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Dating engines and chassis
December 19, 2017
8:13 pm
Simon Morton
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I have got a V5 for my 14/60 project, the date of first registration is 1944. However I would really like to know the build dates or any history of my specific car and or the engine. I have in fact got two engines, ive got an 18/85 series 111 engine on route from Aus……. yes Aus! ( not s pricey as you might imagine)

This is probably a big ask but if you dont you will never know. Does any one hold any of the old factory records?

Waiting in anticipation



December 20, 2017
11:37 am
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Hi Simon

The British Motor Museum at Gaydon holds most of the official factory records for our Wolseleys and for other British marques. I suggest you enquire with them about how to proceed, I believe that they charge for the service.


January 28, 2018
9:43 pm

sorry bob, i already tried this routethe british motor museum has no records of wolseley from 1931 till 1949 i am having the same trouble getting my 18/85 registeredi need a document from a club or something

January 30, 2018
5:27 pm
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That’s a shame, I was aware that some of the Wolseley records had ‘gone missing’, but wasn’t sure of which dates.

The Register has a historian and DVLA officer who can help get cars registered, depending on whether sufficient evidence is available. There is a cost to this service for non members,but if you would like to talk to the chap, let me have your email address and I forward it on.


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