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Wolseley unknown

Wolseley unknown in Here Come the Huggetts, Movie, 1948 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

Wolseley unknown

Position 01:15:37 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle

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johnfromstaffs EN

2019-04-07 14:52

Buy Wisely, Buy Wolseley.

Series 2 I think, but not enough to be certain.

Dmitry_P RU

2019-04-07 14:59

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dsl SX

2019-04-07 18:14

Seems to be a big one, possibly a Super Six version??

cl82 DE

2019-04-07 21:44

@johnfromstaffs: As you happen to be one of the quite few on this site who has at least some kind of first-hand experience about cars from this era I would like to ask if you know if these were capable cars or not. Just out of curiosity, if you don't mind. Given the competition at that particular time ( from the fabulous Rootes Brothers e.g.) chances are that they weren't that hopeless. Or am I completely wrong? Please let me know.

-- Last edit: 2019-04-09 09:52:41

johnfromstaffs EN

2019-04-07 23:11

The Metropolitan Police, plus many other police forces in U.K. bought Wolseley cars for the reason that they did what was required with reasonable reliability and were a little better equipped than the competitors. The economies of scale obtained because they were a Morris plus extras, (overhead valves, four speeds, twin carbs) meant that they were justifiable in cost when compared with their duties.

The range of cars meant that big saloons with 2 to 2 1/2 litre engines were available which suited the police. By the late 40s, however, the range reduced and the 6/80 was a bit of a turkey in the engine department. The new 6/90 of the early 50s regained the police respect, as did the big Farina 6/99 and 6/110 which followed. The police didnít keep the cars long enough to worry about rust!

I pull dslís leg about Rootescrap, but some police forces used the big Humber cars for similar work, although 4.1 litres was perhaps bigger than they needed and the Evenkeel front suspension didnít help handling. Sunbeam Talbots were also used but the postwar saloons were too small.

It always surprises me that the police didnít use the Ford V8 to a greater extent.

I am always conscious about going on for too long about what interests me, but in this case there is much to think about, however there are makes I have left out. I would also add that I was not a policeman, so cannot comment from first hand experience.

-- Last edit: 2019-04-07 23:53:19

the sad biker UK

2019-04-08 10:58

johnfromstaffs wrote The Metropolitan Police, plus many other police forces in U.K. bought Wolseley cars for the reason that they did what was required with reasonable reliability and were a little better equipped than the competitors.

It always surprises me that the police didnít use the Ford V8 to a greater extent.



There must have been a degree of snobbery involved, didn't common people buy Fords?

johnfromstaffs EN

2019-04-08 15:17

With a great grandfather, a grandfather, two aunts and an uncle having been in Staffs County Police, or its predecessors, iím Not sure about that.

cl82 DE

2019-04-09 09:55

Now that was a detailed, helpful answer. Thanks a lot! :king:

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