The 12th October 1961 saw the Wolseley 15/60 replaced by the Wolseley 16-60.
Externally, the rear fins were now lower with revised tail-lamps to go with them, the rear overriders were re-aligned to the lamp clusters.
The biggest changes however were mechanical. More power and torque was provided by a larger capacity engine with larger valves. The Borg-Warner Type ’35’ 3 speed automatic transmission found on the larger models was now available as an option.
To improve ride, handling and comfort, modifications to the suspension consisted of; changes to the shock absorbers and spring rates, as well as additions of a stabilising bar to the rear and an anti-roll bar to the front. To further increase stability the 16/60’s front and rear track was widened by 2″ and the wheelbase increased by 1″.
The Wolseley 16/60 continued for the next 10 years with very little changes almost forgotten by the BMC planners it would seem. The end finally came when the 16/60 was replaced by the Issigonis designed Wolseley 18/85.
|Model Designation||Wolseley 16/60 (ADO 38)|
|Designer||Barrista "Pinin" Farina Sidney Goble|
|Production Period||Oct 1961 - Mar 71|
|Body Type||4 Door Saloon|
|Engine Configuration||IL 4 OHV|
|Power||61 bhp @ 4,500 rpm|
|Torque||90 lb ft @ 2,100 rpm|
|Top Speed||81 mph (130 kph)|
|0-60 mph||21.4 seconds|
|Fuel consumption||26 mpg|
|Weight||2,473 lb (1,122 kg)|
|Length||14’ 6.5" (4.432 m)|
|Width||5’ 3.5" (1.613 m)|
|Height||4’ 11" (1.499 m)|