Lot 1902


1936 Wolseley Type II \\\'25\\\' Saloon
Reg. no. DVT 182
Chassis no. 225/1262
Engine no. 1388
Launched in 1935, the six-cylinder range of large Wolseleys consisted of the 16hp, 21hp and range-topping 25hp. Sharing its general shape and many parts with the Morris 25 – for Wolseley had now been fully incorporated into the Nuffield empire – the car used an overhead valve version of the Nuffield 3.5-litre straight six, driving through a 4-speed gearbox, helping take the car further upmarket than its Morris sibling, which made do with the side valve version and a 3-speed gearbox. Good for 100bhp, this gave the cars impressive performance, with over 80mph easily achievable. Inside, there was a luxurious ambience, as befitted Wolseley. The cars continued in production until 1948.
This 1936 example has been in the present ownership for 17 years, prior to which it was in storage for 40 years; in the vendor’s ownership, an eight-year renovation was carried out, and some sensible upgrades have been fitted. For example, the car has an electric fuel pump, telescopic rear shock absorbers, and a headlight flasher. It has been treated to new paint, carpets, and headlining, making this a very smart example of its kind. It is also fitted with a towbar; with good power, this could be an excellent vehicle for towing a nice classic caravan. It comes with a spare gearbox and a V5c.

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