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 Designation||Wolseley Wasp|
|Production Period||Apr 1935 - Apr 1936|
|Body Type||4 Door Saloon|
|Engine Configuration||IL 4 OHC|
|Power||32 bhp @ 4000 rpm|
|Torque||- lb ft @ - rpm|
|Transmission||4 speed manual|
|Top Speed||64 mph (103 kph)|
|0-60 mph||29 seconds|
|Fuel consumption||32 mpg|
|Weight||2016 lb (915 kg)|
|Length||11’ 11" (3.632 m)|
|Width||4’ 9.5" (1.461 m)|
|Height||-‘ -" (- m)|
|Successor||Series II - 10/40|