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Wolseley 18/80 1937


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Wolseley Motors Limited was a British motor vehicle manufacturer founded in early 1901 by the Vickers armaments combine in conjunction with Herbert Austin.

It initially made a full range topped by large luxury cars and dominated the market in the Edwardian era but the Vickers brothers died in 1915 and 1919.

In 1921, expanding rapidly, it manufactured 12,000 cars and still continued to be the biggest motor manufacturer in Britain. Over-expansion led to receivership in 1927 when it was bought from Vickers by William Morris as a personal investment.

Wolseley entered the 1930s in the personal ownership of William Morris, passing into the control of Morris Motors in 1935; from then on its products were more closely related to their Morris cousins mechanically, while retaining Wolseley's own overhead-camshaft engines and characteristically more luxurious interiors. The overhead cam was soon gone, though Wolseley did at least enjoy the advantage of having the overhead-valve versions of Morris's sidevalve engines.

Introduced for 1937, the 18/80 used the same chassis as the 14/56 (Wolseley's equivalent of the Morris 14) but boasted a 2,321cc overhead-valve twin-carburettor ‘six' that endowed the car with lively performance and a top speed of 80mph.

A lovely restored and now very rare example of this model, this car is Chassis #: 218953 / Engine #: W1129. Restoration was completed in 2011.

Interior - new carpet / hood lining. Seats / Door Cards & Wood all Original and in very good order.

Good body – good paint – Car drives beautifully for a car of its age.

PRICE FIRM. Will be sold with a 6 month WOF and 12 months registration.

SHIPPING / TRANSPORT CAN BE ORGANISED ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.

At Waimak Classic Cars, we have been privately collecting classic cars and memorabilia for a number of years.

Our contacts extend throughout New Zealand, Australia, the UK and in various parts of the world. If you have anything to sell or if you are looking for that something special, we're always happy to talk cars!

Contact Jesmond on +64 (0) 3 3106485 / +64 (0) 274990020 or info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz.

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DISCLAIMER (Please Read)

NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993

Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.

Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.

The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.