Help with Wolseley WD9's

Discussion in 'Identification' started by Toffie@2, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Toffie@2

    Toffie@2 New Member

    Good day everyone! :) I am from Somerset-East in South Africa and is the owner of 3 WD9 Wolseley's.
    I would like to restore all of them to original, and maybe you guys can help me with details like year of manufacture etc. Also what was the original colour of these Wolseley's? I know it is Lincoln Green, but was everything green or were there other components painted differently?

    The one is a VETSAK assembled Wolseley WD9 Serial # 65437
    The other is a Boeresake assembled Wolseley WD9 Serial #82574

    and here comes the kicker:
    The 3rd one says TROJAN on the side which isn't strange for South African Wolseley's but it doesn't have a Wolseley plate. Only what seems to be a hand punched copper plate that says TYPE: WD and a serial number I haven't seen before. Is it a Southern Cross copy?

    Would love to hear from you guys. Attached is a few pic of the 3rd Wolseley.
  2. Looking at the dating records your engine 65437 was supplied new on 30/8/65 to Vetsak. There are no records between engine no's 79214 to 86527 so your Engine No 82574 is not identifiable. However 79213 left the factory in 1969 and 86528 left in 1974.
    Boeresake were supplied with engines from Wolseley according to the records.

    The last engine unfortunately does not conform to the records.
  3. Victoria

    Victoria Member

    You have a PM

  4. Toffie@2

    Toffie@2 New Member

    Thanks for the info Andy :D Helps a lot.
    It is a shame that there isn't any records for the Engine No 82574. Do you maybe know what the reason could be?
  5. Paul at IF would be best to answer that, it could be that the day books have been lost. I don't have a clue.
  6. Victoria

    Victoria Member

    The book on Wolseley Engines, researched and written by the late David Edgington answers most of your questions, both in the foreword and in the section devoted to engines shipped to an RSA agent in Bloemfontein and sold under various other names. The day-books he acquired were found in a damp barn and incomplete as were some of the record dates, and the pages were eaten partly by rodents. He was very lucky to acquire them before they deteriorated further. No mention of the Southern Cross-made engines though.

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