loading Loading please wait....

1946-1948 WOLSELEY Eight specifications


At first glance, the Wolseley Eight of 1946 looked like nothing more than a Morris Eight with a Wolseley bonnet and grille transplanted. However, it was more than just that, for a smoother 918cc overhead-valve engine of 33bhp was installed in place of the pedestrian 30bhp sidevalve engine of the Morris. A four-speed transmission and hydraulic brakes also featured. A plusher wood and leather interior helped to raise the Wolseley above its humbler Morris sibling and make any passengers feel they were in something a bit special.

Production

  • Production:
    5344
  • Price at launch:
    £416
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,600
  • Price (good):
    £2,800
  • Price (average):
    £1,400
  • Price (project):
    £600

Performance

  • Top speed:
    63.0mph
  • Power:
    33.0bhp
  • Torque:
    42.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    36.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Weight:
    864kgs

more on this car

Related content