Concours d'élégance condition,1969 Wolseley 16/60 Four Door Saloon  Chassis no. W-HS3/82394-M Engine no. 16AA-U-H/93969

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Lot 781
Concours d'élégance condition,1969 Wolseley 16/60 Four Door Saloon
Registration no. OUN 779H Chassis no. W-HS3/82394-M Engine no. 16AA-U-H/93969

Sold for £ 6,900 (US$ 9,062) inc. premium
Concours d'élégance condition
1969 Wolseley 16/60 Four Door Saloon
Registration no. OUN 779H
Chassis no. W-HS3/82394-M
Engine no. 16AA-U-H/93969

Footnotes

  • The marque Wolseley had been right at the forefront in the pioneering days of motor car manufacture in the final decade of the nineteenth century, Wolseley building their first four-wheel motor car as early as 1899. The company was absorbed into the mighty Vickers, Sons & Maxim empire early in the twentieth century and by 1927 was owned by William Morris, later being merged into the Nuffield Organisation and subsequently the British Motor Corporation Ltd. Throughout its history Wolseley maintained its own distinctive identity as a manufacturer of quality cars, earning an unrivalled brand loyalty. Although the Farina-styled Wolseley 16/60 was largely badge engineered within the British Motor Corporation Ltd. – Morris offered the Oxford, Austin marketed the A60 Cambridge and MG marketed the Magnette – the Wolseley maintained its own distinctive ethos, not least amongst its distinguishing features being the oval illuminated radiator badge. It featured also superior detail, the comfortable four-seater coachwork furnished in leather upholstery, deep-pile carpeting, centre-folding armrest in the rear squab, polished wood fascia and garnish rails – all the luxury fittings one might expect in a Jaguar or similar quality motor car. The Wolseley retailed at a little over £1,000 while the more basic Austin A60 saloon retailed for some 10% less. In the eyes of many the Wolseley 16/60 was the last Wolseley car to merit the oval badge.

    This car was despatched from the factory on 29th May 1969, finished in Snowberry White and Dove Grey livery with red upholstery, destined for Wolseley agents, Messrs. Braid Brothers Ltd of Colwyn Bay, and the car was registered in Denbighshire on 1st August 1969.

    Since that time this car has obviously enjoyed exceptionally careful ownership and has covered just in excess of 48,000 miles at the time of cataloguing. The previous owner had this car for ten years and during the present ownership it has continued to be most carefully maintained while proving itself on the open road. Just this year the car was driven from its Northumberland home to Cornwall, participating in a rally at Padstow where it was judged the most popular car. It comes with a Swansea V5C registration document, old style Swansea V5, old MoT certificates and tax discs and a BMIHT Certificate confirming its early history. OUN 779H is currently licenced and offered with an MoT certificate valid to 26th October 2011.
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Concours d'élégance condition,1969 Wolseley 16/60 Four Door Saloon  Chassis no. W-HS3/82394-M Engine no. 16AA-U-H/93969
Concours d'élégance condition,1969 Wolseley 16/60 Four Door Saloon  Chassis no. W-HS3/82394-M Engine no. 16AA-U-H/93969
Concours d'élégance condition,1969 Wolseley 16/60 Four Door Saloon  Chassis no. W-HS3/82394-M Engine no. 16AA-U-H/93969
Concours d'élégance condition,1969 Wolseley 16/60 Four Door Saloon  Chassis no. W-HS3/82394-M Engine no. 16AA-U-H/93969
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