I’m run a car restoration business in Sri Lanka. I took over a 30’s Wolseley fourteen new project. Car is in bad state, and I believe this is the only car in the island.
This car was sent for some repairs and parked over 20years ago at a technical training centre. unfortunately, this is by the sea. the work never carried out and car slowly became learning subject. later the training centre was converted to a covid quarantine centre 3years ago and the car and the parts were removed as scrap.
The grandson of the owner hunted this car since it had a sentimental value to it and fought bad to regain the ownership. finally, he collected whatever left of it I was asked to take over the project to get it back to its glory.
So here I am seeking your help to pull this Miracal off.
I would like to join the and obtain the membership. but do you have spares or supplier who can supply spares and ship international?
I might need your technical expertise as this car is completely new to me. I will post the progress made in this forum.
(Retro Classics Garage)
November 14, 2022
It sounds like a real challenge for you! You need to tell us the specific model of 14hp, as there were 4 different models with that hp rating, namely, the Fourteen, the New Fourteen, the 14/56 and the 14/60, all being made during the 1930’s. There was even the Wolseley Hornet Special 14hp sports model created in the early 30’s.
If the car is the original Fourteen or the New Fourteen, I am afraid there are very few parts left for these cars. Many of the saloons have been used as spares for the Hornet Specials, so they are all now rare cars.
The 14/56 and 14/60 are a little easier, with many mechanical items still available. However, many body parts and trim parts are difficult to find and you may need to be prepared to make and repair panels up yourself.
There are brief descriptions and photos of each model on our website, under the “Wolseley Cars” heading, which migh help you with any identification.
You can join the Wolseley Register online through the website (under the “join Now” heading. Members have access to our technical experts, and can see all the spares that we have under the “Wolseley Spares” heading. We can also point you to any companies who may supply parts.
But you need to be sure what model it is you have, first. As that will then dictate just how much help we can give you.
Thank you very much for the prompt reply, Bob. I feel I’m in good hands already.
I believe it’s a Fourteen New since the gages, and the little trim pieces on the roof (believe they are meant for a hood rack matches the pictures.) I will have to go through plenty of panel beating and structural repair work on the project. It’s not easy to work out the 14hp with the engine at the state it’s in right now. But I think I’m heading in the right direction.
let me proceed with the membership so I can get access to the model information section.
(Retro Classics Grage)
November 14, 2022
OK, the model name is actually the “New Fourteen”, rather than “Fourteen New”.
Please just be aware that spares for this model are virtually impossible to find anywhere. The cars are very rare, partly because so many have been dismantled to be used in Hornet Special racers, and for making replicas. Any spares that do exist are usually now hidden away by the owners of those cars, and if any parts do come onto the market, they tend to be very expensive.
I’m not trying to put you off, but you do need to know the position with this model.!
Good Luck with the restoration if you do take it on!
November 27, 2012
Regards the New Fourteen, although many have disappeared, there are a number body parts available from the ones robbed of their engines.
I have a spare front axle and a gearbox. I have some items such as door handles and window winders.
Surprisingly, I have some front seats, & possibly rear ones as well.
I also know of a NF 14 in poor condition, but appears complete,
This is exciting news! let me reach out as soon as my membership is sorted.
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