Advertising in the 1930s knew none of today’s strict controls. Here’s what Wolseley had to say about this 1938 Wolseley 14/60 back in the day: ‘Is there a happy mean between the car one cannot afford to drive and the car one cannot afford to be seen driving? The intelligent man’s solution is Wolseley. He is able to get from one place to another at speed consistent with luxurious comfort and effortless control of his car which, in roominess, airiness and silence has all the amenities of his private study.’ And, ‘To a woman with social activities, a car represents something far more than a means of transportation. Its long, graceful and distinguished appearance must seem a natural setting for her position in life – a lengthened reflection of the taste and beauty of her home.’ EOK 977, almost as good as new, was consigned to a sale at 1818 Auctioneers in Milnthorpe by its Yorkshire owner and purchased for £10,000 by a private buyer local to the saleroom who had owned a similar car as a young man.