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Wolseley Hornet Specials no.58

By November 1, 2021Triple M corner

GO 8812 is a March 1931 London registration. The car is a Swallow Hornet Special and is seen parked-up in a suburb with its owner at the wheel. The Swallow coachbuilding firm of Coventry were a very early adopter of the Hornet chassis for their bodies, the first such special appearing in August 1930, just four months after the model’s launch in April that year. Unlike many coachbuilders at that time, Swallow discarded the factory supplied wings and wheels, providing the buyer with a car, that apart from the radiator looked entirely different to those models offered by the chassis supplier.

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