The Wolseley Hornet was produced between 1961 and 1969, initially with the 848cc “A” series engine. In 1963 the MK2 Hornet arrived, and this was fitted with the 998cc engine borrowed from the Cooper but in a lower state of tune.
This car is a 1963 Wolseley Hornet in its original colour scheme of Yukon Grey and Old English White. I am offering it here as a straightforward project but most of the hard work is done. There are just 10 Hornets left (on the road or SORN) from ’61 to ’63 so this is one of the oldest in existence. It spent all of its life in the Somerset area, carries its original transferable registration number and the V5 shows previous owners – “none” although the “buff” logbook indicates a couple of keeper changes in the 60’s. In 2001 it was restored but unused since. At some time the original engine and gearbox has been replaced with a later unit although it wouldn’t take too much work to alter the appearance back to original. The body is straight and although there are various imperfections in the paint, there is no rot. The underside is solid and there are many new parts.
We have carried out some re-furbishment, fitted various new parts; rear brake hoses, points, plugs, starter motor, solenoid, brake light switch and carried out various other minor jobs including draining the fuel tank and MOT’d it for 12 months. It now runs well – the engine, gearbox clutch and brakes work well but it will require gentle use and some further “shake down” miles after such a long period off the road and there are various minor jobs to complete, mainly cosmetic. The interior is scruffy and much of the trim needs replacing – the front seats are solid but the leather will need re-trimming or pieces letting in, the carpet set is missing from the rear, the under-bonnet and boot area need some tidying, much of the chrome is tired and the paint on the roof is poorly finished.
As the price of 60’s Mini’s continues to rise the Hornet and Elf are following suit. This car needs some work but offers great value!!
Comes with new and old log books, “passport to service” and original newspaper advert from the supplying dealer.
Viewing near Woburn, Beds.
1930 Wolseley Hornet
Chassis number: 4910CF3
Registration number: 609UYE Originally BYM722
An original Abbot bodied 6 cylinder Wolesley Hornet. The car has had a mechanical restoration by the previous owner & old school type engineer resulting in a car in superb mechanical condition.
This unique and fun little car of 54 years is in very good condition, contrary to it's age. The exterior panels are clean and firm showing no signs of rust. The under carriage of the car is equally in good order as is the chrome/bright work.The paint work black over blue is very good The interior is .....
The 1968 Wolseley Hornet RHD 2-door saloon in burgundy / white exterior over tan leather interior is equipped with a strong straight-4 motor and manual transmission. It comes with the spare tire, tools and owner's manual included as well as being mechanically sound.
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Build date 2nd July 1962, Body No 1547, Heritage Certificate,DVLA History, Mileage 52,000,Cream bodywork/ Red roof had professional respray 2 years ago, Red leather interior, New radiator/water pump, fully serviced,has been unused for last 8 years, The floor is totally original with absolutely no rust .....
H&H Classics Limited - The Pavilion Gardens Motor Car Auction
Tuesday 24th April 2018 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 25th April 2018 from 9am
Motor Car Sale
Wednesday 25th April 2018 at 11am
Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
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Wolsely Hornet Saloon 1932. This very rare and wonderfull Thirtys medium size family saloon is in really lovely condition. It appears by the buff log book to have only had three owners. Its last custodian fastidiously maintained it and spent large amounts on the restoration before he passed. The sumptious .....
In the original Wolseley Hornet sales brochure the car was described as a small car with a big inside, big enough for family motoring, big enough for long distance touring where comfort and luggage capacity are essentials. The Hornet was also described as nimble, in traffic there is acceleration that .....