1913 Wolseley 16/20

6C Open Tourer

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1913
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Fine Motorcars & The Jaguar Legend
Blenheim Palace
Woodstock
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 18th July 2009
Registration Number: BS 9520 Chassis Number: 18400
Younger enthusiasts may find it difficult to grasp just how high profile the Wolseley marque once was in the days of old Empire when British was considered best in the Colonies. Wolseley came about because Irish-born Fred York Wolseley, who had founded the Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company in Australia, set up a British branch in 1889 in Birmingham, where one Herbert Austin was his Works Manager. For their first twenty-six years as a car maker, Wolseley belonged to Vickers and, thereafter, by William Morris and his Nuffield Organisation.
Before the outbreak of World War I, the company had been renamed the Wolseley Motor Company, and the Adderley Park site was increased to about six times its original size. The company also diversified into other areas, such as taxicabs and commercial vehicles, as well