Lot 363a - 1953 Wolseley 6/80

Lot 363a - 1953 Wolseley 6/80

Lot 363a - 1953 Wolseley 6/80

Lot Number 363a
Registration HPM437
Chassis Number ABB1423281
Engine Number 24112
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £672

The Wolseley 4/50 and similar 6/80 were Wolseley Motor Company's first post-war motor car. They were rushed into production in 1948 and were based on the Morris Oxford MO and the Morris Six MS respectively.

This 1953 6/80 fitted with the 2215cc 72hp straight-6 single overhead cam engine is very sound with little visible corrosion and is over 95% complete. Finished in maroon with the original grey interior, this is an ideal restoration project to build into a period Police car or a car for the numerous rallies around the country. The car, when new, was reckoned to offer a good power-to-weight ratio in combination with steering and suspension sufficiently excellent to permit to be 'thrown around without detriment to the car and with little discomfort to the occupants'.

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