Wolseley Motors was a venerable British auto manufacturer that was an unfortunate victim of the times.

Its attempt to sell its saloons as a compromise between luxury and economy simply didn’t cut it in the sexed-up Seventies.

The stylish Wolseley 1300 Mk. II, which debuted in 1968, was one of the very last cars to ever bear the Wolseley badge.

Interestingly enough, another subsidiary of the firm—the Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machinery Company—is still going…