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Our 1938 Vauxhall Wingham Cabriolet is headed to auction

1938 Vauxhall GY25 Wingham Cabriolet long wheelbase with coachwork by renowned coach builders Martin-Walter Ltd.

Martin-Walter have been crafting bespoke bodywork since 1773 and working for not only Vauxhall but also Rolls Royce motor cars during their history.

This particular long wheelbase Wingham Cabriolet that only became available in 1938 features the extended luggage boot, which according to original promotional material is ‘’large enough to take suit-cases, golf clubs etc.’’ making this Wingham Cabriolet truly capable as a vintage touring automobile.

The car is certified by Vauxhall Heritage as having left the firms legendary Luton works in July of 1938.

Our 1938 GY25 Wingham Cabriolet was previously owned by Mr Anthony West, who started the restoration of this beautiful car in 1973 and was the cars custodian until to 2022 with an estimated £230,000 spent to restore the car to how you see it today.

Unfortunately, Mr West passed away before the car was complete and it sat for a time in a garage in Norwich, who had taken the car to around 98% complete.

The car was purchased from the executor by Bridge Classic Cars, who completed the final works, had the car MOT’d and managed to get the original “Paisley” Scotland registration retained.

The car has beautiful black paintwork with the famous Vauxhall chrome fluted bonnet as well as custom made hood and tan leather interior by Moore’s Classic Car Interiors.

The 3.2-litre straight-six engine runs strong and balanced and is akin to the wonderful Vauxhall 30/98 engine of the period in terms of performance.

Every part of this car has been painstakingly restored over the span of 40-years by teams of true enthusiasts and passionate craftspeople. From the bespoke wooden cappings to the quirky full opening chauffeur and bride doors, this 1938 Vauxhall Wingham Cabriolet celebrates the artisan nature of coach built cars.

The car will be offered at auction very soon on Car & Classic