Six cylinder overhead cam engined Wolseley Hornet Specials are very desirable cars and are excellent alternatives to MG Magnas and Magnettes which are very close mechanical relatives. If you don't know Hornets it's worth pointing out that they have the superb 1200 cc Wolseley engine which MG adapted for their first small six - the F type Magna. Before launching the F type MG had used a four cylinder version of the engine in the M Type which was the first MG to carry the Midget name. In its ultimate development the six cylinder unit powered the legendary K3 Magnette so the Hornet played a very important part in the development of British racing cars. This particular car has a very rare Meredith Trinity body, so named because it gives you three different configurations in one unique design as you can see in the attached pictures. You can drive it as either an open two seater or an open four seater or you can raise the hood which is otherwise hidden in the rear of the body along with its complete set of side screens. Apart from being a flexible and practical design it is also it is also very stylish and looks good in all three guises. Meredith, who were based in Birmingham, built only
gavin mcguire wolseley hornet special 4-speed restored 1932
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