Wolseley Six

Wolseley Six Introduction

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 DesignationWolseley Six (ADO17)
DesignerSir Alec Issigonis Pinin Farina
Production PeriodMar 1972 - Apr 1975
Total Produced25,214
Body Type4 Door Saloon
Engine2,227cc E-Series
Engine ConfigurationS.O.H.C. Transverse 6 Cylinder
Power110 bhp @ 5,250 rpm
Torque125 lb ft @ 2,500 rpm
Transmission4 Speed Manual & 3 Speed Automatic
Top Speed108 mph (174 kph)
0-60 mph13.1 seconds
Fuel consumption20-22 mpg
Weight2,617 lb (1,187 kg)
Length13’ 10.7" (4.235 m)
Width5’ 7" (1.702 m)
Height4’ 8.3" (1.430 m)
PredecessorWolseley 18/85 Mk II (ADO17)
SuccessorWolseley 18-22 ’Wedge’

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