The Wolseley Six was introduced in 1972, alongside the Austin and Morris 2200.
Unlike the Austin/Morris models, which continued alongside the existing 1800 models, the Wolseley replaced the 18/85 four cylinder model.
The Wolseley Six used a six cylinder version of the existing E series 1500cc OHC engine, first seen in the Austin Maxi, to give 2227cc and 110 BHP using twin SU carburettors.
Available with a four speed manual or an automatic gearbox.
Most of the other changes from the 18/85 were of a cosmetic nature, i.e. seat materials, and the deletion of wood door caps.
The model continued until 1975, when it was replaced by the Wolseley 18-22 ‘Wedge’.
|Model Designation||Wolseley Six (ADO17)|
|Designer||Sir Alec Issigonis Pinin Farina|
|Production Period||Mar 1972 - Apr 1975|
|Body Type||4 Door Saloon|
|Engine Configuration||S.O.H.C. Transverse 6 Cylinder|
|Power||110 bhp @ 5,250 rpm|
|Torque||125 lb ft @ 2,500 rpm|
|Transmission||4 Speed Manual & 3 Speed Automatic|
|Top Speed||108 mph (174 kph)|
|0-60 mph||13.1 seconds|
|Fuel consumption||20-22 mpg|
|Weight||2,617 lb (1,187 kg)|
|Length||13’ 10.7" (4.235 m)|
|Width||5’ 7" (1.702 m)|
|Height||4’ 8.3" (1.430 m)|
|Predecessor||Wolseley 18/85 Mk II (ADO17)|
|Successor||Wolseley 18-22 ’Wedge’|