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1948-1954 WOLSELEY 6/80 specifications

1948-1954 WOLSELEY 6/80 specifications Classic and Performance Car

While the closely-related Wolseley 4/50 was a Morris Oxford MO in drag, the 6/80 was a Morris Six in an evening dress with a Pinocchio nose. The prominent snout was needed to accommodate the hefty 2215cc six-cylinder engine which offered more power than its Morris equivalent (72bhp versus 66bhp) thanks to an extra carburettor. The engineering - independent front suspension and unitary construction – was also modern for its day. Obviously, as befitted a Wolseley, the cabin featured sufficient wood and leather to justify its illuminated grille badge and higher price tag.

Production

  • Production:
    25,281
  • Price at launch:
    £767
  • Price (excellent)
    £4,400
  • Price (good):
    £3,500
  • Price (average):
    £1,800
  • Price (project):
    £700

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    27.8secs
  • Top speed:
    81.0mph
  • Power:
    72.0bhp
  • Torque:
    102.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    20.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • 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:
    4496mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2794mm
  • Width:
    1676mm
  • Height:
    1308mm
  • Weight:
    1308kgs

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