Model diecast car manufacturing started in 1896 (by Herbert Austin, who was an engineer with the Australian Wolseley Sheep Shearing Company).

Following bankruptcy, the name was acquired by William Morris in 1927, this marque then followed the same path as Morris.

Models are not common, although the 1500 formed part of the Matchbox Series.

Wolseley value and price guide

What's your 'Wolseley' worth? Here are some recently sold items (UK):

Picture Title Date sold Price
Pathfinder Models 1 43 Scale Pfm30 1953 05/2019 £179.99
1300 Mark 2 1 43 Scale By Jemini Model 05/2019 £150.00
Crossway Models 1 43 Scale Ac05 18 2200 06/2019 £124.99
18 2200 Model By Abbey Classic In 06/2019 £124.99
Lansdowne Models 1 43 Scale Ldm71a 1957 05/2019 £99.99
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John - April 10, 2014

I have acquired a small cast model, 6 1/2 mm long. It has this cast on it's bottom, No.5; POLICE CAR; WOLSLEY SIX-EIGHTY; MADE IN ENGLAND. Who is the manufacturer?