1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653

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1974 Wolseley Six Limousine
Coachwork by Coachwork by Woodall & Nicholson Registration no. not registered Chassis no. WHS367653

Sold for £ 2,137 (US$ 2,614) inc. premium
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine
Coachwork by Coachwork by Woodall & Nicholson

Registration no. not registered
Chassis no. WHS367653
Odometer reading: TBC
MOT: N/A



*Unusual non-factory bodywork
*Automatic transmission
*Purchased in the USA in 2015


'Badge engineering' formed a major element of BMC's marketing strategy in the 1960s, with models of different marques barely distinguishable from one another, and this policy continued into the 1970s under British Leyland. Introduced in 1972, the Wolseley Six was mechanically identical to the simultaneously launched Austin/Morris 2200, using the same 2,227cc overhead-camshaft E6 engine and Hydrolastic independent suspension. Outwardly and internally, the three were virtually identical to the equivalent 1800 MkIII models from which they were derived, the Wolseley version, as usual, offering a better-equipped and appointed interior.
The factory never offered a limousine version of any of the 2200 models, and this limousine-with-division Wolseley Six is the work of specialist vehicle manufacturers Woodall & Nicholson of Halifax. The car spent most of its life in private ownership in the UK before being shipped to the USA. The previous owner, a resident of Arizona, sold the car via a US auction in 2014 to MotoeXotica of Fenton, Missouri, from whom it was purchased by the current vendor in June 2015. At that time the Wolseley was said to have undergone a 'rotisserie' restoration, including the installation of a Kenwood Excelon Bluetooth stereo system. Accompanying documentation consists of the 2014 sales paperwork, the 2015 bill of sale, and an Arizona Certificate of Title. It should be noted that this car carries a non-factory VIN plate, issued by the Bureau of Automotive Repair, which erroneously gives the year of manufacture as 1967.
The Wolseley has been on static display for a number of years and as such will require recommissioning prior to road use. Please also note this Lot is subject to UK import tax at the reduced rate of 5% if it is to remain in the UK.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 58 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 15 /25
    Body Work: 3
    Paint: 3
    Glass: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Axles: 3
    Suspension: 3
    Brakes: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Seats: 3
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6 /10
    Main components: 3
    Ancillary components: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 12 /20
    Starting: 3
    Running: 3
    Under Bonnet: 3
    Mechanical components: 3

    Car History File: 1
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
1974 Wolseley Six Limousine  Chassis no. WHS367653
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