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1954-1959 WOLSELEY 6/90 Saloon specifications


Riley introduced its Pathfinder in 1953, Wolseley followed suit in 1954 with the visually-similar 6/90. Aside from minor trim, the two cars looked one and the same. However, the Wolseley boasted two extra cylinders from its 2.6-litre six-pot C-series engine, borrowed from the Austin Westminster. This gave 90bhp as well as 90mph. The Series II of 1956 brought in semi-elliptic rear suspension and a floor-mounted gearchange, but only lasted a year before the Series III added a larger rear window and servo-assisted brakes.

Production

  • Production:
    11,852
  • Price at launch:
    £1,064
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,850
  • Price (good):
    £3,000
  • Price (average):
    £1,450
  • Price (project):
    £500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    18.1secs
  • Top speed:
    94.0mph
  • Power:
    95.0bhp
  • Torque:
    135.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

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

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4775mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2883mm
  • Width:
    1702mm
  • Height:
    1575mm
  • Weight:
    1492kgs

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