Early Hornet Specials no.1

By February 20, 2016Triple M corner

The Wolseley Hornet chassis was a favourite basis upon which the nations coachbuilder’s could apply their craft.  This series will bring just a few of these examples into focus, courtesy of the image quality of the glass plate negatives stored in the LAT archive.

Maltby’s of Folkstone created this four-seat tourer body in early 1932. The design is conservative and mainstream being similar in appearance to a number of  Hornet models that were exiting coachbuilders workshops at this time. Worthy of mention is the small boot inside which sits the fuel filler cap and the spare wheel leaving little room for luggage in the space remaining. (LAT Plate Large 5552)