The large Series II and Series III saloons of the mid- and late-1930s provided thousands of middle-class families with the socially correct transport, and at this time the police discovered Wolseleys too. After the War came more big cars – the 6/80, 6/90, 6/99 and 6/110 all upheld the tradition, with more performance added to the recipe. Thus Wolseleys remained popular into the 1960s, especially with the best-selling 1500 model, but the cars became increasingly badge-engineered and the brand was finally dropped by British Leyland in 1975.
This book covers the entire history of Wolseley cars and the companies which made them through almost 80 years, starting with Frederick York Wolseley, founder of the original Australian sheep-shearing machine company. Subsequent chapters deal with Herbert Austin and the early cars, the Vickers takeover, the racing history, the Wolseley Siddeley period and the turbulent 1920s. The period from Morris’s acquisition of Wolseley in 1927 until 1975 is then covered in a sequence of chapters detailing the company’s activities and its model ranges.
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