Wolseley Series I New Hornet

Wolseley Series I New Hornet Introduction

On 29th April 1935 the ‘Series’ models of Wolseley were introduced – replacing the former ‘yearly’ range of models. This New Hornet Saloon being larger than the previous Hornet.

This New Hornet Saloon was an entirely fresh development being larger whilst retaining its former looks of the earlier Hornet, the radiator being of an improved design for instance. The fitting of “easi-clean” pressed steel wheels being a notable feature from previous models.

Approximately 2500 were produced before being replaced by the Series II – 12/48 on 4th April 1936.

Model DesignationWolseley ’New Hornet’
Production PeriodApr 1935 - Apr 1936
Total Produced~2500
Body Type4 Door Saloon
Engine ConfigurationIL 6 OHC
Power- bhp @ - rpm
Torque- lb ft @ - rpm
Transmission4 speed manual
Top Speed66 mph (106 kph)
0-60 mph25 seconds
Fuel consumption28 mpg
Weight2128 lb (965 kg)
Length12’ 4" (3.759 m)
Width4’ 9.5" (1.461 m)
Height5’ 3" (1.600 m)
SuccessorSeries II - 12/48

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