Hornet Special

Wolseley - Hornet Special (1934)

This car is bodied in an attractive 2+2 touring style by Abbey Coachworks.  It is believed to be one of only 5 built by Abbey in this way and certainly one of the prettiest Hornet Specials in our eyes.

The 1.3 litre cross-flow Wolseley 6 cylinder engine with overhead cam was advanced for the pre-war period.  Fitted with the twin SU carburettor setup gives a spritely free-revving engine.  Not to mention the soundtrack that only a straight six cylinder makes.  The 4 speed manual gearbox and hydraulic brakes also give the car a contemporary feel for the period.     

The blue body / black wings wear a nice patina and the car has been regularly serviced with a large file for work done including a comprehensive engine overhaul in 2015.  Overall this Hornet Special is a very well maintained and great driving example.  Absolutely on the button and ready to be enjoyed. 

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