Classic and Sportscar Centre

Telephone: 01944 758000
Email: [email protected]

Classic and Sportscar Centre, Malton

Corner Farm, West Knapton, Malton, North Yorkshire, UK, YO17 8JB


Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.30pm
  • Sunday: 10am-4pm
  • Closed Saturday
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Price: £SOLD

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1939 Wolseley 10

This delightful Wolseley 10 was registered on the 17th April 1939, finished in Black with Brown upholstery. We know from the Green continuation logbook that the Wolseley was registered in Warwickshire in 1974. The car stayed with one owner in Leamington Spa from 1974 to 1996 and then one owner in Stafford until 2008 meaning the car had just two owners in 34 years. The Wolseley comes with a comprehensive history dating back to the 1970's detailing regular maintenance, servicing and new parts. MOT certificates from 1992 show regular use over many years and comprehensive file also included a genuine, original handbook and various old logbooks.

We first came across this Wolseley 10 in 2009 and it was a totally original time warp. The bodywork was solid and straight but the paintwork very poor and faded. The chrome work was covered in surface rust and the upholstery tatty. The engine was in need of work and brakes and suspension required re-commissioning. We sold DGY 519 to a long term regular customer and keen classic car restorer in Lincolnshire. The Wolseley made an ideal winter project and was subject of a full re-paint, re-chroming, a full professional re-trim and the engine rebuilt with re-ground crank, new pistons and bearings. The 1140cc engine was bored out to 1250cc and after a long winter in the garage, the Wolseley was road tested, MOT tested and ready for use. The project was complete and the car soon part exchanged with us for an Austin 10 requiring some light restoration. We quickly sold the car to a local customer and since then changed hands again, staying local in Malton. DGY 519 has covered around 2000 faultless miles since restoration and has attended many local shows and events in recent years.
 
Several years since the restoration work and the Wolseley presents remarkably well. The paintwork is of a lovely standard, as is the chrome work (some pitting on the front bumper that can be rectified) and the bodywork as always is strong, straight and correct. The underside of the car is structurally superb and the re-trimmed upholstery still looks delightful. DGY 519 is superb to drive, the 1250cc engine feels very responsive and performs exceptionally well. The car feels very advanced for 1939 with easy gear changes, efficient brakes and impressive handling. The Wolseley is a car that can be driven anywhere with confidence and this has been proven over recent years. We have sold this Wolseley to several regular customers and it has always proved a pleasure to own, it's a well presented, perfectly usable pre-war classic that is absolutely on the button and ready to go.    

Price: £SOLD