Wolseley Series I Wasp

Wolseley Series I Wasp Introduction

The Wolseley Wasp – a four door saloon – was introduced on the 29th April 1935 along with a considerably improved New Hornet as the first in the line of the new “Series” range of cars, rather than being based on a yearly range of models. The Wasp rated at 10 hp replaces the previous Wolseley Nine.

The Wasp was marketed in both standard and de-luxe forms. These were an entirely fresh development, the radiator being of an improved design for instance. The fitting of “easi-clean” pressed steel wheels being a notable feature from previous models.

A year later the Wasp was replaced by the Series II – 10/40 on 4th April 1936.

Model DesignationWolseley Wasp
Production PeriodApr 1935 - Apr 1936
Total Produced5815
Body Type4 Door Saloon
Engine ConfigurationIL 4 OHC
Power32 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Torque- lb ft @ - rpm
Transmission4 speed manual
Top Speed64 mph (103 kph)
0-60 mph29 seconds
Fuel consumption32 mpg
Weight2016 lb (915 kg)
Length11’ 11" (3.632 m)
Width4’ 9.5" (1.461 m)
Height-‘ -" (- m)
SuccessorSeries II - 10/40

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