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1961-1969 WOLSELEY Hornet specifications

1961-1969 WOLSELEY Hornet specifications Classic and Performance Car

With the Mini a big success, BMC decided to extend its appeal even further in 1961 with the Wolseley Hornet, sister model to the Riley Elf. This was a far less utilitarian version than the original though. So there was a rather flamboyant chrome-laden front, a larger boot framed by small fins and a three-instrument dashboard surrounded by wood veneer. In 1963, the MkIII Hornet introduced the 998cc A-series engine to the Mini for the first time and Hydrolastic suspension replaced the bouncy rubber cone type. The MkIII (1966) had winding windows and improved ventilation.

Production

  • Production:
    28,455
  • Price at launch:
    £672
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,400
  • Price (good):
    £2,650
  • Price (average):
    £1,400
  • Price (project):
    £450

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    32.3secs
  • Top speed:
    71.0mph
  • Power:
    34.0bhp
  • Torque:
    44.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    35.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, rubber cone (Later Hydrolastic)
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, rubber cone (Later Hydrolastic)
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3270mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2138mm
  • Width:
    1410mm
  • Height:
    1346mm
  • Weight:
    624kgs

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