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1959-1971 WOLSELEY 15/60, 16/60 specifications

1959-1971 WOLSELEY 15/60, 16/60 specifications Classic and Performance Car

BMC badge engineering ran riot with the family-sized fintastic Farinas; there were Austin, Morris, MG, Wolseley and Riley versions. Wolseley, as usual, performed the luxury duties, which meant a higher quality cabin of hide and walnut and the trademark grille. So as not to detract from the MG and Riley versions though, it shared the 52bhp single carburettor 1489cc engine of the Austin and Morris machines. In 1961, the type metamorphosed into the 16/60, with a 1622cc engine of 61bhp, anti-roll bars to rein in the excessive body roll and the fins cut down.

Production

  • Production:
    87,661
  • Price at launch:
    £991
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,000
  • Price (good):
    £2,250
  • Price (average):
    £1,000
  • Price (project):
    £350

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    24.3secs
  • Top speed:
    77.0mph
  • Power:
    52.0bhp
  • Torque:
    81.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    26.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring, wishbone
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4458mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2521mm
  • Width:
    1613mm
  • Height:
    1518mm
  • Weight:
    1118kgs

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