The 26th June 1936 saw the introduction of the Series II – 14/56 Saloon, replacing the earlier ‘New Fourteen‘, along with a Salon de Ville variant being introduced later in September 1936.
The 14/56 became one of the most popular models to be produced with approximately 15,000 during the short life of the Series II. Unlike the Morris equivalent at the time, the Wolseley 14/56 featured overhead valve engine and four-speed gearbox, along with ‘Easiclean’ steel-pressed wheels.
The ‘Jackall’ system was also available, whereby a hand pumped hydraulic system could be used to raise the front, rear, or all of the wheels off the ground.
As with other Series II cars, the simple distinction between the later Series III 14/60 introduced on 27th September 1938 are that of the bonnet louvres, there being four horizontal along each side for the Series II.
|Model Designation||Wolseley Series II - 14/56|
|Production Period||Jun 1936 - Sep 1938|
|Total Produced||~ 15,000|
|Body Type||4 Door Saloon|
|Engine Configuration||IL 6 OHV|
|Power||- bhp @ - rpm|
|Torque||- lb ft @ - rpm|
|Transmission||4 speed manual|
|Top Speed||75 mph (120 kph)|
|0-60 mph||- seconds|
|Fuel consumption||22 mpg|
|Weight||- lb (- kg)|
|Length||-‘ -" (- m)|
|Width||-‘ -" (- m)|
|Height||-‘ -" (- m)|
|Successor||Series III - 14/60|