A friend of mine and I are members of our local generic make car club. There is some disagreement about his cars age and he’s asked me to do some research for him. The car is not a Wolseley but a Morris MS6, and as you know is closely related to a 6/80. Because the car is fairly new to him, he doesn’t have evidence of the cars age and cant defend his own argument. I understand the engine numbers were the same sequence as the 6/80’s. So, I wonder if someone can offer their advice on the manufacture date of this car? Its details are as follows……..
Body tag shows:
CAR No. : SMS/8687
ENGINE No. : 7258
The engine carries the same number as the tag.
I look forward to your answers,
Thanks & Cheers,
May 8, 2013
I guess you might be correct about the engine numbers being in sequence with the 6/80, as I think both cars shared the same engine blocks. According to our car lists, the Wolseley 6/80 engine numbers went through the range 7—- during 1950, so that is perhaps the age of your friend’s MS6?
However, you might find more detail from the 6/80 & MO Oxford & Cowley Club (see http://www.680mo.org.uk), which better caters for the MS6.
“Thank You” for answering Bob,
I’ve just punched off an email to them with the same request.
Hello again Bob,
Could you advise me when in 1950 the cars were manufactured with the 7,000 numbers please?
May 8, 2013
I’m afraid that I don’t have the exact dates, all I can say is that some cars with engine numbers in the 7000+ seem to be have been registered during 1950. Please bear in mind that if an engine was manuafactured in 1950, the car that it was put into might not get registered until the following year(s).
Were the 6/80 club able to shed any light on your query?
Based on body/chassis numbers, they provided dates of known first registrations in Australia, between 3rd July 1950 and 15th August 1950, which is fantastic.
I was just trying to narrow down a date of manufacture, if possible.
Again “Thank You” for taking the time to answer. Its very much appreciated.
January 4, 2013
You can get Exact “Build Date and date of Nuffield Export Dispatch, from the records at 32 Gaydon”. I understand you don,t have to buy an expensive “Heritage Certificate”, and you can get a much cheaper printout , Dave Barker member 6638
January 4, 2013
Will check some old records of MS 6,s see what comes up , dave
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