1951 Wolseley 6/80

Partial restoration project

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1951
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Maroon
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Incorporating The Excellence of Porsche
Brands Hatch
Kent

Sunday 25th May 2008

Collectors'' Items: 2.30pm
Motor Cars: 4.30pm

Following World War Two, and boosted by a Government order for a fleet of 18/85 models, production of Wolseley cars resumed in September 1945 with its Ten, Twelve and Fourteen models and the war-delayed Eight. All of these, however, were replaced three years later by the Four/Fifty and longer wheelbase Six/Eighty, effectively Wolseley versions of the Morris Oxford and Morris Six (all of which shared the same basic monocoque), reflecting the trend started in 1935 when Wolseley became an integral part of the Nuffield Organisation following its acquisition by William Morris in 1927, it would be in 1952 that Austin and Morris merged into the British Motor corporation and thereafter the Wolseley individuality was gradually phased out, making the Four/Fifty and Six/Eighty