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117  Wolseley 1500 first series (57-59) | by Robert Knight
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117 Wolseley 1500 first series (57-59)

Wolseley 1500 (1957-65) Introduced in 1957 along with the simular Riley One Point Five.7. During production there were two updates but throughout both cars had only a 1489cc B series engine (With the exception of Ireland where a 1200 was available) Wolseley single SU carb giving 48 bhp against 68 of the twin carb Rileys The floorpan, steering andsuspension were Morris Minor sourced. While the engine was MG Magnette. A 1957 Motor magazine test gave figures of: 76.7 mph, 0-60 time of 24.8 and fuel economy of 36.6 Cost £758 (including £253 tax) various Wolseley production figures of between 100,832 to 103,394 quoted the possible discrepancy may be an inclusion of the Irish Wolseley 1200.SEE PHOTOSTREAM FOR DETAIL OF Mk.2 AND Mk.3. Shot at Wolseley International Rally, Hawksyard Priory, Rugeley 15.08.09 ref. 44-117

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Taken on August 15, 2009