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About Wolseley

The Wolseley Motor Company was a British automobile manufacturer founded in 1901. After 1935 it was incorporated into larger companies but the Wolseley name remained as an upmarket marque until 1975.

History

The origins of the company as an automobile brand was in about 1895-96 when 30 year old Herbert Austin, then employed as a works manager at the Wolseley Sheep Shearing Company, became interested in engines and automobiles. During the winter of 1895-96 he made his own version of a design by Léon Bollée that he had seen in Paris. Later he found that another British group had bought the rights so Austin had to come up with a design of his own. In 1897, the second Wolseley car, the Wolseley Autocar No. 1 was revealed. It was a three wheeled design (one front, two rear) featuring independent rear suspension, mid engine and back to back seating for two adults. It was not successful and although advertised for sale, none were sold. The third Wolseley car, the four wheeled Wolseley "Voiturette" followed in 1899. A further four wheeled car was made in 1900, this time with a steering wheel instead of a tiller. The first Wolseley cars sold to the public were based on the "Voiturette", but production did not get under way until 1901, by which time the company had changed hands. In that year the automobile division was spun off (with financing from Vickers) as an independent concern in Adderley Park, Birmingham. Austin managed the new Wolseley company for a short time before resigning to form his own concern, the Austin Motor Company, in 1905.

Wolseley purchased the Siddeley Autocar Company, with founder John Davenport Siddeley in charge. Siddeley (later Baron Kenilworth) took control of the merged concern, renaming the marque Wolseley-Siddeley until his resignation in 1910. He went on to manage the Deasy Motor Company, which became Siddeley-Deasy. This later merged with Armstrong-Whitworth to become Armstrong Siddeley. In 1912 they were commissioned by the Russian Count Peter P Schilovski, a lawyer and member of the Russian royal family, to build the Schilovski Gyrocar.

Wolseley Motor Company

The company officially became the Wolseley Motor Company in 1914. It also began operations in Montreal and Toronto, Canada as Wolseley Motors Limited. This became British and American Motors after World War I.

In 1918, Wolseley began a joint venture in Tokyo, Japan with Ishikawajiama Ship Building and Engineering. The first Japanese-built Wolseley car rolled off the line in 1922. After World War II, the Japan venture reorganized, renaming itself Isuzu Motors in 1949. Isuzu was part of General Motors for a time, but has recently returned to independence and a focus on the commercial truck market.

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4-door
5-seat
S4 8v 1.5L OHV M-4
32.8 kW / 44.0 hp / 44.0 hp        
   

Wolseley 12/48 Saloon (1948)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1548 cm3 / 94.5 cu in / 94.5 cu in, 32.8 kW / 44.0 hp / 44.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

4-door
5-seat
S6 12v 1.8L OHV M-4
41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp        
   

Wolseley 14/60 Saloon (1948)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1818 cm3 / 110.9 cu in / 110.9 cu in, 41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

4-door
5-seat
S4 8v 1.5L OHV M-4
38.8 kW / 52.0 hp / 52.0 hp  106.0 N·m / 78.2 lb·ft / 78.2 lb·ft
   

Wolseley 15/50 (1956)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1489 cm3 / 90.9 cu in / 90.9 cu in, 38.8 kW / 52.0 hp / 52.0 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 106.0 N·m / 78.2 lb·ft / 78.2 lb·ft, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 125 km/h / 78 mph / 78 mph top speed

4-door
5-seat
S6 12v 2.2L SOHC M-4
82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp  169.0 N·m / 124.6 lb·ft / 124.6 lb·ft
   

Wolseley 18/22 (1975)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2227 cm3 / 135.9 cu in / 135.9 cu in, 82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp @ 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm, 169.0 N·m / 124.6 lb·ft / 124.6 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 174 km/h / 108 mph / 108 mph top speed

4-door
5-seat
S6 12v 2.3L OHV M-4
63.4 kW / 85.0 hp / 85.0 hp        
   

Wolseley 18/85 Saloon (1948)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2321 cm3 / 141.6 cu in / 141.6 cu in, 63.4 kW / 85.0 hp / 85.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

4-door
7-seat
S6 12v 3.5L OHV M-4
78.3 kW / 105.0 hp / 105.0 hp        
   

Wolseley 25 Limousine (1948)

4-door 7-seater limousine, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3485 cm3 / 212.7 cu in / 212.7 cu in, 78.3 kW / 105.0 hp / 105.0 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

4-door
5-seat
S4 8v 1.3L OHV M-4
34.3 kW / 46.0 hp / 46.0 hp  79.0 N·m / 58.3 lb·ft / 58.3 lb·ft
   

Wolseley 4/44 (1952)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1250 cm3 / 76.3 cu in / 76.3 cu in, 34.3 kW / 46.0 hp / 46.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 79.0 N·m / 58.3 lb·ft / 58.3 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 117 km/h / 73 mph / 73 mph top speed

4-door
5-seat
S4 8v 1.5L SOHC M-4
37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp  98.0 N·m / 72.3 lb·ft / 72.3 lb·ft
   

Wolseley 4/50 (1948)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1476 cm3 / 90.1 cu in / 90.1 cu in, 37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 98.0 N·m / 72.3 lb·ft / 72.3 lb·ft @ 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 116 km/h / 72 mph / 72 mph top speed

4-door
5-seat
S6 12v 2.2L SOHC M-4
53.7 kW / 72.0 hp / 72.0 hp        
   

Wolseley 6/80 (1948)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2215 cm3 / 135.2 cu in / 135.2 cu in, 53.7 kW / 72.0 hp / 72.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 130 km/h / 81 mph / 81 mph top speed

4-door
5-seat
S6 12v 2.6L OHV M-4
68.6 kW / 92.0 hp / 92.0 hp  183.0 N·m / 135.0 lb·ft / 135.0 lb·ft
   

Wolseley 6/90 (1954)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2639 cm3 / 161.0 cu in / 161.0 cu in, 68.6 kW / 92.0 hp / 92.0 hp @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, 183.0 N·m / 135.0 lb·ft / 135.0 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 154 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph top speed

4-door
5-seat
S6 12v 2.9L OHV OD-3
76.4 kW / 102.5 hp / 102.5 hp  214.0 N·m / 157.8 lb·ft / 157.8 lb·ft
   

Wolseley 6/99 (1959)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2912 cm3 / 177.7 cu in / 177.7 cu in, 76.4 kW / 102.5 hp / 102.5 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 214.0 N·m / 157.8 lb·ft / 157.8 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual with overdrive 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

2-door
5-seat
S4 8v 0.8L OHV M-4
25.4 kW / 34.1 hp / 34.1 hp  60.0 N·m / 44.3 lb·ft / 44.3 lb·ft
   

Wolseley Hornet (1963)

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 848 cm3 / 51.7 cu in / 51.7 cu in, 25.4 kW / 34.1 hp / 34.1 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 60.0 N·m / 44.3 lb·ft / 44.3 lb·ft @ 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm / 2900 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 116 km/h / 72 mph / 72 mph top speed

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