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1948-54. 25,281 made.
1950 WOLSELEY SIX-EIGHTY SALOON
The larger Wolseley model, the Six-Eighty, has a six-cylinder engine with twin carburettors, as against the four cylinders and single carburettor of the Four-Fifty model. Both engines are similar in design, permitting standardisation of their essentials and thus promoting production.
The interior appointments are in the best modern style and include a heater, fitted under the forward parcel shelf and controlled by a rheostat on the instrument panel. De-misting air ducts are built in below the windscreen and are connected to the heater. Provision is made for a radio receiver, which can be fitted as an optional extra.
Both the Six-Eighty and Four-Fifty models are worthy successors in the Wolseley tradition and their slim elegance, combined with sound engineering qualities, give them a distinct air of superiority in their class.
ENGINE. Type: 2.25-litre. Cylinders: 6. Bore X Stroke: 73.5 mm. X 87 mm. Compression ratio: 7 to 1. Maximum b.h.p.: 72 at 4,600 r.p.m. Rating: 20 h.p.
PERFORMANCE. Maximum speed in excess of 75 m.p.h.
DIMENSIONS. Length: 14 ft. 9 ins. Height: 5 ft. 3 ins. Width: 5 ft. 6 ins. Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2 ins. Track: 4 ft. 5 ins. Weight: 2,688 lbs. Fuel capacity: 12 gallons. Tyre size: 6.00 X 15.
BRAKES. Lockheed Hydraulic.
PRICE. £600 plus £167.8.4 Purchase Tax. Total: £767.8.4.