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The Rusting Wolseleys. April '12.

Perjury Saint

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The Rusting Wolseleys...

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Wolseley Motors Limited was a British motor vehicle manufacturer founded in early 1901 by the Vickers armaments combine in conjunction with Herbert Austin. It initially made a full range topped by large luxury cars and dominated the market in the Edwardian era but the Vickers brothers died in 1915 and 1919. In 1921, expanding rapidly, it manufactured 12,000 cars and still continued to be the biggest motor manufacturer in Britain. Over-expansion led to receivership in 1927 when it was bought from Vickers by William Morris as a personal investment and years later moved into his Morris Motors empire. After the Second World War its products were "badge-engineered" and it went with its sister businesses into BMC, BMH and British Leyland where its name lapsed in 1975.

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No idea how this collection of Wolseleys ended up rotting away in this field, must be a dozen or so slowly being reclaimed by the elements...

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Thanks for looking...
 
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Missed this with internet prob and glad i back tracked love it Ps have some Wolseleys pics from Bedford will dig them out (y) Cheers buddy :beer:

 

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OMFG, this is a crime. the cobweb covered dashboard is fantastic. really nice report.

 

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Send them into 'Rust in Peace' in Practical classics and win yourself some cash (only if they've not been featured before thou)

 

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Send them into 'Rust in Peace' in Practical classics and win yourself some cash (only if they've not been featured before thou)
Might just do that... :)

 

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Is so sad to see them rusting away like that but gotta say makes for some cracking shots (y)

 
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