1933 Wolseley Nine Saloon

Make: Wolseley
Model: Nine Saloon
Year: 1933
Registration Number: YD 8293
Chassis Number: 1332/112
Engine Number: 1439A/112
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Guide Price: £1000 - 2000
Sold For: £1100

Lot No: 282

Introduced in 1934, the Wolseley Nine was a companion for the Hornet; the four cylinder 1018cc three bearing engine sat in the same wheelbase chassis. Interestingly, from 1933, all Wolseleys had an illuminated grille badge which characterised the marque until production ceased in 1975.

We are assured that this restoration project is complete with all major components present, apart from a mislaid front mudguard. A great deal of restoration work has already been carried out: the chassis has been stripped and repainted, and we understand that the late Ted Howard dismantled, checked, reassembled and ran the engine. The gearbox and rear axle were also dismantled, checked and adjusted. We understand that the motor car is equipped with a new clutch and the steering box and joints have apparently been overhauled. All oils have been changed.

Much of the floor boards and roof timbers have been restored; the major work now required is to the bodywork, but certainly the pre-war Wolseley should offer its new custodian a rewarding project.

Supplied with YD 8293 is an RF60 registration book and the V5C registration certificate.