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1938 Wolseley 12/48


By 1913 Wolseley was Britain's largest car manufacturer selling 3,000 cars. The company was renamed Wolseley Motors Limited in 1914.

When Wolseley was auctioned by the receivers in February 1927 it was purchased by William Morris for £730,000 using his own money. Possibly Morris acted to stop General Motors who subsequently purchased Vauxhall.

Like many of the  Nuffield products of the late 30's, the 1938 Wolseley 12/48 would find itself still being produced after WW2 as a stop gap model. The 12/48 made use of the 1548cc over-head valve engine that had been used in various Morris / Wolseley cars throughout the 30's, 

This example on offer here has the most superb interior which must of cost a small fortune. The car also looks very smart externally and is certainly smart in overall appearance.

Supplied with an older V5 dated 2001. May require a simple taxation class change to 'Historic Vehicle'

Here to be viewed now.

We are open 7 days a week here at Thornton Le-dale for pre-sale viewing, although a quick phone call prior to travelling is advised.

Thank you

SOLD £5000 


  • Lot Number: 68
  • Year: 1938
  • Make: Wolseley
  • Model: 12 / 48
  • Registration: EKO982
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Engine Size: 1548
  • Estimate: £5750 ~ £6750
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