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1957-1965 WOLSELEY 1500 specifications

1957-1965 WOLSELEY 1500 specifications Classic and Performance Car

After a Morris Minor replacement project was aborted, the resultant small car became the Riley 1.5 and Wolseley 1500 in 1957 instead. The Minor’s floorpan and suspension were retained, but with a new, well-rounded and smart-looking body. The Wolseley was the comfortable cruiser of the pair and thus gave a lower 43bhp from its single-carburettor BMC B-series 1489cc engine. The 1960 MkII hid the bonnet and boot hinges, while the 1961 MkIII lowered the suspension, changed the tail lamps and tweaked the grille. Quite a characterful small classic today.

Production

  • Production:
    100,722
  • Price at launch:
    £759
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,500
  • Price (good):
    £2,750
  • Price (average):
    £1,250
  • Price (project):
    £400

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    24.4secs
  • Top speed:
    78.0mph
  • Power:
    43.0bhp
  • Torque:
    71.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    32.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

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

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3860mm
  • Weight:
    1129kgs

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