Wolseleys celebrate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth

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The Wolseley Register marked the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by organising a 2000-mile tour of Britain from 4-20 August.

Participating machinery included a brace of pre-WW1 24/30 Tourers, a 1975 ‘Wedge’, a 1971 Six, a 1937 14/56 and a 25hp Drophead Coupé, which was presented to the firm’s owner, Lord Nuffield, as a Christmas present in December 1937.

The oldest car on tour was a 100mph 1907 Siddeley Coppa Florio racing car with a 10.5-litre engine.

The convoy took in England, Scotland and Wales, visiting 16 National Trust Properties and incurring nothing worse than two punctures on the way.

The Wolseley Register is currently raising money for the National Trust’s appeal for Nuffield Place, the former home of Lord and Lady Nuffield, which has recently been acquired by the Trust.  

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