1938 Wolsely 18/85

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1938 Wolsely 18/85

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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
  • 4369mm
  • 1676mm
  • 1422kg
  • 1702mm
  • 2654mm
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Performance
  • 25.4s
  • 85bhp
  • 75mph
  • 2
Prices
  • €782
Other
  • 8213

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