A noticeable difference for the Series III is the bonnet louvres now consisting of many small vertical louvres enclosed by three long horizontal strips rather than the four long horizontal louvres of the Series II.
The ‘Jackall’ system was fitted as standard, whereby a hand pumped hydraulic system could be used to raise the front, rear, or all of the wheels off the ground.
The Wolseley Phased Suspension was also introduced giving the car a smooth and comfortable ride over bad surfaces or rough roads. By fitting springs of different but finely tuned lengths to the front and rear, the periodicity of the springs could be predetermined to iron out the see-saw effect normally experienced on such conditions.
|Model Designation||Wolseley Series III - 14/60|
|Production Period||Sep 1938 - 1948|
|Body Type||4 Door Saloon|
|Engine Configuration||IL 6 OHV|
|Power||55 bhp @ 4200 rpm|
|Torque||- lb ft @ - rpm|
|Transmission||4 speed manual|
|Top Speed||71 mph (114 kph)|
|0-60 mph||20 seconds|
|Fuel consumption||25 mpg|
|Weight||3080 lb (1397 kg)|
|Length||14’ 4" (4.369 m)|
|Width||5’ 7" (1.702 m)|
|Height||5’ 6" (1.676 m)|
|Predecessor||Series II - 14/56|