Wolseley Hornet


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The Wolseley Hornet was a Mini with a longer rear end that gave it a proper looking and larger boot. The front had the usual Wolseley styled grille with the illuminated badge. Inside it had oval nacelle instruments from the Cooper, seats were an improvement on the Mini been similar to the Cooper. With more sound-deadening it was a lot quieter on the road.




Hornet MK I
Date when launched October 1961
Discontinued in 1963
Total produced 28,455 all versions


Engine
848 cc 34 bhp at 5,000 rpm Max torque 44lbs/ft at 2,900 rpm

Main measurements
Length 10ft 8.8ins Width 4ft 5ins Height 4ft 7ins
Wheelbase 6ft 8ins Track front 3ft 11.8ins rear 3ft 9.9ins


Price ex Works October 1961 £672



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Woseley Hornet MK II

The MK II came out in March 1963 the main change been that the engine was increased to 998 cc. The next change was when the suspension was upgraded to the Hydrolastic system in October 1964

Hornet MK II
Date when launched March 1963
Discontinued in 1966
Total produced 28,455 all versions


Engine
998 cc 38 bhp at 5,250 rpm Max torque 52lbs/ft at 2,700 rpm

Main measurements
Length 10ft 8.8ins Width 4ft 5ins Height 4ft 7ins
Wheel Base 6ft 8ins Track front 3ft 11.8ins rear 3ft 9.9ins




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