1958 WOLSELEY 6/90 - A MODEL RARELY AVAILABLE, LOW MILES, LOVELY LUXURY CRUISER For Sale






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11.06.2015
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Item Location: 
Thirsk, YO7, United Kingdom
Type: 
Standard Car
Exterior Color: 
Burgundy, Maroon
Doors: 
4
Engine Size: 
2,639
Transmission: 
Manual
Fuel: 
Petrol
Registration Information: 
03/10/1958
Mileage: 
39,000
Year: 
1958










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Description 1958 WOLSELEY 6/90 - A MODEL RARELY AVAILABLE, LOW MILES, LOVELY LUXURY CRUISER

Ah, the Wolseley 6/90. That superb sleek saloon that stalked the black and white streets of all those 1950s thrillers. Jack Hawkins in Gideon of The Yard, Nigel Patrick as yet another inspector in Sapphire, the screeching and swirving 6/90 chasing Peter Sellers in his Aston Martin in The Wrong Arm of The Law and back to Jack Hawkins again when his daring bank robbery is foiled in The League of Gentlemen and a fleet of black 6/90s awaits its captors. I could go on of course, but I doubt that we are all film buffs. So apologies to those who are not.
Anyway, suffice to say that very few of us classic car lovers will not be aware of the pedigree of this 2.6cc straight-six beauty and its genuine attachments to British Police Forces. They were Wolseley's flagship saloons. If they were not snapped up by the Police, then they would be the preserve of doctors, solicitors and - back in the day - ban managers. Rotarians aspired to them, wallowing in the leather and walnut interiors and confident in the knowledge that they could just about out-run every other vehicle on the road!  Another Wolseley from the Gerald Palmer design studio, they looked like a 15/50 on steroids. And yet they were a graceful looking machine with that long bonnet and - in the case of mine - that large rear window which was introduced for the final run of the model, the Series 3.
Stunning looks and power were combined with Wolseley's trademark interiors, even if the 6/90 was a touch quirky. Series 2 and 3 models came with a manual gear shift situated to the driver's right hand side. A "slice" of the driver's seat was cut away to accommodate this while the separate front seats just about met in the middle. This delightful old girl, a 1958 Series 3, has covered just 39,000 miles and this is understood to be correct. By 1970, she was still with her original owner and the vehicle had covered just 7,000 miles. Since then, very little use has taken the total miles forward to just short of 40k. The condition would also suggest that this is true and there is plenty of interesting history with the car, all of which points to it being correct. The original bill of sale is in the file and the car is believed to have been a dealership's demonstrator. She also comes with the factory option of overdrive. Bodily, she is a pretty car although doubtless painted at some stage of her life. She is best described as a good condition 2 car and therefore highly useable. She is sound around the sills and arches, has original jacking points and looks as strong as an ox underneath. The front bumper would probably benefit from re-chroming. Her interior is lovely with excellent leather, wood and carpets. There may be something like 20 or so 6/90s left in the UK and their desirability is such that owners tend to keep and cherish rather than offer them for sale. She has had little use throughout her life, although her last MoT expired only a year ago when it came with no advisories. All in all, a super chance to own a mega-rare and much loved model.
I accept all major credit/debit cards and a ten per cent deposit is required at the point of sale with the balance due within three days. I can also assist with delivery and so please ask for a quote. Thanks for reading and I will be happy to answer any questions. Martin (07595-020282).







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