New Arrival to the fleet......

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New Arrival to the fleet......

Post  discoman41 on Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:06 pm

Hello all,

I'd like to introduce you to "Kevin" the Wolseley Hornet! Seen here alongside my faithful "Rupert" Very Happy



"Kevin" has some interesting history... one lady owner at new, before being owned by Peter Mitchell, OBE (former Head of Gaydon). Laid up for a few years and was last on the road in 2005 before coming out of storage to be MOT'd and taxed (exempt) this week.

He has a 1275cc engine, disc brakes all round with uprated calipers and stage 1 kit. Halogen headlights, and 12" wheels. Most of the parts were BMC/Gaydon Motor Heritage "experiments" apparently. I need to find out more, but I do know that he has a Viking Sport rev counter (as fitted to the Viking Hornets) which apparently was fitted as a trial, (how true that is, I don't know, but intend to find out). According to the heritage certificate, he was originally Birch Grey/Yukon Grey, but is now Yukon Grey/Snowberry White as per another certain Riley Elf......

Let me know what you think, and technically he is "FOR SALE", so I am interested in sensible offers, but I may yet decide to keep him for myself as he is growing on me daily!!!

Here are some more pictures....


"Rupert" and "Kevin"
















Horn centre removed to repair, sticking on!








The Viking Hornet rev counter


Needs a bit of tlc, but it goes like stink!


'63 wiper motor






Let me know what you think.

Jase
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Re: New Arrival to the fleet......

Post  The Adder on Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:09 pm

He's gorgeous Jase Smile

What a find, can't wait to see him in the flesh.
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Re: New Arrival to the fleet......

Post  humph on Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:46 pm

He looks ace, you have to keep him. Very Happy

Will he be at Himley?

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Re: New Arrival to the fleet......

Post  RileyUSMan on Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:21 pm

I agree with Humph, you have to keep him! Those two cars look too good together to split up!

I am in the process of trying to secure another Riley Elf myself so I hope to make a similar anouncement like you, New Arrival To MY Fleet!
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Re: New Arrival to the fleet......

Post  TONYELF on Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:35 pm

I'm not allowed ! I have too much on. Elf with continuous care. Mini van to finish bodywork, Open Classic to cut up once engine has been put into van with the discs etc. 850 engine to dispose of from the van. so no room for another anyway (at the moment!)
Having said that I thought you were after a Hornet anyway Jase?
I agree with the others you should keep it.

I have to say I am very tempted!

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Re: New Arrival to the fleet......

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:20 pm

looks good mate and as sid james probably used to say - "we do love a nice pair!"

got to be worth as much as rupe, if not just a few bob more for the rev counter and number plate!?
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Re: New Arrival to the fleet......

Post  TONYELF on Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:56 pm

No price guide?

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Re: New Arrival to the fleet......

Post  steviem on Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:00 am

2 lovely motors Very Happy
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Re: New Arrival to the fleet......

Post  discoman41 on Mon May 02, 2011 8:44 pm

Ok, I'm weak... I bought him yesterday! Collect him Wednesday.

So I now have "a nice pair" (quote Big Al)

He needs new hoses before I can take him on a journey, so he won't make Himley, but Bromley is a possibility....

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Re: New Arrival to the fleet......

Post  TONYELF on Mon May 02, 2011 9:06 pm

Well done M8! Very Happy

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Re: New Arrival to the fleet......

Post  CJ on Tue May 03, 2011 4:00 am

Looking good well done

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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Tue May 03, 2011 10:25 am

Top banana!! Very Happy
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Re: New Arrival to the fleet......

Post  humph on Tue May 03, 2011 11:13 am

Great news. Glad to see he's gone to an enthusiast that will love him.

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Post  elfgirl on Fri May 06, 2011 1:13 am

Very Happy xx
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Re: New Arrival to the fleet......

Post  discoman41 on Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:23 pm

Latest pics of Kevin the Hornet's new interior Very Happy







Variation in colours on pics were due to sunlight and my dodgy camera, but essentially the seats are almost cardinal red. The carpet is and so are the door cards.


And here's a picture of Kevin and Rupert on the Mini Foresters club stand at Gaydon.

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Re: New Arrival to the fleet......

Post  Red Riley on Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:18 am

A lovely pair!

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RE: New Arrival to the Fleet

Post  FrogElf on Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:40 pm

So it seems that you have bought the second rollerskate in the pair... anyway this new Hornet looks impressive on paper, hope to see it at Himley next year!
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Re: New Arrival to the fleet......

Post  MickD on Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:30 pm

What a transformation to that interior.

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Re: New Arrival to the fleet......

Post  discoman41 on Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:49 pm

Thanks Mick Smile
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