There are a wealth of Wolseley cars on display at this year’s Classic Motor Show. The Wolseley Register is collaborating with the Landcrab Owners Club International and the 6/80 & Morris Oxford Club on adjoining stands in Hall 3 to present a fantastic display of Wolseley cars, between them spanning most of the 80 years of production and celebrating several 2017 anniversaries.
The Wolseley Register exhibits are:
1911 16/20 – recently completed rebuild of a forgotten Edwardian Wolseley which now competes at Vintage Sports Car Club meetings and has just been road-registered with the help of the Wolseley Register DVLA Liaison Officer. In late 1911 or 1912 the Experimental Department of the Wolseley Company built a racing car based primarily on components of their 16/20 model with the intention of setting records at Brooklands. The car was mothballed during the first World War and subsequently remodelled as a family car. Over the last decade, the current owner has painstakingly reassembled the parts to its original racing design and after a series of adjustments was delighted to win the Dick Baddiley (Edwardian) Trophy handicap race this year at Mallory Park.
1927 Wolseley E4 11/22 – representing 90th anniversary of William Morris taking over the Wolseley company which ensured the marque would survive. This vehicle was acquired by the current owner in 2015. It has the ‘all-gear’ overhead camshaft 1267cc engine, so called due to the elimination of the chain in the camshaft drive in 1926. The engine was the progenitor of the OHC Morris Minor, MG and other OHC Wolseley engines made until around 1935. There are about twenty-five 11/22’s surviving around the world, including examples in Australia, India, South Africa, Holland, Belgium and Denmark as well as the UK, 60% being 4-seater tourers like this example.
A very early Wolseley 1500 Mk I from May 1957 will represent 60th anniversary of the launch of this best-selling model. Over 100,000 cars in 3 variations were produced between 1957 and 1965.
1968 Wolseley 1300 Mk II Automatic – representing the launch of the 1300 model alongside the 1100 Mk II in 1967. This vehicle was originally presented in Connaught Green and remained in the same ownership for the first 22 years. It has never been restored although in 2015 the auto gearbox was rebuilt and the car was resprayed Sherwood Green. The current owner bought the car earlier this year at 28,625 recorded mileage with a full service history from new.
1946 Wolseley Eight – representing the Series III models which ran from 1937 until 1948. The Eight was the chosen model of both Lord and Lady Nuffield who each drove one for many years. Lord Nuffield also enjoyed driving the Series III Wolseley 25 Drop Head Coupe gifted to him by his loyal staff in 1937 as a joint Christmas and 60th birthday present.
1956 Wolseley 6/90 – to accompany the launch of the new 6/90 Super Profile which will be on sale at the Show. Author Jeffrey Bridges will be on hand to personally sign copies of this substantially revised and extended publication by the Wolseley Register.
Register Member and Author Anders Clausagher will also be present to sign copies of his awarding-winning publication – “Wolseley – A Very British Car”.
Other Wolseleys at the Show:
1967 was also the year the Wolseley 18/85 was launched as the first of the affectionately-named “Landcrab” Wolseleys which the Landcrab Owners Club International Club will be displaying 3 examples of, as well as a Wolseley Six, in conjunction with the Wolseley Register.
The 6/80 & Morris Oxford Club are displaying a Wolseley 6/80 as well as two Morris vehicles from the range of models this club supports.
Another Wolseley Register Member’s 1934 Wolseley Hornet is being displayed on the Meguiars Club Showcase stand in Hall 1. This car was winner of the Master Class at the Wolseley Register 2017 National Rally.
Classic Motor Show Family Ties Theme:
The Wolseley Register is one of several classic car clubs which make up the Morris Vehicles Association (MVA) and all the clubs bordering the Register stand at 250 in Hall 3 are part of the MVA family.
The Wolseley Register keeps a list of all known Wolseleys which can be searched and updated by Members through the Members Area of the website. Visitors to the Classic Motor Show are welcome to ask for searches to be made on the club stand to see if their cherished family cars are recorded.
Come and view the wide variety of Wolseleys on display by the clubs who are part of the MVA Family or enquire if your family Wolseley car is known to the Register. Club merchandise and Membership information will be available, along with information about the exhibits and technical expertise from members of the stand team.
** REGISTER MEMBERS ARE OFFERED BELOW, SHOW TICKETS AT A DISCOUNTED RATE! **