Wolseley Mk II

Wolseley 1500 MK II Introduction

The overall style and layout of the Wolseley 1500 was not altered from the Mk I, the most notable development was the more modern look achieved by the boot and bonnet hinges now being concealed under the the skin. The side chrome trim was also remodelled, losing the circled ‘W’ and now extending to the front of the car before returning to the wheel arch.

The front suspension was lowered to reduce ‘roll’ and the interior gained a full width parcel shelf. Both ‘Fleet’ and ‘Family’ models continued.

The Wolseley Mk II was short lived, after only a year and a half’s life it was replaced with another slightly improved version, the Wolseley 1500 Mk III.

Model DesignationWolseley 1500 Mk II
Production Period1960-1961
Total Produced22,295
Body Type4 Door Saloon
Engine1,489cc B-Series
Engine ConfigurationIL 4 OHV
Power43 bhp @ 4,200 rpm
Torque71 lb ft @ 2,600 rpm
Transmission4 Speed
Top Speed78 mph (126 kph)
0-60 mph24.4 seconds
Fuel consumption35 mpg
Weight2,060 lb (934 kg)
Length12’ 7.75" (3.855 m)
Width5’ 1" (1.549 m)
Height4’ 11.75" (1.518 m)
PredecessorWolseley 1500 Mk I
SuccessorWolseley 1500 Mk III

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