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 (USA).

Picture Title Date Sold for
3 Matchbox Moko Lesney 57 1500 36 Austin 09/2019 $187.00
Matchbox Lesney No 57a 1500 In Type B3 08/2019 $99.23
Matchbox Boxed No 57 1500 Grey Wheel 07/2019 $67.50
Budgie Toys Police Patrol Car Dinky Size 07/2019 $71.19
Moko Lesney Matchbox 57a 1500 W Box 08/2019 $34.99

See all sold items for more prices.

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1 comment

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?