1919 Wolseley 16/20hp Five-seat Tourer  Chassis no. 27182 Engine no. 130A244S

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 662
1919 Wolseley 16/20hp Five-seat Tourer
Registration no. XC 5602 Chassis no. 27182 Engine no. 130A244S

Sold for £ 28,750 (US$ 37,759) inc. premium
1919 Wolseley 16/20hp Five-seat Tourer
Registration no. XC 5602
Chassis no. 27182
Engine no. 130A244S

Footnotes

  • Pioneers in the field of motor car development in the United Kingdom, Wolseley built their first four wheel motor car as early as 1899, their technical design initially being steered by Herbert Austin. In the years preceding The Great War, Wolseley became part of the mighty Vickers Sons & Maxim empire and their top of the range six-cylinder models vied with the likes of Napier, Rolls-Royce and Lanchester for a share of the lucrative British luxury car market, indeed finding favour with Royalty. The 16/20 hp model was a four cylinder car introduced before the war, offering refined engineering and handsome factory-built coachwork. Transmission was via a four speed gearbox and, combined with the 3,069cc engine, this gave the car particular appeal to the Colonial market where reliability on long distance trips in remote areas was so essential.

    The 1914-1918 hostilities saw Wolseley facilities switched to the manufacture of trucks and aircraft engines, however post-war years saw the 16/20hp and 24/30 hp cars once again leaving the production lines. Coachwork on the post-war 16/20hp followed a new smooth line from bonnet to scuttle, flowing comfortably into the spacious and comfortable five seat body, surely one of the most handsome mid-range cars of its era.

    XC 5602 dates from those immediate post-war years and is most handsomely presented in dark green livery with black wings and Rudge-Whitworth wire wheels, the mahogany door cappings adding a pleasing Edwardian flavour. It is equipped with a two-piece, folding, mahogany-framed windscreen and further weather protection is afforded by a beige hood. The high quality fittings are nickel throughout and the car is furnished with black buttoned leather upholstery.

    This most elegant vintage motor car has been in the present family ownership for eighteen years, seeing regular use including trips to Holland to participate in P.A.C. events. It is described as being in good running order and is offered with a Swansea registration document and current MOT certificate.
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

Like the vast majority of auctioneers Bonhams charge what is known as a Buyer's Premium. Buyer's Premium on all Automobilia lots will adhere to Bonhams group policy:

25% up to £50,000 of hammer price,
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 of hammer price,
and 12% on the balance thereafter. This applies to each lot purchased and is subject to VAT.

For Motor Cars and Motorcycles a 15% Buyer's Premium is payable on the first £50,000 of the final Hammer Price of each Lot, and 12% on any amount by which the Hammer Price exceeds £50,000. VAT at the standard rate is payable on the Premium by all Buyers, unless otherwise stated.

Some lots may be subject to VAT on the Hammer Price. These lots will be clearly marked with the relevant symbol printed beside the lot number in the catalog.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalog.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.