1914 Wolseley Stellite
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1914 Wolseley Stellite 1.08L OHV F-head four-cylinder engine Tons of originality on this 103 year old automobile! Two-speed manual transmission on rear axle Crank start with magneto Yellow livery with black wings, black folding soft-top and green seat with matching dickey Right-hand drive Brass radiator, horn, Discus patent folding windscreen, Veena acetylene headlamps and cowl lights Stewart Warner speedometer and Lucas magnetometer Quarter-elliptic front and rear leaf springs and yellow artillery-style wheels Ash and steel body and chassis members Driver side-mounted spare tire And now for something completely different! Mot Xotica Classic Cars is proud to present this 103 years old 1914 Wolseley Stellite, a British survivor that was virtually unknown in North America and this example is complete with an original rumble seat!This example is finished in yellow livery with black wings and yellow artillery-style wooden wheels. Its paint and trim are in overall very good order, while its brass radiator, horn and Discus patent folding windscreen are in good condition. There are paint blemishes on the passenger side of the hood and at the body/trunk shut line. The cars lights, including its Veena brass acetylene headlights, cowl lights and ball-shaped taillamps, look good. In addition, all of the cars brass bits show the proper amount of patina. The car rides on quarter-elliptic front and rear leaf springs and Commander 4.50 x 19 tires surround the yellow wheels mentioned above.The Stellites ash and steel bodywork is solid, the black folding soft-top is in good overall condition (tear on passenger side is present) and the cars engine bay is tidy. There is a side-mounted spare tire on the drivers (right) side of the car. The only way to get in and out of the car is via the passenger (left) side door. Note that the only way to start this car is via the hand crank at the front; there is no ignition switch or key. This fabulous time piece sat in a prominent museum. It is being sold untested but the engine d s turn freely!Under the bonnet is a 1.08L overhead valve F-head four-cylinder engine with one-barrel carburetor, SV exhaust valves and adjustable tappets.Backing this motor is a two-speed manual transmission mounted on the rear axle.Inside, the cars two-passenger green leather seat is in fair shape and appears original to the car, as is the black floor mat. There is a Stewart Warner speedometer mounted to the drivers right and a Lucas ammeter mounted in the center dash. The original four-spoke steering wheel looks good, while the mirror glass, handbrake and hand shifter are in decent shape, as are the inner door panels. In the rear is a matching dickey rumble seat that holds and adult or two small children.This car took part in the Eton Wick Annual Concours dlgance in September 1963 and competed in the 1965 Bean C.C. Daffodil Run from Bracknell to Beaulieu.The Electric and Ordinance Accessories Co., a division of Vickers Ltd. in the United Kingdom, introduced the Stellite automobile in 1914. Vickers was also a part of Wolseley Motors Ltd., and Wolseley designed the Stellite. They were small, lightweight cars and while popular in the United Kingdom, the Stellite was virtually unknown in the United States. Production discontinued during World War I, making these cars extremely rare today. The relatively high number of surviving pre-1914 Wolseleys testifies to the popularity of the marque. A large proportion is overseas.This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 4,877 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!VIN: 4522448A (as found on the motor)Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.SOLD UNTESTED AND ON BILL OF SALE ONLY


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