1912 Wolesley 16/20 Open Drive all weather Cabriolet.

wolesley 16/20 Open Drive all weather Cabriolet.

Year: 1912
Chassis no: 16482
Registration: RL2243
Price: Sold

1912 Wolesley 16/20 Open Drive Cabriolet.

Registration Number: RL2243

Chassis number: 16482

Engine Number: 94-988

A delightful Edwardian in impeccable condition coming to us from a small collection out of an estate sale.  Well known in Wolesley circles, this open drive all weather cabriolet comes to us in impeccable condition.

The coachowrk is orriginal to the car & versatile being fully closed at the rear or fully open with slide down windows.  The rear seats are upholstered in the correct Bedford cord which clearly is of great age yet remins in good condition.  Twin occasional seats fold out of the bulkhead allowing for 7 people to be conveyed within.  To the front is buttoned black leather again of great age but in fine useable condition.  The dash contins the requisite period instrumentation.  

The roof of the car is easy to put down & also easy to erect.  It is of japanned black leather giving the car a very period look.  The inside is lined in West of England cloth making the rear quarters snug when in the up position.

The lusty 3 litre engine is cast in two separate block & starts redilt pulling strongly.  Indeed it is considerably quicker then the last one of these we had & perfroms well but is unlikey to win many races.  On a B road at 40mph is where it is most happy.  The car performs all around extremely well & clearly has had the right money lavished upon it to keep it in tip top order.  The car sits on newish beaded edge straight sided tyres with a side mounted spare.  A rather nice Period RAC badge numbered D1499 adorns the radiator. 

A custom trailer built to transport the car is also available.

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1912 Wolesley 16/20 Open Drive Cabriolet.

Registration Number: RL2243

Chassis number: 16482

Engine Number: 94-988

A delightful Edwardian in impeccable condition coming to us from a small collection out of an estate sale.  Well known in Wolesley circles, this open drive all weather cabriolet comes to us in impeccable condition.

The coachowrk is orriginal to the car & versatile being fully closed at the rear or fully open with slide down windows.  The rear seats are upholstered in the correct Bedford cord which clearly is of great age yet remins in good condition.  Twin occasional seats fold out of the bulkhead allowing for 7 people to be conveyed within.  To the front is buttoned black leather again of great age but in fine useable condition.  The dash contins the requisite period instrumentation.  

The roof of the car is easy to put down & also easy to erect.  It is of japanned black leather giving the car a very period look.  The inside is lined in West of England cloth making the rear quarters snug when in the up position.

The lusty 3 litre engine is cast in two separate block & starts redilt pulling strongly.  Indeed it is considerably quicker then the last one of these we had & perfroms well but is unlikey to win many races.  On a B road at 40mph is where it is most happy.  The car performs all around extremely well & clearly has had the right money lavished upon it to keep it in tip top order.  The car sits on newish beaded edge straight sided tyres with a side mounted spare.  A rather nice Period RAC badge numbered D1499 adorns the radiator. 

A custom trailer built to transport the car is also available.

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