The Wolseley 6/90 arrived in 1954 to replace the Wolseley 6/80 a year later than the related Riley Pathfinder, but unlike the Riley, the Wolseley 6/90 was to be the first recipient of the new 2,639cc ‘C’ Series 6 cylinder engine which continued to be used in the large BMC cars of the late 1950’s and 60’s.
Unlike the 4/44 the 6/90 used a separate chassis of a sturdy cross-braced box section chassis frame.
The 6/90 Series I featured a column gear change and coil springs for the rear suspension, whilst the later Series II (1956-57) and Series III featured the gear change to the right of the driver, with the rear suspension being semi-elliptical springs. The short lived Series II was replaced by the Series III identifiable by its much larger wrap around rear screen.
5,766 Series I were produced, with only 1,024 Series II produced during its 8 month period, and 5,052 Series III concluding the production run in 1959.
|Model Designation||Wolseley 6/90|
|Body Type||4 Door Saloon|
|Engine Configuration||IL 6 OHV|
|Power||95 bhp @ 4,500 rpm|
|Torque||135 @ 2,000 rpm|
|Top Speed||96 mph (154 kph)|
|0-60 mph||18.1 seconds|
|Fuel consumption||21.6 mpg|
|Weight||3,289 lb (1,492 kg)|
|Length||15’8" (4.775 m)|
|Width||5’7" (1.70 m)|
|Height||5’2" (1.57 m)|