For many years the Wolseley Hornet Special has been a familiar sight at VSCC meetings, these cars have plenty of character and a really superb exhaust note from their 6 cylinder overhead camshaft engine.
A vast number of coachwork styles were available on the Hornet Special chassis, but arguably the best looking and most purposeful was the ‘Daytona Special’ by Whittingham and Mitchell built for the main Wolseley concessionaires, Eustace Watkins.
Offered here is one such example; a ‘Sanction 78’ model, with all matching numbers, first registered on 21st July 1933.
In the previous owners hands for 25 years, the car was the subject of 3 year restoration from the bare chassis, this being completed in 1995 with the intention being to concentrate on originality and correctness of detail. As a result, this car has always been highly regarded and is an important reference point for anyone restoring a similar model.
The car was off the road in storage between 2008 – 2017 and recent recommissioning work has included dynamo rebuild, rear brake reline, replacement of rear hub bearings and all new fluids and filters.
A joy to drive, with a great soundtrack, this charismatic 1930’s sports car is sure to please.
For more information please call me on details below45 or details below19.
We are located south of the Hindhead Tunnel (A3) between Petersfield and Alton.
Viewing strictly by prior appointment please.
Delivery can be arranged at very competitive rates.
Portuguese in excellent throughout condition.
?A rare model with great collectible interest.?
?Leather upholstery of origin.?
"Taking advantage of the Mini's enormous success, Wolseley produced a luxurious version of it, but with more space for luggage and numerous improvements: .....
1st registered Jan 1932. Bodied by Eustace Watkins.1479 cc engine. During the period mid 1931 until our mechanic bought it, it had only one owner. It was his daily car until (he thinks) 1962 when it was laid up and all but forgotten. He bought it 17 years ago after rescuing it from its collapsed garage. .....
GENUINE special, original body. Project car with much good work carried out.
Engine,gearbox, head lights are correct. Owned and restored over 30 years to current condition.
Engine is complete to finish to your own specification, ancilarys included.
Very desirable and sought after car.
No log book .....
Very good Wolseley Horne. No need to weld or spray. Drives perfect, like new. Original Dutch car. Dry stored inside for 25 years
This car is bodied in an attractive 2+2 touring style by Abbey Coachworks. It is believed to be one of only 5 built by Abbey in this way and certainly one of the prettiest Hornet Specials in our eyes.
The 1.3 litre cross-flow Wolseley 6 cylinder engine with overhead cam was advanced for the pre-war .....
Our Wolseley Hornet Special has a roadster body from Hiltons of Rugby. The vintage car is restored and has a correct rebuilt engine. An appraisal report describes it with grade 2+. The petite roadster with the fine six-cylinder engine is just something very special.
A John Seber built Wolseley Hornet, powered by a 2.5L Riley engine and gearbox.
It drives fantastic, has lots of power and can comfortably keep up with modern traffic.
It can be viewed and test driven near Oxford.
Original A series engine 998cc which runs amazingly. It still has factory original carpets and leather seats which are in very good condition, also original factory wheel arch finishers. It has never been welded in its life which you will be able to seen apon viewing it.
My family where main dealers .....
1966 Wolseley Hornet. Automatic . Owned by my parents for a number of years. Much work done including major bodywork. Fitted with a 1275 MG engine with a recon lead free head.. 4 speed modern auto gearbox. Cooper servo disc brakes. Good interior. Excellent bodywork. Great little appreciating classic. .....