Wolseley 6/80 1948-1954

Wolseley 6/80 1948-1954

1949 Wolseley 6/80

1949 Wolseley 6/80

"The Wolseley Six-Eighty is designed for the motorist requiring luxury combined with a high standard of performance. It is powered by a 2.5 litre o.h.v. six-cylinder engine, overhead camshaft engine, developing between 70 and 80 b.h.p. Wire wound, controlled expansion aluminium pistons ensure even compression and maximum output at any engine temperature; a wonderfully smooth flow of power is delivered throughout the speed range.

Twin S.U. carburettors are fitted for high efficiency performance. Large diameter Lockheed hydraulic brakes, smoothly positive in action, give perfect confidence at the high speeds attainable with this car. All upholstery is in fine quality English leather. A car heater with in-built de-mister and heater ducts is a standard fitting and provision is made for the installation of radio. The polished wood facia panel is a new design. The Wolseley Six-Eighty is a long wheelbased car -110 in.- combining the fine features of the Four-Fifty with unusual luxury and superlative performance. It is a car which will delight the most critical of motorists." [from: 6/80 brochure]

Wolseley 6/80 Police Car

Wolseley 6/80 Police Car

This police car was one of the many period vehicles at the Goodwood Circuit Revival meeting in 1998 (photo by Phil Seed)

Note how much longer the car looks in the brochure painting above.

luxury

"designed for the motorist requiring luxury"

Specification
(1949 6/80)
Engine
Straight 6, 2215cc
Power
73bhp @ 4600 rpm
Transmission
4 speed manual
Chassis
Unitary construction
Suspension
Independent front, semi-elliptic rear
Brakes
Lockheed drum
Top Speed
135 km/h