Here we have a truly gorgeous Wolseley Six landcrab. That is to say the top of the range model with the 2.2cc straight-6 engine. This old girl looks a picture in what is, to the best of my knowledge, Lagoon Blue Metallic. Her bodywork really is excellent and it is totally conceivable that she could be one of the nicest out there. It is believed that there are just 12 of these giant landcrabs on the UK roads today. She is the manual version too, which personally I prefer over the auto variant. Those Sixes which left the factory with an automatic box had the lever fitted to the right hand side of the dashboard which, to me, always felt a little odd and uneasy. So, yes I prefer these big old girls when they come in manual form. Her interior is thoroughly delightful and so typically Wolseley, even if by now the proud old company (well, company name really as everything fell under the BL umbrella at this stage) had entered the flashy seventies. The abundance of wooden dashboard is a delight and the seats are in good order, albeit by now featuring a sort of BL brushed nylon/velour. It feels like you are driving a car from an armchair in some time-warp drawing room. That said, it is an incredibly comfortable and enjoyable feeling. Apart from minor imperfections which make little or no difference to an original 45-year-old car, she is gorgeous all over. The Six, as in the Morris and Austin 2200s, is a rare beast indeed these days and, to be fair, probably always was. They simply float along in an effortless manner and offer welcome alternative to many bread and butter classics which are offered for similar money these days! Her last MoT expired last year and so she will come with a fresh test in readiness for her new owner.
|Make||British Classic Cars|
|Model||Six Land Crab|
|Category||British Classic Cars, Classic Cars, Wolseley|
|LHD / RHD||LHD|
|Private / Trade||Private|
|No of views||1,647 total views|
|Advert placed on||May 8, 2017 2:02 pm|