1934 Wolseley Hornet Special

A couple of months ago between lockdowns, I went to NSW to pick up the Hornet I won’t go into the reasons for this, but it seemed like a good idea at the time. Here are some early pictures of the car all I can say is that these 1930’s people were very short and a bit blood thirsty as well.

Somewhere between that photo and when it was rescued in the 70’s the rear of the body was shortened, and a slab tank added. During the next 40 odd years it lived under a Queenslander where although protected from the environment it was not protected from the local Hornet owners who used it as a spare parts supply.

Around 2012 Joe Wilson obtained the car with a 14hp engine and set about the daunting task of restoration. Initially Joe intended to fit a supercharger but evidently it did not run as hoped so it now has a pair of SUs but the supercharger is in a box so who knows. The car was registered in 2016 and has had 2 owners since and only covered about 3000 miles.

You may be thinking why has it had so many owners and so few miles? If I had had any sense, I would have asked the same question, no matter it just needs some or maybe a whole lotta love. More to follow.

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