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Post  Gardar on Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:01 am

Back in 1968 a Hornet came to Iceland. It had been bought new in the UK the year before by an Icelandic student, who took it home with him when he had finished his studies. The car was put in storage when the rear Hydrolastic units were replaced with rubber suspension units in 1981 and has since been stored inside. I bought the car last summer and it will be rebuilt to its former glory. It still has the original 998 engine/gearbox, but of course needs some body parts. This is the only Hornet that has ever come to Iceland.
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Re: 1967 Wolseley Hornet in Iceland

Post  Red Riley on Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:27 am

Nice! Góðan daginn, Gardar! I spent two years at Keflavik back in 1989-91. What an extraordinary place! I saw lots of Ladas but no Hornet!

This was my ride then.



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Re: 1967 Wolseley Hornet in Iceland

Post  Jared Mk3 on Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:10 pm

Welcome Smile Sounds like a really interesting car you have there and quite a special one too!
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Re: 1967 Wolseley Hornet in Iceland

Post  Gardar on Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:07 am

Thanks for the greetings! The Hornet is my third Mini, the other two cars are a 1992 Rover Cooper and a 1973 Mini which was converted to Cooper S specs by me when new,  reunited with me in 2012 and totally rebuilt now. I have been an avid Mini fan since age 10 and I was 16 when I bought the 1973 car new.
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Re: 1967 Wolseley Hornet in Iceland

Post  Jared Mk3 on Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:27 pm

I wouldn't mind seeing that '73 Mini.
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Re: 1967 Wolseley Hornet in Iceland

Post  Gardar on Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:25 pm

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Re: 1967 Wolseley Hornet in Iceland

Post  Gardar on Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:05 pm

And here is the 1992 Cooper:
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:14 pm

I like both of them. Nice colours on the '73. What seats have you got in it?
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Post  Gardar on Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:20 pm

Jared Mk3 wrote:I like both of them. Nice colours on the '73. What seats have you got in it?

The seats are Cobra Classic.
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Re: 1967 Wolseley Hornet in Iceland

Post  Jared Mk3 on Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:28 pm

They look nice. I really like those door cards and dash!
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Re: 1967 Wolseley Hornet in Iceland

Post  Gardar on Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:48 pm

Jared Mk3 wrote:They look nice. I really like those door cards and dash!

Thanks Jared, both were designed and made by me back in 1973. The doorcards are original but the dash I had to rebuild. It looks the same as the original, with the exception of a cassette player that was in the original one.
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Re: 1967 Wolseley Hornet in Iceland

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:27 am

best of luck with the little car Very Happy
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