1913 Wolseley 24/30HP Two-Seater
1913 Wolseley 24/30HP Two-Seater
Chassis no. 20034
Registration no. J1296
Engine no. 34/1134
1913 Wolseley 24/30HP Two-Seater for sale: A large and imposing Edwardian two seat tourer, this 24/30hp model sports Wolseleys large 5 litre six cylinder engine giving ample power and easy modern day cruising speeds. The engine is grouped in three sets of two cylinders sharing a common crank shaft.
Major works have been undertaen upon the car over the last two years. J1296 has had a complete engine overhaul and has since done well over 500 miles and all tuning etc is complete and will start and drive on the button. Works have comprised, following a full appraisal of this rare vehicle: Complete engine rebuild by Arnetts of Doncaster. New liners, piston rings. Valves and guides.
New fuel tank, fuel pump and filter by Franks Tanks of Howden. New shoes to both the rear and transmission brakes, By Kestrel Eng Scunthorpe. Two new tyres from Long stone tyres. Two new front suspension springs. Five wheels fully refurbished , spokes aligned and the Rudge- Whitworth locking systems rebuilt/ renewed by Turrinowheels Wheels of Peterborough. Radiator, steering,magneto, water pump, air start , king pins, seals, clutch assembly all overhauled (air compressor not connected).
Underbody all cleaned and repainted. The Carburettor was also removed overhauled, rebuilt & tuned. Some £30.000 has been recently spent to put this car in tip top order ready for extensive touring.
This Wolseley 24/30HP is an up-market model produced between 1911 and 1915. 'J 1296' was sold new to Mr Cecil J. Sadler of Durham via agents ‘George & Jobling’ of Newcastle-upon-Tyne fitted with factory two-seater coachwork. The Wolseley 24/30HP remained in the same ownership until purchased by Mr Max De Redder in the early 1960s. Mr De Redder did little in way of restoration but did research the car's history and secured its original registration. Following restoration the Wolseley 24/30HP took part in several VCC Rallies without problems but has seen little use in the last few years.
The Wolseley 24/30HP is a large imposing machine with very upright coachwork installed in the 1980's and a black leather bench type seat for two or three people up front. To the rear is a useful storage area which could be configured as a dickey set. The Wolseley 24/30HP is VCC dated, certificate 2513 as being of 1913 origin. The hood is in good condition and is of black mohair. The dash has a full set of very period instrumentation located on the lower bulkhead.
Finished in Burgundy and Black with gold pinstripe fine lining, the Wolseley 24/30HP presents very well. It is a pleasure to drive with an easily mastered gear box. Assorted brass fittings adorn the Wolseley 24/30HP including headlamps, side lamps and a brass horn. An exterior klaxon is fitted as is a shell spare fuel can.
The engine and mechanics have been subject to a complete overhaul and the car is now running and sounding beautiful. It is a large powerful car & wafts one down the road with an unstoppable feeling to the whole ensemble.
These large engined Edwardian vehicles do not often come to market and this one is well worth a look.
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