than ever this year!
The Hornet is world-famous
as the first, and still the best "twelve-six" ever
built. This year's model makes a further striking advance on the
most progressive lines. Easy driving is a special feature.
Controlled free-wheeling gives a clutchless gear-change and
together with synhromesh gears makes "changing" the
simpliest possible operation. The roomy coachwork has the most
delightful lines. Other special features such as underslung
compound frame, automatic ignition control, battery master switch,
compensated voltage control, etc., combine to make this car the
finest of its type ever produced. The £ 198.10 model is
retained, with synchromesh gears, etc., added for 1934 –
giving the Hornet enthusiast still greater choice.
Motor SportOctober 1934
The Wolseley Company has taken advantage of the new 15s. per h.p. tax to increase the size of the engine in the Hornet Special to 1,604 c.c., with a revised rating of £10 per annum. The wisdom of this policy will be endorsed by all who appreciate the enjoyment of a good power reserve without the accompaniment of excessive “revs,” and the new Hornet Special should prove to be a comfortable and rapid vehicle. Chassis only are available, as in the past, but a wide range of bodies is marketed by many well known coachbuilders.