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WOLSELEY HORNET (1935-36)

Saloon, coupé.

Last of the Hornet line, complete with larger engine, low pressure tyres and Easi-Clean wheels. Frame had the rather ineffectual cross bracing of the '34 cars, but the freewheel had now gone. Top gear ratio was 5.37:1, but felt much lower. Not the dreadful motor car the traditionalists say it is, but it was overbodied and under-geared, and not to be cornered hard.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1378cc (S6 OC) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1935 to 1936  
Number produced:
2565