The Wolseley Hornet was a silky six-cylinder twelve fiscal horsepower lightweight saloon car available as a coupé and open two-seater as well as the usual rolling chassis for bespoke coachwork. Produced by Wolseley Motors Limited from 1930 to 1936 the Hornet was unveiled to the public at the end of April 1930. Wolseley had been bought from the receivers by William Morris in 1927.

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  • 2298.7
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  • 1600.2
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  • 3378.2
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  • 977.95
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  • 1295.4
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  • Der Wolseley Hornet war ein leichter PKW, den die Wolseley Motor Company von 1930 bis 1936 herstellte. (de)
  • La Wolseley venne acquistata dalla Morris nel 1927, e quindi alcuni modelli prodotti dai due marchi dopo l'operazione finanziaria erano strettamente correlati. In particolare, la Hornet era in sostanza una Morris Minor dotata di un piccolo motore in linea a sei cilindri, in luogo di un propulsore a quattro cilindri, che sarebbe stato più adatto considerando la tipologia di vettura. Originariamente, il motore aveva una cilindrata di 1.271 cm³ e possedeva una distribuzione monoalbero. I freni del modello erano idraulici. Nel 1932 il motore fu accorciato e venne spostato anteriormente. Nel 1935 la cilindrata del motore fu incrementata 1.378 cm³. Inizialmente, il modello poteva essere ordinato con carrozzeria berlina oppure con carrozzeria aperta due posti. Dal 1931 la Hornet venne tolta dal mercato la versione berlina, mentre nel 1932 vennero aggiunte alla gamma offerta le versioni coupé due e quattro posti. Nell'ultimo anno di produzione la gamma venne razionalizzata, e furono disponibili solo le berline e le coupé. Originariamente il cambio disponibile era manuale a tre rapporti. Questa trasmissione venne aggiornata nel 1932 con l'aggiunta di un nuovo rapporto, e l'anno successivo furono introdotte le marce sincronizzate. Nel 1934, poteva essere ordinata la ruota libera. (it)
  • The Wolseley Hornet was a silky six-cylinder twelve fiscal horsepower lightweight saloon car available as a coupé and open two-seater as well as the usual rolling chassis for bespoke coachwork. Produced by Wolseley Motors Limited from 1930 to 1936 the Hornet was unveiled to the public at the end of April 1930. Wolseley had been bought from the receivers by William Morris in 1927. This car's tiny six-cylinder engine, Motor Sport magazine described it as a miniature six, reflected the brief vogue for less vibratory 6, 8, 12 and 16 cylinder engines soon superseded by greatly improved flexible engine mountings. Their overhead camshaft engines were so good that cars built on their Hornet Special chassis developed an outstanding reputation on the road and in club competition. The initial offering was something of a quart in a pint pot, tiny but powerful for its size. Furthermore, four passengers might be fitted into the very lightly constructed car. However the market soon required more room and more comfort and the car's nature changed. This was countered by making and selling the Special with a more highly tuned engine. The last Hornet was replaced following acquisition of Wolseley by Morris Motors with Morris's badge-engineered Wolseley 12/48 announced 24 April 1936. (en)
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  • 1.600200 (xsd:double)
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  • 3.378200 (xsd:double)
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  • 1936-01-01 (xsd:date)
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  • 1930-01-01 (xsd:date)
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  • * by September 1935, single-plate dry clutch with cushion drive and torsional spring dampers, four-speed centrally controlled gearbox, syncromesh on third and top.
  • * A single-plate dry-type clutch and three-speed gearbox form a single unit with the engine; there is a ball pattern central change-speed lever; the propeller shaft is open with fabric disc joints; the spiral bevel driven back axle is three-quarter floating and has a two-pinion differential gear
  • * announced August 1934, single-plate clutch, 3-speed preselector gearbox (finger control by steering wheel) an additional lever controls forward neutral and reverse, freewheel and Startix
  • * announced September 1931, a four-speed gearbox with a quiet third gear.
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  • 2.298700 (xsd:double)
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  • 1.295400 (xsd:double)
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  • cast-iron, aluminium pistons, Dural connecting rods, fully balanced four-bearing crankshaft
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  • SOHC 6-cylinder 4-door 6-light saloon
  • registered October 1932
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  • * water circulated by centrifugal impeller and the radiator has thermostatically controlled shutters * shutters removed after first year
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  • detachable with valve gear intact
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  • Oil cooler fitted to Special
  • full pressure lubrication
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  • * 35 bhp at 4500 rpm * 41 bhp at 4500 rpm
  • Treasury rating 14hp
  • Treasury rating 12.08hp * 48 bhp at 4500 rpm Special
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  • uk
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  • slightly inclined overhead valves are operated by a single overhead camshaft driven * by spiral bevel gears * by two-stage chain drive * by automatically tensioned single roller chain
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  • Der Wolseley Hornet war ein leichter PKW, den die Wolseley Motor Company von 1930 bis 1936 herstellte. (de)
  • The Wolseley Hornet was a silky six-cylinder twelve fiscal horsepower lightweight saloon car available as a coupé and open two-seater as well as the usual rolling chassis for bespoke coachwork. Produced by Wolseley Motors Limited from 1930 to 1936 the Hornet was unveiled to the public at the end of April 1930. Wolseley had been bought from the receivers by William Morris in 1927. (en)
  • La Wolseley venne acquistata dalla Morris nel 1927, e quindi alcuni modelli prodotti dai due marchi dopo l'operazione finanziaria erano strettamente correlati. In particolare, la Hornet era in sostanza una Morris Minor dotata di un piccolo motore in linea a sei cilindri, in luogo di un propulsore a quattro cilindri, che sarebbe stato più adatto considerando la tipologia di vettura. (it)
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  • Wolseley Hornet (1930) (de)
  • Wolseley Hornet six (en)
  • Wolseley Hornet (1930) (it)
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  • Wolseley Hornet (en)
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