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Old 20th January 2007, 19:13   #1
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hey spotted this car a while back.can anyone throw some light on it ??









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Old 21st January 2007, 20:20   #2
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Hi Klaus17:

This green and cream roadster is a 1935 Wolseley Hornet Special 14.

It had a 1,604cc 6-cylinder overhead camshaft engine that developed 50 bhp and delivered 14 horsepower to the road wheels.

Out of interest, I would like to see the car. Can you send me a private message, where we can meet up on a weekend and see the car?

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thats right,,,

i cant quite put my finger on it, but something about the rear end doest seem right to me...somethings out of place...any one agree with me?
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thats right,,,

i cant quite put my finger on it, but something about the rear end doest seem right to me...somethings out of place...any one agree with me?
Yes Karl, the car is missing the folded cane bows and its nickeled hinges and canvas hood that would occupy the space above the dikky.
And the external chrome hinges on the dikky look too 'fifties : two decades too new for this car.



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you know, i have a sneaky suspicion that it was originally a 4 seater modded to a 2 seater...either ways, a neat job.
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Ram, the chrome hinges look like the ones you get on the Ambassador, dont they?
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Ram, the chrome hinges look like the ones you get on the Ambassador, dont they?
Yes Kiran, the hinges do look like those on the Hindustan 10/14/Landmaster/Ambassador, but
as Karlos suspects, the rear seat may have been converted to a dikky.
These old pics show the rear of the car with the bows and canopy up.





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Hi,

This Wolseley Hornet Special was restored by my uncle and it is the first vintage car I ever sat in .
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Here is a 1936 Wolseley 14/56 posted in FB. Car appears to be in AP/Telengana. Interesting 6 cyl car and it is indeed great that she is being restored.

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The 14/56 became one of the most popular models to be produced with approximately 15,000 during the short life of the Series II. Unlike the Morris equivalent at the time, the Wolseley 14/56 featured overhead valve engine and four-speed gearbox, along with ‘Easiclean’ steel-pressed wheels.
The ‘Jackall’ system was also available, whereby a hand pumped hydraulic system could be used to raise the front, rear, or all of the wheels off the ground.


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