WOLSELEY A VERY BRITISH CAR
This book covers the entire history of Wolseley cars and the companies which made them through almost 80 years, starting with Frederick York Wolseley,...
This book covers the entire history of Wolseley cars and the companies which made them through almost 80 years, starting with Frederick York Wolseley, founder of the original Australian sheep-shearing machine company. Subsequent chapters deal with Herbert Austin and the early cars, the Vickers takeover, the racing history, the Wolseley Siddeley period and the turbulent 1920s. The period from Morris’s acquisition of Wolseley in 1927 until 1975 is then covered in a sequence of chapters detailing the company’s activities and its model ranges.
Here is the first comprehensive history of this important marque and its products, the result of many years of research by the author in original company and production records. It contains many previously unknown facts and figures, it throws much new light on Wolseley history, and it debunks some long-standing myths. There are also details of the personalities involved with Wolseley over the years, including the designers from Herbert Austin to Gerald Palmer.
A major feature are the 200 archive illustrations that are included, many of them not seen in print before. In the depth and breadth of its coverage, this book is required reading for all Wolseley owners and enthusiasts, and a truly significant contribution to the history of the British motor industry.