Wolseley Series II 12-48

Wolseley Series II 12-48 Introduction

The 4th April 1936 saw the introduction of a new 12 hp model available as both Saloon and Coupe.  The Wolseley 12/48 is a larger version of the 10/40 with a greater length, and more streamlined boot at the rear of the car.

Approximately 6,400 were produced during the short life of the Series II.  Unlike the Morris equivalent, the Wolseley 12/48 featured overhead valve engine and four-speed gearbox, along with ‘Easiclean’ steel-pressed wheels.

As with other Series II cars, the simple distinction between the later Series III 12/48 introduced on 14th October 1937 are that of the the bonnet louvres, there being four horizontal along each side for the Series II.

Model DesignationWolseley Series II - 12/48
Production PeriodApr 1936 - Oct 1937
Total Produced-
Body Type4 Door Saloon
Engine ConfigurationIL 4 OHV
Power- bhp @ - rpm
Torque- lb ft @ - rpm
Transmission4 speed manual
Top Speed- mph (- kph)
0-60 mph- seconds
Fuel consumption- mpg
Weight- lb (- kg)
Length-‘ -" (- m)
Width-‘ -" (- m)
Height-‘ -" (- m)
PredecessorSeries I - New Hornet
SuccessorSeries III - 12/48

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