From a Private Collection
1932 Wolseley Hornet 1 1/2 Litre Four Seat Tourer with coachwork by Eustace Watkins
Model: Hornet 1 1/2 Litre Four Seat Tourer with coachwork by Eustace Watkins
Registration Number: GW 5426
Chassis Number: 105274
Engine Number: 289.51
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Lot No: 225
We understand that this is a rare, genuine 1932 Wolseley Hornet 1 ½ Litre Four Seat Tourer, with coachwork by Eustace Watkins and with just three custodians from new. The first owner was a Mr Kalupka, who kept the Wolseley in regular use up until 1962, when it was laid up for a period of time. It was then extracted from the garage, which had collapsed around the motor car, and the second custodian instructed a full body-off restoration, which included a complete engine rebuild and a transmission and mechanical overhaul. The original body was dismantled, and the ash frame was checked and replacement timbers were fabricated and fitted as necessary. New aluminium panel work was hand crafted by Roach Manufacturing Ltd and when fitted, was resprayed. New upholstery, trim and weather equipment was then installed.
With the second owner’s advancing years, the decision was made to part with GW 5426, so the current (third) owner received this rare pre-war sports car in restored and ready to perform condition. Due to a change in circumstances, he has regrettably had to offer the Wolseley for sale, but it remains in excellent condition and would without doubt be welcomed by the Vintage Sports Car Club should the new owner wish to participate in sporting events.
The history file contains photographs, correspondence, receipts, old MOT test certificates for 1961 and 1962, a parts list, two RF60 registration books and the V5C registration certificate.