1965 Wolseley Hornet

MK II

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Mileage 
    88 720 km / 55 129 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Dove Grey, with Black Roof
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Burgundy Vinyl
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    31 kW / 43 PS / 42 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Wolseley Hornet, pocket-sized exclusivity

The Wolseley Hornet is one of the most charming cars ever built. Based on the brilliant, classic Mini, Wolseley created the Hornet in 1961 as a stylish and luxurious miniature limousine.

Wolseley is one of the oldest car brands in the world. It developed towards the end of the nineteenth century from what was the Wolseley Sheep Shearing Company. The firm was managed by Herbert Austin, who decided to produce cars with the Wolseley trademark in addition to shearing equipment. When this venture proved unsuccessful, he left the company in 1905 and established his own brand, named Austin. Wolseley was taken over by William Morris in 1927, who added it to his Nuffield empire as a luxury marque.

Herbert Austin and William Morris crossed paths again in 1952, when they decided to merge their companies to create the British Motor Corporation (BMC). Because MG and Riley also belonged to BMC, the company had th

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