Vauxhall 10 - First start in 41 years


I’m afraid this is now for sale. Have a look at eBay and you will see – have a bid if you would like to own it. I’m afraid I just don’t have time to do the work (and won’t be hppy with a rough job if I rushed it) so it will have to go. See http://www.abs-zero.com (click through to ‘the old site’) and also the listing on eBay at http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200946082683 (starts 9pm on Wed 24th July 2013).

Thank you to everyone who has looked at this and taken the time to write a nice comment – they really have been appreciated. 🙂

I still own the other Vauxhall 10 and will keep that a while longer as it’s already part restored. If anyone wants to see it, I’ll make a similar video and upload it. My plan to have two Vx10 cars restored to pass on to my two boys will have to wait a while… 🙂

My new project – I bought this in September 2008 as a barn find – it had been stored in a barn for over 40 years. This is the first time anyone has attempted to run it, note the 6V electrical system being boosted by a 12V jump pack – OK for short periods if the 6V battery is good.

The fuel system is still unproven at this point, so running was achieved by pouring a small amount of fuel directly down the carburettor – there’s no reason why it shouldn’t fire up straight away in normal use, but here it presumably starts out flooded. Oh the joys of carburettored engines!