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1 of 6  Sat 24th Jun 2017 7:09am  
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I remember the Wolseley cars, mine was an ex Yorkshire? police with o/drive on 2, 3 & 4 gears & all the essential driving equipment on the rhs. presumably so the prisoner couldn't get to it - there was a bracket on the lh door (for hand cuffs!!) I had trouble selling it when I emigrated due to very high fuel consumption & people were buying smaller cars, it was still in good nick but only got about 20 quid for it. I drove a 100t low loader over here, & when travelling fully loaded the computer would show it was doing 900 metres to 1 litre of diesel
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Norman Conquest
Allesley
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2 of 6  Sat 24th Jun 2017 10:05am  
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I owned two Wolseley cars. First the 4/44, nice car but really heavy on petrol. Mine also had overdrive on two, three and four but I think that was due to some mechanical issue as I also owned a Standard Vanguard that developed the same problem. The 4/44 was a clone of the Riley Pathfinder. My second Wolseley was the 1500. That car was a real gem, certainly the most favourite car I have ever owned. Better than the bit of German tin that I am about to get rid of.
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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3 of 6  Sat 24th Jun 2017 10:06am  
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Hi all Wave Hope you like my model picture at Bramble Grove. My mum driving my cousin & I in her Wolseley 6/80 about 1958ish
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matchle55
Coventry
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4 of 6  Sun 25th Jun 2017 5:35pm  
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On 24th Jun 2017 10:05am, Norman Conquest said: I owned two Wolseley cars. First the 4/44, nice car but really heavy on petrol. Mine also had overdrive on two, three and four but I think that was due to some mechanical issue as I also owned a Standard Vanguard that developed the same problem. The 4/44 was a clone of the Riley Pathfinder. My second Wolseley was the 1500. That car was a real gem, certainly the most favourite car I have ever owned. Better than the bit of German tin that I am about to get rid of.
Norman, the Riley was bigger than the Wolseley and had a bigger engine, 2500cc as opposed to the 1500cc BMC engine.
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LesMac
Coventry
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5 of 6  Sun 25th Jun 2017 8:00pm  
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Yes Matchle55, the 4/44 was underpowered and if my memory serves me correctly the engine was only 1250. The Riley and Wolseley bodies were identical except for minor details such as the badge. Interior was also similar with walnut dash and other refinements. The suspension left much to be desired, think the rear was just damped leaf springs.
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matchle55
Coventry
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6 of 6  Mon 26th Jun 2017 9:02am  
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I stand corrected Les, Blush , there was a 4/44 at the Riley rally yesterday. A past member of my local car club had an MG equivalent, the Magnette, I will never understand why a Riley equivalent was never built, or was it because they built the Pathfinder ?.
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