Wolseley 6/80 1952
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"I had been looking for a classic car for a while, when a friend suggested Waimak Classic Cars,he purchased his MGB from them a few years earlier and was totally satisfied. I searched their stock on the internet and found a lovely classic. I was going to fly down from Auckland to view it, but after talking to Jesmond as to the condition, decided to buy it sight unseen. Gloria organised the shipping and when it arrived it was exactly as Jesmond had described. If you're looking for a quality classic you can't go wrong with Jesmond & Gloria at Waimak, I highly recommend 100%."Dave Snell, Manly, Auckland, New Zealand
The Wolseley 'six eighty' was something of an anachronism, built in the traditional style that flagship Wolseley buyers loved, yet the underpinnings were intended to be almost cutting edge for an immediate postwar saloon. It had prewar style radiator, centre hinged bonnet, split windscreen, small oval rear window, and traditional elegant styling with a hint of running boards,& from inside the driver sat in leather seats & peered over the wolseley hallmark of a polished wood dashboard, down a long high bonnet to the flying W symbol - all dated features by the early fifties, yet it had a monocoque chassis, springless torsion bar suspension, twin telescopic shocks, column gears & powered by a feat of engineering in the shaft driven overhead camshaft big 6.
Wolseley had needed to produce a new postwar engine, and turned to their own past experience adapting designs drawn from an aero engine called the Wolseley Viper V8 that started life in WW1 aircraft,latterly the Bristol SE5a, to which there is a visual similarity, the engine appearing quite vintage even for the day.
However the formula worked for theres no doubt the 'six eighty' made a lot of money for Lord Nuffield's corporation, and was the longest ever running favorite of Police forces who seemed to retain cars well into the 1960s when they were a favorite for skid pan and mechanical training. They are even today recognised as the iconic period British police car.
Rare in New Zealand, this car is a very presentable example of this model in superb running order. Straight body. Good Paint. Nice interior. An absolute honey to drive around town and on country roads. Great classic car to own – very useable and inexpensive to maintain.
PRICE FIRM. Car will be sold with a 6 month WOF and 12 month Registration if sold in New Zealand. It will only be sold to a good home.
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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.
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