ITV's Granchester

ITV's Granchester

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Sunday, 22 January 2012

The new car is here.

The new car has been delivered, my better half who has bought this car had been worried that her "new" car had got lost but it arrived slightly late Saturday afternoon. Why a Wolseley? My idea her money. Well a bit of 1950's quality motoring for a very reasonable price. These are now rare vehicles, there are less road worthy Wolseley 6/80's in Britain than J type vans. Now thats rare.
 Now the delivery driver has a J type and he purchased and collected my spare JB chassis. Here are a few views of it and some other old J van panels.



 If any one want's any of these old panels they can be had for a for a small donation.
 Early lower engine cover, various side/floor sections.

 Drivers inner wing and radiator support panel.
 Second type, late side valve early JB engine cover.

 What's this? Why its a 1960's tool cart, for it to be road legal it has to have the trailer board fitted, the original single rear side and stop lamp is not good enough. The trailer board is held on with two wing nuts so on the rally field it can be easily removed. QB9901 is a fleet number.
 Its nearly finished, just some more painting to do. It was my winter project, I must finish it soon so it can be used. Thanks for donating it to me G.S.
 Something interesting, above is the Wolseley 6/80 rear axle. Compare it with my JB rear axle below.
I might just have to find out what ratio gears are fitted to this 6/80.

A list of chassis number and registration dates.

J/R 010 10/1949--J/R 649 1949--J/R 755 1/1950--J/R 1061 12/1949--J/R 1102 12/1949--J/L 1518 1950--J/R 1612 03/1950--J/L 2935 1951--J/R 4491 11/1950--J/R 6050 12/1950--J/R 6187 1/1951--J/R 10916 12/1951--J/R 10972 1/1952--J/R 14776 12/1952--J/R 145931/1953--J/R 15455 1/1953--J/R 16261 03/1953--J/R 18124 1952--J/R 19902 12/1953--J/R 20658 02/1954--J/R 21720 12/1953--J/R 23555 1954--J/R 24274 1954--J/R 25618 12/1954--J/R 25079 1/1955--J/R 25741 05/1955--J/R 29869 11/1955--J/R 30963 11/1955--J/R 3183110/1955--J/R 32465 11/1955--J/R 33340 1/1956--J/R 35466 1/1957--J/R 35671 12/1956--JB/MR 37200 06/1957--JB/MR 39547 12/1957--JB/MR 39012 1/1958--JB/MR 39648 1/1958--JB/MR 42533 1/1959--JB/MR 42677 12/1958--JB/MR 43367 1959--JB/MR 45648 1/1960--JB/MR 45693 12/1959--JB/MR 46009 02/1960--JB/MR 47648 12/1960--JB/MR 47907 12/1960--JB/MR 48069 01/1961--JB/MR 48219 01/1961
Approximate Production data for each year.
1949 750 vehicles -1950 5347 -1951 5051 -19524098 -1953 5027 -1954 6000 -1955 6894 -19563169 -1957 3284 -1958 3131 -1959 2965 -19602516 -1961 362
Total produced 48620


Ardingly Vehicle Show 12/7/09. Picture taken by Clive Barker.