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1967-1975 WOLSELEY 18/85, Six specifications

1967-1975 WOLSELEY 18/85, Six specifications Classic and Performance Car

Top of the Landcrab tree was the Wolseley 18/85, introduced in 1967. This ultimate Issigonis enlargement of the front-wheel-drive theme begun with the Mini was a capacious car and, in Wolseley form, offered a lot to please class-conscious customers with leather, wood and high quality carpeting. Naturally, there was the usual Wolseley grille with its trademark illuminated centre badge. The 18/85S of 1969 had 96bhp to the standard car’s 85bhp. Four cylinders grew to six in 1972 with the fitment of a 2227cc overhead-cam engine.

Production

  • Production:
    35,597
  • Price at launch:
    £1,040
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,600
  • Price (good):
    £1,850
  • Price (average):
    £1,000
  • Price (project):
    £250

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    17.1secs
  • Top speed:
    90.0mph
  • Power:
    85.0bhp
  • Torque:
    113.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    19.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, Hydrolastic
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, Hydrolastic, trailing arm
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4235mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2692mm
  • Width:
    1702mm
  • Height:
    1430mm
  • Weight:
    1155kgs
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