Wolseley 1300 ADO16

Wolseley 1300 ADO16 Introduction

Built at Cowley under British Leyland, the original Wolseley 1300 was launched alongside the slightly revamped Wolseley 1100 Mk II in 1967. During 1968 the Wolseley 1100 Mk II ceased production and by autumn 1968 the Wolseley 1300 had received a performance boost to 65 bhp and designated Mk II with a dual carb setup with all synchromesh gearbox (or 60bhp single carb for automatic transmission).

The Wolseley 1300 continued until April 1973, with the last of the ADO16 – 1300 range of production in the UK ceasing by June 1974.

Model DesignationWolseley 1300 (ADO16)
DesignerSir Alec Issigonis
Production PeriodJun 1967 - Apr 1973
Total Produced27,470
Body Type4 Door Saloon
Engine1,275cc A-Series
Engine ConfigurationO.H.V. Transverse 4 Cylinder
Power58 bhp @ 5,250 rpm
Torque69 lb ft @ 3,000 rpm
Transmission4 Speed Manual & 3 Speed Automatic
Top Speed88 mph (142 kph)
0-60 mph17.3 seconds
Fuel consumption30 mpg
Weight1,850 lb (839 kg)
Length12’ 2.7" (3.726 m)
Width5’ 0.4" (1.534 m)
Height4’ 4.7" (1.339 m)
Predecessor Wolseley 1100 (ADO16)

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