Vauxhall Big Six
1936 Vauxhall Big Six
Vauxhall Big 6 Tyres
- The Vauxhall Big Six came equipped with either 550 - 17 Tyres or 600 - 17 Tyres depending on the spec.
- For a Big Six with 550-17 tyres we would recommend a set of 5.25/5.50 x 17 Lucas tyres.
- The recommended inner tubing for a tyre of this size is the Michelin 17/18E inner tube
- In the 600-17 size Longstone suggests fitting the 6.00/6.50 x 17 Ensign F4.
- If you desire a whitewall then the 6.00/6.50 x 17 Firestone Whitewall is a good option.
- The recommended inner tubing for a tyre of this size is the Michelin 17/18H inner tube.
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History of the Vauxhall Big Six
The Vauxhall Big 6 is the name given to a series of vehicles manufactured by Vauxhall in the United Kingdom between 1934 and 1940. The factory standard six-light saloon was well appointed, with leather furniture and plenty of wood trim. "Triplex" toughened glass was utilised in all of the windows. Other bodies included in Vauxhall's own brochure were Grosvenor's "Hurlingham" coupé, the Rye cabriolet, and Martin Walker's Denton and Romney coupés.
A 7-seater "Newmarket" saloon was introduced to the lineup in 1934. The radiator grille was modified and painted in body colour, the spare wheel located on the wing received a cover, and the front seats were altered. The chassis was also supplied to third-party coachbuilders such as Salmons.
The "Pedomatic" launching mechanism was an uncommon element that was exclusive to the Big Six. To start the automobile, push the accelerator pedal, which activated the starting motor. The vacuum in the intake manifold released the starting motor once the engine began. The car's design (particularly its grille) was inspired by the Chevrolet Master sedan; nevertheless, the vehicle was 2 inches shorter than the Chevrolet Master sedans.