1935 Wolseley 'New Fourteen'


  • Fully restored during prior ownership
  • Very good to excellent condition overall
  • Full leather interior

The Appeal

Wolseley is a name that was extremely well known during the 20th century, for many years they were an automotive powerhouse of England. Leading on from their original 4-cylinder Fourteen in the 1920's, the New Fourteen makes use of Wolseley's 6-cylinder engine. Furthermore, the New Fourteen boasts an advance for the time overhead cam system, this proved to be a desirable addition for those who chose to take theirs racing, which some still do to this day! Other differences over its predecessor include pressed steel alloys as well as a slightly wider body. 

These improvements not only gave for more power but also a more spacious cabin, when compared to Wolseley's older models it's easy to see their advancements throughout the 1930's. With less than 6000 New Fourteens made during the production run, fine examples are only becoming harder to find. They prove to be a true testament to Britain's historic automotive prowess! 

The History and Paperwork

  • MOT exempt
  • Taxed until 01/12/2023
  • First registered 11/12/1935
  • Vehicle has been fully restored during current ownership
  • Selling as surplus to requirements
  • History file included with vehicle upon sale but this file has not been seen by Car & Classic
  • Restoration carried out thoughtfully and in keeping with original specification where possible
  • Engine reportedly rebuilt during restoration
  • Leather interior fully restored at a reported cost of around £7,000
  • Non-transferable registration mark

The Interior

  • Gorgeous tan leather interior re-trimmed during restoration
  • Carpets present and in very good condition all around
  • All interior features reported to function as expected
  • Head lining present, secure and in very good condition
  • All leather seats are in excellent condition and absent of any rips, tears or marks
  • Wooden dash in very good condition as well as the gauges, possibly original but not confirmed
  • Door cards in excellent condition including the window surrounds
  • Spacious and bright cabin considering the age
  • Desirable suicide doors in keeping with original specification
  • Wonderful interior light mounted to head lining, remains in excellent condition

The Exterior 

  • Two-tone black and blue paintwork remains in excellent condition overall
  • Matching period correct Avon H.M. Tourist tyres with very good tread
  • Pressed steel alloys remain in good condition overall with polished hub caps which remain in excellent condition
  • Very few paint chips and scratches present, mainly around wheel arches / front of vehicle
  • A small scuff noticeable on nearside rear wheel arch
  • Appears to have sunroof feature covered but may be possible to revert back if so desired in future (unknown whether carried out during restoration or prior)
  • Brightwork and badges in excellent to very good condition
  • Side steps remain in very good condition
  • Glass in very good condition overall
  • Spare wheel mounted within the boot, full size alloy in very good condition, Michelin tyre currently mounted may need replacing due to age and perishing of rubber
  • Bonnet louvres in very good condition on both sides, free from any dents
  • Underside very clean and tidy

The Mechanics

  • 1701cc OHC engine starts on the button and runs smoothly, free from any smoke, knocking or bangs
  • Engine reportedly rebuilt during restoration
  • Low indicated mileage for the age
  • Stainless steel exhaust fitted during restoration
  • Desirable SU carburettor
  • Classic style indicators which extend out of the B-pillars, both work as expected
  • Engine bay remains in a clean and tidy condition
  • Engine block painted to match the blue of the exterior
  • Electronic cut-off switch easily accessible from the left-hand engine cover
  • Hoses, belts and cables remain in fair to very good condition throughout


Wolseley's New Fourteen is a true pre-war British classic, boasting refinement and comfort in equal measures. This example has been thoughtfully restored during the prior ownership. The two-tone black and blue paintwork gives for a wonderful appearance from the offset. The interior is equally as beautiful, fully re-trimmed in tan leather during the restoration and like the rest of the vehicle remains in excellent condition.

The 6-cylinder engine boasts a desirable SU carburettor with this example also receiving an engine rebuild during the restoration. As pre-war examples go, this New Fourteen demonstrates the capabilities of Wolseley extremely well. Running smoothly and taxed until the end of the year, this is a rare vehicle and gives for an even rarer opportunity to own one in such condition!

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1935
  • Make Wolseley
  • Model New Fourteen
  • Colour Black/Blue
  • Odometer 15,631 Miles
  • Engine size 1701
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Carterton
  • Location Oxfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom

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