Year: 1968

Wolseley Hornet Mk III

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Stock # NE-1968-18

Created as a somewhat upmarket Mini. With a specially built body, similar to a standard Austin/Morris Mini. But with a different shaped bonnet, elaborate chrome grille shells, air vents, and bumpers. And in the rear, a larger trunk compartment. And the Wolseley emblem in the grille lights up when the lights are on. Sort of like a pinball machine.

And while standard Minis had crude sliding windows and no ventilation, the Wolseleys (and their companion model, the Riley Elf) came with roll up windows, face level air vents, a fresh air heater, wood dash, and leather seats.

This car: 26,000 original miles (validated by English MOT inspection papers), excellent body and subframes, excellent drive train, wiring, chrome, wear on the driver's seat but soon to be redone. White exterior with deep red interior. The 998cc engine produces 38hp but, then again, the curb weight is a mere 1400 pounds. And with excellent steering and handling.

Truth is, as 'founder, owner, customer,' might very well keep this car in my own collection (and my plan would include fitting a modern stereo, an effective modern auxiliary heater, and a full fabric sunroof)...........but if not, it will be for sale. If interested, inquire for details.

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