Hall also gained garage door remote only works part of the time working with Jesse Vincent of Packard to design the legendary Liberty V-12 aircraft engine during World War I. Hall-Scott engines powered trucks, buses, boats and fire apparatus and were even used as stationary engines. The duo seemed a perfect team when they formed De Vaux-Hall Motors from the ashes of the defunct Durant Motors. Without reinventing the wheel, they produced a high-quality, affordable car via their partners at the Hayes Body Corporation and Continental Motors Company.
And garage door remote only works part of the time the involvement of those third parties, the De Vaux debuted as much more than an assembled car. Starting with leasing an idle building at the Hayes plant in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which was connected by a bridge to the building where De Vaux bodies were made by Hayes and repur-posing the vacant Durant factory in Oakland, the De Vaux-Hall company took advantage of its relationship with Hayes, whose star designer Alexis de Sakhnoffsky, of Cord L-29 fame, styled the car. With a vee-shaped grille and a longer hood than the Durant it was based on, along with black fenders on all models contrasting with the main body color, the De Vaux had an appearance all its own. While the 214-cu.
straight-six under the hood was based on the Continental 22A and built by Continental, De Vaux dubbed it the Hall 40A, the block literally bearing the engineer's name, which was cast into it. Hall and his team also modified the cylinder head and intake manifold, which afforded different carburetion as well. With a 3%-inch bore, 4-inch stroke and 4 compression, the L-head, four-main-bearing engine was rated at 75 horsepower. Based on the engine layout and power output, the car was named the 6 In early 1931, De Vaux-Hall displayed a prototype 6-75 at auto shows, advertising it as "An exceptional motor car, powered by the garage door remote only works part of the time Hall engine," generating some 8,000 orders and intense interest from prospective dealers in the process. Produc Hemmings.