Wolseley Post Vintage 21-60

Wolseley Post Vintage 21-60 Introduction

The Wolseley 21/60 existed in various styles over its lifetime.  Including a “Straight Eight” version which only sold a mere 536 during its lifetime of 1928 to 1931.  The remainder being of a six-cylinder variant, both being of overhead cam design. The 21/60 “County” of 1931 was an extended version of the 16/45 “County”.  The six-cylinder 21/60 version being of a similar line but without the built-in luggage boot.

The 1931 range of 21/60 included the “County” Saloon de Luxe (alongside the 16/45), a Coachbuilt Saloon de Luxe, a Safety Six Saloon, a Coupe Sportif de Luxe, a Long Wheelbase Landaulette de Luxe, and a Long Wheelbase Limousine de Luxe. Both LWB versions being capable of seating seven people.

In 1932 the range was reduced to the six cylinder “County” Saloon, along with the Long Wheelbase in both Landaulette and Limousine forms, the de Luxe version having being discontinued.

For 1933 the Special (Close-Coupled) “County” Saloon option was introduced.  A major identifying feature for 1933 was the introduction of the illuminated Wolseley badge, previously being enamel.

In 1934 the range was curtailed to just a 4-door “County” Saloon, with the previous twin bumper replaced with a flat single bar.  In common with other models in 1934, the trafficators are relocated from the front number plate to the door pillars.

1935 saw the reintroduction of the Limousine and Landaulette options being available alongside the “County” Saloon.

The 21/60 range was eventually superseded by the Series II – 21 hp Super Six on 14th October 1937.

Model DesignationWolseley 21/60
Production Period1928 - 1935
Total Produced3213 - 6 cylinder / 536 - 8 cylinder
Body TypeVarious
Engine6 cylinder 2677cc / 8 cylinder 2681cc
Engine ConfigurationIL 6 OHC / IL 8 OHC
Power- bhp @ - rpm
Torque- lb ft @ - rpm
Transmission4 speed manual
Top Speed65 mph (105 kph)
0-60 mph27 seconds
Fuel consumption17 mpg
Weight- lb (- kg)
Length-‘ -" (- m)
Width-‘ -" (- m)
Height-‘ -" (- m)
Predecessor21/60 hp E7D
SuccessorSeries II - 21 hp

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