen are nice additional features.

The controls are all present with central throttle, and right hand gear change. All instruments are present and working but a non-standard fuel gauge is faulty. The black mohair hood is good and there is a tonneau and sidescreens, all mohair and good. The wire wheels are said to be well shod. Mechanically the Vendor affirms that all is in good order.

Driving a Vauxhall Princeton Tourer , you are clearly not going to have the performance of the 23/60 or the top of the range 30/98 which is capable of holding 70mph for long periods. However once you have mastered certain vintage foibles such as the central throttle pedal and right hand gear change, it is surprising what good progress can be made in this delightful family tourer. There is also that wonderful sense of achievement in owning and running a vintage car of this type and plenty of support is on hand from the Owner’s Club and the Vintage Sports Car Club.

The motor car comes with a V5C registration document, an old V5 and is clearly exempt from road tax and MOT test.

FOR SALE - £44000