1938 Wolsely 18/85 Specs

Wolsely

Wolsely

Quick Facts

Price (when new): 782

Production Total: 8213

Build Start: 1938

Last on sale: 1948

Drive System:

Available in other variants

Another large pre-war Wolseley that re-emerged after the end of the war was the 18/85. Practically identical to the 14/60, it justified its higher price by having a bigger 2322cc six-cylinder engine. With 85bhp available, performance was good and it became well-known as a police car. A novel feature was the ‘Nightpass’ lights, an anti-dazzle, dipped head and driving lamp arrangement. The 18/85’s bulletproof reputation was well-justified; one managed to break the London to Cape Town record despite falling 30-foot off a bridge in the Congo. Now that’s build quality...

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Specifications

General
1938
1948
18/85
Dimensions
1422kg
1676mm
4369mm
2654mm
1702mm
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Performance
25.4s
2
75mph
85bhp
Prices
€782
€862
€2300
€4600
€6037
Other
8213

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