Production: 1931 - 1933
Production Type: Mass Production
Wolseley Hornet Swallow is a line of Swallow cars, presented in two body styles, and built on the basis of the Wolseley Hornet.
In early 1931, Swallow Coachbuilding released a new car, the Wolseley Hornet Swallow 2-seater , model 2 with two seats. Like previous cars, the company made only the body and various decorative elements, and the engine and chassis were from the Wolseley Hornet.
The starting price was £220, but by the end of 1931 it had risen to £225.
The car was received quite well, especially considering that only the Henly's concern, whose empire was growing at a rapid pace, was engaged in the sale. This definitely played a positive role not only in the sales of “Swallow” models, but also in the development of the company as a whole.
In October 1931, the next model was introduced - Wolseley Hornet Swallow 4-seater , characterized by the presence of 4 seats. Like previous models released this year, the Hornet Swallow is now equipped with dual bumpers and intake pipes.
In total, about 530-570 cars were created with different types of chassis and modifications.
Both body styles, 2-seater and 4-seater, were built on the same type of chassis, but after the Hornet Special chassis was announced in April 1932, featuring a more powerful engine and a number of other design improvements, production focused on it. It was these cars that lasted the longest, until the decision of the management to make only their own SS 1 cars in 1933.
Engine: 1271 cc (1.3 liters), 6 cylinders, 35 hp (26 kW), Intake distribution - OHC, Cylinder diameter and piston stroke: 57 × 83 mm.
Shock absorbers: Mechanical.
Maximum speed: 100 km/h.
Transmission: Three-speed mechanics.
Brakes: Hydraulics, drum (Lockheed).
Curb weight: ~ 750 kg.
Suspension: Semi-elliptical transverse leaf spring.
Wheelbase: 2299 mm.
Track width: 1067 mm.
Length: ~3073 mm.
Height: ~1350 mm.
Width: ~1372 mm.
Wheels: Dunlop - spoked.
Swallow Wolseley on a Special chassis
It differed only in improvements in the engine, a slightly modified body, and the installation of a 4-speed gearbox.
Engine: 1271 cc (1.3 liters), 6 cylinders, 41 hp (32 kW), Intake distribution: OHC, two carburetors, Cylinder diameter and piston stroke: 57 × 83 mm.
Transmission: Four-speed mechanics.
Wheelbase: 2223 mm.