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1953-1958 WOLSELEY 4/44, 15/50 specifications

1953-1958 WOLSELEY 4/44, 15/50 specifications Classic and Performance Car

This time, it was the Wolseley that was built before any other badge-engineering took place; the equivalent MG Magnette ZA didn’t appear for a year after the 4/44’s 1952 birth. The Wolseley focused more on opulence than performance, with just a single carburettor on its MG-derived 1250cc overhead valve engine. Nevertheless, its handling was adept thanks to the independent front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering and the sleek lines gave it a rakish persona. In 1956, it was upgraded into the 15/50; identical in looks but with a 1489cc B-series engine.

Production

  • Production:
    42,198
  • Price at launch:
    £997
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,750
  • Price (good):
    £3,000
  • Price (average):
    £1,400
  • Price (project):
    £500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    24.3secs
  • Top speed:
    78.0mph
  • Power:
    50.0bhp
  • Torque:
    58.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    29.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

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

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4394mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2590mm
  • Width:
    1550mm
  • Height:
    1524mm
  • Weight:
    1118kgs
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