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1957 Wolseley 1500 MkI [ADO27]

1957 Wolseley 1500 MkI [ADO27] in Withnail & I, Movie, 1987 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1957 Wolseley 1500 MkI [ADO27]

Position 01:08:19 [*] Background vehicle

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G-MANN UK

2007-10-04 23:38

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[Image: withnailpenrith12bk3.5725.jpg]

The green car on the right.

-- Last edit: 2011-09-19 00:42:17

DynaMike NL

2007-10-04 23:56

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Wolseley 1500 or Riley 1.5 litre.

valiant1962 AU

2007-10-05 00:53

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I would guess at Wolseley because I think the Riley was calles "One-Point-Five Litre" and the badges don't appear to be that long

G-MANN UK

2007-10-05 01:11

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Yet again the RAC site says this plate belongs to a recent vehicle:

Vehicle Details for registration number UXT629:

Make MERCEDES
Year of manufacture 1997
Model SPRINTER 312 D MWB
Engine size(CC) 2874

Rileys seemed to have a different handle (or whatever it's called) on the boot to the Wolseley. This car has the same handle as the Wolseley. Am I right or do the links I posted show the wrong models? The badge on the car in the main image looks totally different to either of them (if that grey square thing is actually badge).

Link to "www.motorbase.com"
http://www.riley-one-point-five.co.uk/10.html

-- Last edit: 2011-09-19 00:42:39

Sunbar UK

2007-10-05 13:30

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G-MANN your links are comparing Mk.I to Mk.II for the rear number plate housing. The exposed boot hinges show this is a Mk.I 1957-1960.

There is some evidence the rear number plate housings were different during the build of Mk.I cars but although I had it some time ago I cannot find conclusive evidence for it now.

The 'grey' rectangle is I believe an added (non-standard) reversing light. Below that I think the Wolseley script could (or would) be visible in the thumbnail?

For me this is the Wolseley.

-- Last edit: 2011-09-19 00:42:53 (G-MANN)

G-MANN UK

2007-10-05 14:06

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It's very difficult to see but the badge lettering is below the 'reverse light'. In the link I posted of the Riley, the badge lettering is higher up on the boot lid. I can't find any more pictures through google of the rear of the Riley. Were both cars pretty much identical on the outside?

-- Last edit: 2007-10-05 14:11:17

Sunbar UK

2007-10-07 13:52

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G-MANN wrote It's very difficult to see but the badge lettering is below the 'reverse light'. In the link I posted of the Riley, the badge lettering is higher up on the boot lid. I can't find any more pictures through google of the rear of the Riley. Were both cars pretty much identical on the outside?


Differences from the rear or 3/4 rear-side views for Mk.I and Mk.II models....
(Mk.I had external boot hinges)

Riley.... Short chrome strip from centre of headlamp to front doors only.
A second chrome strip from under the glass line starting at the windscreen along the top of the rear wings down through the centre of the rear lights then along the bottom of the boot lid.

Wolseley.... Longer chrome strip at the same height as the headlamps from the 'W' logo along the full length of the car.

Without the second chrome strip along the top of the rear wings and under the boot lid.

The picture in the movie shows it without the second chrome strip under the boot lid.

Wolseley 1500 therefore.


-- Last edit: 2007-10-07 14:10:47

dsl SX

2011-06-08 18:20

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Agree Wolseley. UXT xxx series issued Dec 57- Apr 59, confirming Mk1.
Sunbar wrote Wolseley.... Longer chrome strip at the same height as the headlamps from the 'W' logo along the full length of the car.

Just to note this is true only for May 60 onwards Mk2 series and later Mk3. First 3 years as Mk1 had this chrome strip stopping above front wheel arch.

-- Last edit: 2011-10-03 00:10:38

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