Wolseley 14-60

Wolseley 14-60 Introduction

The Wolseley Series III – 14/60 saloon was produced along with the 16/65 and the 18/85 on the 27th September 1938.

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 DesignationWolseley Series III - 14/60
Production PeriodSep 1938 - 1948
Total Produced5731
Body Type4 Door Saloon
Engine ConfigurationIL 6 OHV
Power55 bhp @ 4200 rpm
Torque- lb ft @ - rpm
Transmission4 speed manual
Top Speed71 mph (114 kph)
0-60 mph20 seconds
Fuel consumption25 mpg
Weight3080 lb (1397 kg)
Length14’ 4" (4.369 m)
Width5’ 7" (1.702 m)
Height5’ 6" (1.676 m)
PredecessorSeries II - 14/56
SuccessorWolseley 6/80

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