1934 Wolseley Hornet

Daytona Special

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1934
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 12th March 2009
Registration Number: BBH 264 Chassis Number: 155456
Specialist tuners such as Vic Derrington and Michael McEvoy were quick to see the potential of the Hornet’s lively 1271cc engine. They developed four-speed remote control gearboxes, improved camshafts and twin carburettor conversions to extract more power. In April 1932 the Wolseley Company bowed to the inevitable and marketed the Hornet Special in chassis form only.
Some of the early Specials were entered into various sporting events of the time, with perhaps the most notable being the 1932 relay race at Brooklands race track, which they won with a respectable average speed of 77.57 mph with the fastest member averaging 82m.p.h. The winning team was entered by F.S. Hutchens and supporting drivers B.H. Wickens and E.J. Erith. The team comprised two Eustace Watkins - Dayton