Wolseley 6-99

Wolseley 6-99 Introduction

A few months later than the launch of the 15/60, its larger stablemate the 6/99 was released to the public as a replacement to the well known 6/90.

Being of a similar, but larger, design to the 15/60, the 6/99 was equipped with a 103 bhp, 2.9 litre, C-Series six cylinder engine, which was now mated to a new 3 speed gearbox fitted with Porsche style synchromesh on all gears, standard equipment also included a Borg-Warner overdrive unit, which operated on 2nd and top gear. A 3 speed Borg-Warner Type ’35’ automatic gearbox was an optional extra.

Inside, like its smaller cousin, the 6/99 was fitted with a split bench type front seat, but this time the column gear change was retained.

The Wolseley 6/99 was replace in October 1961, by the ADO 53 Wolseley 6/110.

Model DesignationWolseley 6/99 (ADO 10)
DesignerBarrista "Pinin" Farina Sidney Goble
Production Period1959 - 1961
Total Produced13,108
Body Type4 Door Saloon
Engine ConfigurationIL 6 OHV
Power103 bhp @ 4,500 rpm
Torque158 lb ft @ 2,000 rpm
Transmission3 Speed with Borg-Warner overdrive, optional Borg-Warner automatic
Top Speed98 mph (158 kph)
0-60 mph14.4 seconds
Fuel consumption19 mpg
Weight3,415 lb (1,549 kg)
Length15’ 8" (4.775 m)
Width5’ 8.5" (1.740 m)
Height4’ 11" (1.499 m)
PredecessorWolseley 6/90
SuccessorWolseley 6/110

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