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In the original Wolseley Hornet sales brochure the car was described as a small car with a big inside, big enough for family motoring, big enough for long distance touring where comfort and luggage capacity are essentials. The Hornet was also described as nimble, in traffic there is acceleration that leaves uncertainty behind and braking that reassures. On the open road, from A to B, the ability to cruise at high speed and to corner well makes the Hornet hard to beat. The exceptional economy of B.M.C mini motoring and the altogether outstanding road performance that goes with it are now so well-known as to become significant of a new and refreshing way of motoring. Lively acceleration, excellent road holding and cornering characteristics, together with compact dimensions to facilitate manoeuvring and parking are features which have never before seen so effectively combined in a four seat saloon.
Wolseley Hornet's are becoming rare and this example offers excellent value considering it has just completed a program of work costing in the region of £10,000. Recent work includes removal and partial strip of the engine, the cylinder head was then sent to local engineers for rebuild and unleaded specification. Prior to re-fit, the engine was then detailed, the engine bay stripped bare and re-painted, the wiring loom was replaced and the car then built back up with various new components to include water pump and all ignition items. The brakes were also re-commissioned with front and rear brake shoes, new rear wheel cylinders and two brake hoses. The Hornet also benefits from a new fuel pump, new engine mounts, re-conditioned radiator and new clutch. The Wolseley was fully serviced and goes onto the market in excellent mechanical order.
ALX 165H presents superbly with beautiful Black paintwork, lovely straight panels and an excellent strong underside. New guttering's have recently been fitted to the car and the brightwork is of a very good standard. The interior has had re-upholstered seats in recent years as well as a new headlining and carpet set. Our Hornet is a nicely presented, well detailed example and is idea of taking to shows, rallies and confidently used on a regular basis.