Wolseley 15/50 1956-1958

Wolseley 15/50 1956-1958

1957 Wolseley 15/50

1957 Wolseley 15/50

AERODYNAMIC FORM

"In the Fifteen-Fifty, beauty is far from skin-deep. The whole problem of designing a capacious four-seater car with ample luggage space, that has not only good line, but is functionally efficient in every way, is one of great complexity. The design and co-relation of every component in the Fifteen-Fifty has been so handled that the ultimate shape is one of excellent "wind-cheating" form. Wolseley engineers have proved, after exhaustive trials, that the Fifteen-Fifty body form pays dividends in terms of better petrol consumption, better acceleration and reduced wind noise at high speed.

Transmission is primarily via a Borg and Beck single-plate dry clutch to a four-speed gearbox with synchromesh. on the three higher ratios. Gear change is direct by a short centrally mounted lever." [Brochure]

1957 Wolseley 15/50

1957 Wolseley 15/50

A high degree of driving and riding comfort

'The primary requirements of comfortable motoring, correct weight distribution, inter-axle seating and excellent steering geometry combine in the Wolseley Fifteen-Fifty with the more readily observed features of a superbly appointed interior to produce an exceptionally comfortable ride.

Seating is luxurious and employs genuine English leather on wearing parts. The front seats are individually adjustable for leg room. A deep-sunk-centre steering wheel with horn ring and signalling control is well placed and the central gear lever is light and easy to operate.

Wide rear doors and adequate headroom allow easy access to the rear seats. Leg-room is generous and all-round vision is good. Safety glass is used throughout. Beneath the large curved rear window a deep shelf is provided." [Brochure]

Specification
(1957 Wolseley 15/50)
Engine
Straight 4, 1489cc
Power
50 bhp @ 4200 rpm
Transmission
4 speed manual
Chassis
Unitary construction
Suspension
Independent front and semi-elliptic rear
Brakes
Lockheed drum
Top Speed
125 km/h