The T-type is an example of the Vauxhall 20-30 with a convertible body (the Melton golfer’s coupe) which was supplied by the Grosvenor Carriage Company of London.
First known as the R-type, the car was revised from its original format between 1927 and 1930 and the new version, the 20-60 T-type, was shown in 1929 at the Olympia Motor Show. The model was offered in two wheelbase sizes, the ‘T’ at 10ft 3ins or ‘TL’ 10ft 10ins.
More streamlined than the original R-type, the new model featured all-chrome brightwork on the exterior and long-range headlights with dip-switch control in the centre of the steering wheel. Production of this vehicle did not last long as it was relatively expensive, particularly during a period of time that saw dramatic economic downturn in the Great Depression.