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Old 5th January 2009, 15:27   #16
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For those who are interested....this car also has Jackall hydraulic system. One can sit inside the car and jack up the front 2 wheels or rear 2 wheels or all 4 wheels using a lever and pump located below the floor. I fail to understand why modern cars are not equipped with this system!
Is this system functional on your car?
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Is this system functional on your car?
its only partially functional...some work needs to be done on it to lift the car's weight.
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Did I mention earlier that this car was used by Shyam Benegal for the shooting of his film on Netaji-The Last Hero.
You can see an article which was published on my Wolseley in one of the leading dailies of Kolkata:

The Telegraph - Calcutta
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Old 11th February 2009, 10:04   #19
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Default Vintage Car Rally 2009 - Kolkata

Some pictures of my Wolseley taken during the Vintage Car Rally held on 1st February 2009 are below.
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What a beautiful car.... and lovely condition......
Is the radiator badge backlit?


This almost sounds rude.........

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....this car also has Jackall hydraulic system.
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Hi Siddd,

Congratulations, nice car, you have kept in very good condition.
What is the tyre size for this car, are they available in Calcutta.
Your car is using 6V battery electrical system or you changed to 12V.

In the rally some Wolesley car seen, how many more cars were in
Calcutta similar models.

Good luck!
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Old 11th February 2009, 17:23   #22
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Siddharth,

Wonderfully lovely maintained Wolsley.

Had a chance to get hold of one few months ago, Some times lack of Vitamin-M deprives you of those opportunities
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Folks,
I am new to this forum and have a Wolseley 14/60 which has been in our family since it was imported to India. For pictures, history and more details please visit:

The Classic Wolseley restored by Siddharth Swarup

Feel free to contact me in case you want to take or give more information on the car for restoring or other purposes.
Hi,
You did a great job restoring your Wolseley, was it restored here in Calcutta? I am trying to identify the better restorers here as I am doing some articles for a couple of N.A. Car Mags.

I missed the rally this year and would have enjoyed seeing it.
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Very nicely restored Sidd. A job well done

How did you manage the missing parts?
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Old 12th February 2009, 16:54   #25
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Pavan,
This golden brown Wolseley looks very similar to body design of Morris 8 E series, except few changes in radiator grill etc. It looks body/chassis supplier for Morris-8, Wolsely, Morris-10, Hillman, Humber might be one
if I am not wrong, British Press Steel Company. Humber, Hillman, MG have
longer bonnet hood in the front, after all they all belongs to one Roots Group of UK.
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Pavan,
This golden brown Wolseley looks very similar to body design of Morris 8 E series, except few changes in radiator grill etc. It looks body/chassis supplier for Morris-8, Wolsely, Morris-10, Hillman, Humber might be one
if I am not wrong, British Press Steel Company. Humber, Hillman, MG have
longer bonnet hood in the front, after all they all belongs to one Roots Group of UK.

If I am not mistaken, Wosley was acquired by Morris before the Roots mess. Wolsleys were then positioned as upmarket Morrises.

There was a better appointed Wolsley version of the Morris Oxford MO/ Hindustan 14. Even the Mini was sold as a Wolsley Hornet with a different grill & rudimentary boot.

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Rootes were a totally separate company to Wolseley, which were owned by Morris.

Rootes owned Humber, Hillman, Sunbeam, Talbot, Singer, Commer and Simca, whilst the Morris Group comprised of Morris, MG, Isis, Riley and Wolseley.

Wolseley was one of the oldest names in British car manufacturing. Production of their first car started in 1897 and by 1900 they were the largest car manufacturer in the UK.

Of course, 'largest' didn't actually mean very much, because production was limited to a few hundred vehicles back then.

The Wolseley Motor Company was owned by The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Co., and the group still exists today. The company took over competitors Siddley in 1908 and was branded Wolseley-Siddley for a couple of years. After World War One, Wolseley set up a Japanese company alongside a Japanese shipbuilding firm, to build Wolseley's in Japan. Today that company is known as Isusu Motors.

Wolseley was an up-market brand here in the UK, competing against Daimler and Lanchester. Unfortunatly the recession of the mid 1920s made the firm unprofitable and it was bought out of bankrupcy by William Morris.

After this time, the Wolseley brand was used to build up-market versions of Morris cars - some with mildly modified Morris bodyshells and some with bodyshells unique to Wolseley.

Later the Morris Group merged with Austin to create the British Motor Corporation (BMC). But that's another story by itself.

The last Wolseley car was the Wolseley 18-22, built in September 1975. The car itself now resides in the Gaydon Motor Museum in the United Kingdom.
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Rootes were a totally separate company to Wolseley, which were owned by Morris.

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The last Wolseley car was the Wolseley 18-22, built in September 1975. The car itself now resides in the Gaydon Motor Museum in the United Kingdom.

Thank you for all the details MikeBoxwell

I will add another little anecdote, Herbert Austin's first(?) job was at the Wolsleey Sheep Sheering company.

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What a beautiful car.... and lovely condition......
Is the radiator badge backlit?


This almost sounds rude.........



Kind regards

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Yes...the logo on the radiator is backlit and it still works!

It is said that this model was used as a police chase car and criminals used to get scared when they saw a backlit logo in their rear view mirror chasing them.

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Hi Siddd,

Congratulations, nice car, you have kept in very good condition.
What is the tyre size for this car, are they available in Calcutta.
Your car is using 6V battery electrical system or you changed to 12V.

In the rally some Wolesley car seen, how many more cars were in
Calcutta similar models.

Good luck!
Hi vintagepoint5,

Sorry for my delayed reply. Thanks for the comments on my car. The tyre size is 6.00-16. Its the same size used in jeeps. The Wolseley has a 12V system originally.

As far as my knowledge goes, there is no 14/60 besides mine in Calcutta. However, there is a smaller 4 cyl model.

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Hello Sidd ,

I am restoring a similar car which per chance also has a West Bengal registration.

The car has had a previous effort at retoration which has resulted in the car being totally off spec .

I am attaching a photograph of the boot space from my car , need advice if the spare wheel is located in the correct position.
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