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The Wolseley Six


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When My Granddad retired in 1976 he had a Wolsey 3 litre with EUL 27 numberplate, but there was a fault with the steering so he was persuaded to trade it in for a new Vandom Plas. An allegro 1500 TC 5 speed in cream.

 

IMHO he was conned.

 

In 1994 I attempted to buy this allegro off my uncle who transferred the numberplate and stuck it in a garage. He later scrapped it. 35K on the clock

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Another from the tat thread (thanks Spiney Norman)

 

http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/1972-classic-wolseley-six-landcrab-22-litre-mustard-colour-spares-or-repair-project/1046238886#photo-content

 

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reg appears to be XSD359L

 

 

Advert Type For Sale
Category: Classic Cars
Make: Wolseley
Model: SIX
Year: 1972
Title: Wolseley Six Landcrab 2.2 Litre


I am reluctantly selling this tax exempt rare classic for spares or repair.

I had plans to restore this car and had started to dismantle it in order to carry out repairs however a lack of time and facilities are now forcing me to move it on.
The body has a lot of corrosion therefore i bought numerous body panels which will be included in the sale. These include both outer sills, 3 doors, boot lid, rear valance, front cross member and two front wings.
I had repaired the inner floor foot wells and sealed with hammer rite approximately 3 years ago so hopefully that has preserved most of the floor.
I removed the engine to carry out repairs on the body however the best part of this car is the engine, although visually it looks its age the six cylinder 2.2 litre engine started, ran and sounded like new. It had only covered 60,000 miles.


This would be a great project for someone looking for a tax exempt classic.

Please note that the pictures were taken before I started to dismantle the car. The car is still a rolling chassis.

The parts I am supplying with this project are getting rare, and the front wings and bootlid alone cost almost as much as what I am asking for this project car.

If you would like any more information please don’t hesitate to contact me on 07715054429

Thanks

Joe

 

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Thank Mouseflakes for this one

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/wolsey-6-/261494989791

 

 

 WOLSEY 6 TAX AND TESTED , ELECTRONIC EGNITION NEW BATTERY ALL NEW BRAKES MECHANICLLY SOUND BODY WORK NEEDS A RESPRAY D/S BOTTOM SEAT NEEDS RECOVERING ALSO BACK OF BACK SEATS NEEDS RECOVERING ALSO BACK SEAT NEEDS RECOVERING WILL DRIVE ANYWERE! NOT ASKING THE WORLD FOR IT!!! A SENSIBLE OFFER CASH ON COLLECTION

 

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I briefly had one of these. 18/85 or something like that. Lovely car, very comfy and got a lot of attention. It was that yellowy/greeny colour. 

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i think thats a different car. seems a 2 number reg?

Could be but unlikely given the low number that survive.

 

What do you think the reg is?

 

Can you find the original thread on here, as there were some views of the front which would confirm?

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Blimey that takes me back, dad had a N-reg metallic brown one (must have been one of the last) in the late 70's, huge thing, he bought it to give my sister & I more room in the back as we were always bickering (we still don't get on today!) and it worked as there was that much space. Mum liked it too.

 

It was one of the first cars I ever drove at the age of 13 when I'd suddenly gone from short-arse to lanky-teen at the old market site in Maidstone (now built on). It was also the first car I was in an accident in, we were stationary, waiting to turn right and some mong in a Viva rear-ended us, damage to us? A bent towbar electric socket and a scratch on the bumper. The Viva? Stoved in front, coolant everywhere, dad just shrugged 'Need to look where you're going mate' he said, we then left him to it. 

 

Was a reliable old bus but dad got a bit fed up with the fuel consumption and bought a Mk1 Cavalier instead a couple of years later. That was the first car I ever spun! But that's another story. Both will be long gone now.

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I'd say it's the same too, due to the circular sticker in top right hand of the windscreen in both images. That, the colour and the KUY reg would be pretty unlikely to be two different cars. What's the story on two solid looking Sixes being laid up like that?

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It is the same car

 

SpottedLaurel photos were taken 2008, when known as a non-runner

 

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It still is a non-runner.  Might be the autobox, of course

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I know not on topic but.

My father had one of these in 1978/79 for a few years- a maroon automatic. OHJ 917M. What a comfortable car!

Had a few problems with the alternator- a right pig of a job. The wheel had to come off to access the alternator-it took ages to change.

Used to tow the caravan around-an improvement over the previous 1.3 mark 2 Cortina.

It liked  drink!

 

Replaced it with a 4 year old mark 1 Granada 3.0 manual-now that was fast for its time!

 

Steve

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I'm looking for a cheapish landcrab Keef if you hear of one

Will keep my eyes open, but prices do seem to have shot up recently.

 

What is your idea of cheap?

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It is the same car

 

SpottedLaurel photos were taken 2008, when known as a non-runner

 

I seem to recall it had a tow rope attached and was dumped at the side of the road!

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Appears to have lived for 11 years.

 

OHJ 917M

✗ Untaxed

Tax due: 27 September 1984

MOT

No details held by DVLA

Father sold it to a newsagent in 1982-by that time the power steering had given up the ghost. He hit a stone which caused a leak on the rack-cut the power steering belt and developed stronger muscles.

 

Still think the auto selector was in one of the best positions ever!

 

Steve

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I seem to recall it had a tow rope attached and was dumped at the side of the road!

 

It was across the road from a garage, I assume it was something to do with them (or one of their employees). It later turned up for sale in nearby Ipswich on eBay, IIRC might have been someone who was thinking of racing it and the probably realised it was too much hassle.

 

Interesting to see it's still around anyway.

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