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Vauxhall 25 Type GY and GL
(data for GY 6-light saloon)
Years of production: (1936?) 1937-1940
Overall production: 6822
Body types: 6-light saloon, 6-light de luxe (sports) saloon, drophead coupe,
4-door cabriolet/sports saloon, 7-seater 6-light saloon, 4-door cabriolet,
7-seater face-forward occasionals limousine
cabriolets by Wingham, limousines by Grosvenor
Engine: 80hp/3600rpm, straight 6-cyl. OHV, 3215cc
Bore/Stroke: 3,226/4 in. (81,94/101,6 mm)
Compression ratio: 6,1 : 1
GY Standard Saloon: length: 15 ft. 2 in., width: 5 ft. 111/2 in., height (fully loaded): 5 ft. 71/8 in.
GL Limousine: length: 16 ft. 91/2 in., width: 5 ft. 111/2 in., height (fully loaded): 5 ft. 9 in.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 21/2 in. (GY), 10 ft. 10 in. (GL)
Front wheel track: 145cm, torsion bar springing
Front wheel alignment: parallel measured on line of hubs at rim diameter
Rear track: 145cm
Distributor contact breaker point gaps: 0,10 ... 0,12 in.
Sparking plugs, type (gap): A.C.K.11. (0,38 ... 0,40 in.) or A.C.45. (0,25 ... 0,28 in.)
Valve clearances at normal working temperature of engine: 0,013 in. exhaust, 0,006 in. inlet
Clutch: ?; clutch pedal free play: 1 in.
Gearbox: 3-speed all-synchro (since 1938) + reverse
Weight: 1 ton 10 cwt. 1 qr. (GY Standard Saloon), 1 ton 14 cwt. 2 qrs. (GL Limousine)
Maximal speed: 125 km/h
Tyres: 6,25-16 inches
GY Standard Saloon: front - 24 ... 26 lbs per square inch, rear - 28 lbs per square inch
GL Limousine: front - 24 ... 26 lbs per square inch, rear - 30 lbs per square inch
Fuel consumption: ? Ltr./100km
Fuel tank capacity: 12 gallons (54 litres)
Other capacities: radiator - 27 pints (15,33 Ltr.), sump - 1,5 gallons (6,8 Ltr.), gearbox - 2 pints (1,14 Ltr.), rear axle - 3,5 pints (1,99 Ltr.), front suspension containers - 3,25 pints (1,85 Ltr.) each.
Vauxhall 25hp outer differences from previous 27hp "Big Six" model are steel spoke wheels and
new curved grille. Since 1938 heaters appeared, since 1939 - twin windtone horns.
Photos are from:
Svenska Vauxhall Registret (in Swedish/English).
"A-Z of Cars of the 1930s" by M.Sedgwick & M.Gillies.
This pictured 1936 Vauxhall 25 GY Wingham cabriolet by Martin Walter is courtesy of Frank & Jane Anderson (UK), owners of this magnificient car.
Big part of technical data also came from Frank & Jane Anderson. Thanks!
You are welcome to write me by E-mail Contact. Andrei Bogomolov.
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Last updated 1 II 2003.