Chassis no: 27182
1919 Wolseley 16/20hp Five-seat Tourer
Chassis no. 27182
Registration no. XC 5602
Engine no. 130A244S
Vintage and Prestige Fine Motor Cars are proud to be offering this 1919 Wolseley 16/20hp Five Seat Tourer for sale. A charming Edwardian Wolseley in good running order. The Wolseley has superb patination throughout. As pioneers in the field of the 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 and finding favour with Royalty.
The Wolseley 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 gave the Wolseley 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 Wolseley 16/20hp and 24/30 hp cars once again leaving the production lines. Coachwork on the post-war Wolseley 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.
Clean and tidy under the bonnet, the engine blocks are cast as a pair of twin cylinder items making up the four cylinder motor. It starts readily, pulls strongly and runs quietly.
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 capping’s adding a pleasing Edwardian flavour. It is equipped with a two-piece, folding, mahogany framed windscreen and further weather protection is afforded by the cream hood. The high quality fittings are nickel throughout and the Wolseley is furnished with black buttoned leather upholstery.
The dash board has a good set or period instruments including the ubiquitous Charles A Vanderveld (C.A.V.) switch plate made in Acton Vale.
This is a large imposing tourer with a delightfully period look and well suited to picnics, day trips and family summer jaunts.
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