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1959 Wolseley Six Ninety

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The Project

This 1959 Wolseley Six Ninety arrived at our workshop in April 2024 for engine servicing, including clutch repair and engine detailing.

23rd April 2024: Engine has been removed and is showing leaking core plugs. Clutch assy. Spigot bush fell out. Radiator to be collected by owner to have the crank handle hole put back in. The engine has also been cleaned.

25th April 2024: Engine stripped of ancillaries. New clutch. Gearbox taken out of the car, bellhousing drilled and tapped to 7/16 on damaged cylinder mounting thread. Core plugs taken out heater and flywheel removed.

1st May 2024: The engine and engine bay have been painted.

> More updates to follow.

The Wolseley 6/90 arrived in 1954 to replace the Wolseley 6/80 a year later than the related Riley Pathfinder, but unlike the Riley, the Wolseley 6/90 was to be the first recipient of the new 2,639cc ‘C’ Series 6 cylinder engine which continued to be used in the large BMC cars of the late 1950’s and 60’s.

Unlike the 4/44 the 6/90 used a separate chassis of a sturdy cross-braced box section chassis frame.

The 6/90 Series I featured a column gear change and coil springs for the rear suspension, whilst the later Series II (1956-57) and Series III featured the gear change to the right of the driver, with the rear suspension being semi-elliptical springs. The short lived Series II was replaced by the Series III identifiable by its much larger wrap around rear screen.

5,766 Series I were produced, with only 1,024 Series II produced during its 8 month period, and 5,052 Series III concluding the production run in 1959.

1959 Wolseley Six Ninety | Classic Car Restoration | Carrosserie
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Dr Tim Moss
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Thank you to all at Carroserie who have provided absolute commitment, professional expertise, the ultimate in personal service and 'tender loving care' for my 84-year-old car.

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Great friendly and helpful team at Carrosserie. Highly quality work. This is the second time I've used their services.

Highly recommended if you want quality restoration or paint work.
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