Anthony’s Wolseley 6/80
Here is a great testament to the do-it-yourself approach. We first ‘met’ Anthony when he was looking for info on re-spraying his Wolseley and through a number of emails back and forth I think we helped him somewhat, although I’m far from an expert on the subject.
For the historians amongst us (according to Wikipedia) the Wolseley 6/80′s were the Wolseley Motor Company’s first post-war vehicles (as were the similar 4/50 model). They were rushed into production in 1948 and the 6/80 was based on the Morris Six MS. The 6/80 used a 2215 cc 72 hp (54kw) straight six single overhead cam.
The cars were well equipped and looked impressive with a round Morris rear end and upright Wolseley grille and were used extensively by the Police at the time.
These models were built at Morris’s Cowley factory alongside the ‘Oxford’. They were replaced in 1953 and 1954 by the Wolseley 4/44 and 6/90.
Back to Anthony’s car, of which he has three I believe, a 2480 and another 680, he has put a lot of time and effort into the panel and paint in a shed at his farm and I think the results speak for themselves. Enjoy!
A job well done, wouldn’t you agree?