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1953 680 - Barons Friday 20th September 2019 For Sale by Auction

To accommodate its larger six-cylinder engine, the 6/80 was 7 in (180 mm) longer than the 4/50. It also had larger brakes with 10 in (250 mm) drums compared with the 9 in (230 mm) ones of the 4/50 The 'six eighty' was something of an anachronism, built in the traditional style that flagship Wolseley buyers loved, yet the underpinnings were intended to be almost cutting edge for an immediate postwar saloon. It had prewar style radiator, centre hinged bonnet, split windscreen, small oval rear window, and traditional elegant styling with a hint of running boards, and from inside the driver sat in leather seats and peered over the Wolseley hallmark of a polished wood dashboard, down a long high bonnet to the flying W symbol – all dated features by the early fifties, yet it had a monocoque chassis, springless torsion bar suspension, twin telescopic shocks, column gears and powered by a feat of engineering in the shaft driven overhead camshaft big 6. Wolseley had needed to produce a new postwar engine, and turned to their own past experience adapting designs drawn from an aero engine called the Wolseley Viper V8 that started life in WWI aircraft, latterly the Bristol SE5a, to which there is a visual similarity, the engine appearing quite vintage even for the day. However the formula worked for there's no doubt the 'six eighty' made a lot of money for Lord Nuffield's corporation, and was the longest ever running favorite of Police forces who seemed to retain cars well into the 1960s when they were a favorite for skid pan and mechanical training. They are even today recognised as the iconic period British police car. This example is a 1953 Wolseley 680 for restoration. The car comes with 4 new tyres on sand blasted and sprayed wheels. The engine is believed to have been rebuilt but there is no proof, although it starts and runs excellently. Unleaded balls have been added to the tank so it runs on unleaded. There is said to be very, very little rust on the car. It comes with a spare leather interior and some mechanical spares. The car does drive but it has no brakes, although 98% new brake parts are included with the car. Chrome strips are in the car and the Buff logbook is included. This is a retirement sale.


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1931 Wolseley 1931 Wolseley Hornet Tourer Array £29950
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1937 Wolseley 1937 Rare Wolseley 25HP Limousine Array £21500
1963 Wolseley 1963 Wolseley Hornet MK1 1963 18000 Miles Array £19995
1930 Wolseley 1930 Wolseley Messenger 21 60 Array £18500
1957 Wolseley 1957 Wolseley 15/50 Immaculate Array £16750
1948 Wolseley 1948 Wolseley 14 / 60 H.P. Sliding Head Six Light Saloon. Array £15995
1953 Wolseley 1953 Wolseley 4/44 Array £15500
1963 Wolseley 1963 Wolseley 6/110 MK1 Array £14500
1946 Wolseley 1946 Woseley Array £14000
1952 Wolseley 1952 LHD wolseley 6/80 Array £13900
1958 Wolseley 1958 Wolseley 14/60 up six light saloon Array £13750
1965 Wolseley 1965 Wolseley Hornet MK II Array £12000
1955 Wolseley 1955 Wolseley 4/44 '55 Array £11500
1927 Wolseley 1927 WOLSELEY 15-45 TOURER CONVERTIBLE ORIGINAL Array £11000
1968 Wolseley 1968 Wolseley 1300 MK2 Genuine Original Array £10000
1947 Wolseley 1947 Wolseley 8 Array £9995
1951 Wolseley 1951 WOLSELEY 4/50.DELIGHTFUL CONDITION Array £8995
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1936 Wolseley 1936 Wolseley Wasp For Sale Array £7500
1966 Wolseley 1966 Wolseley 1100 Deluxe (32000 miles from new) Array £6995
1971 Wolseley 1971 Wolseley 18 85 Array £6900
1969 Wolseley 1969 Wolseley 18/85 Automatic Array £6500
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