1948-1954, 25281 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Wolseley announced its most important model, the 6/80, in 1948 alongside the other similar looking cars in the new 1948 Nuffield range. The 6/80 shared its body with the Morris Six, a car which maybe due to its bland appearance, failed to capture the buying public imagination.
Power for the 6/80 came in the form of a 2215cc, 72bhp six cylinder engine, complete with twin SU carbs and a four speed gearbox (which used a column change) altogether this package produced lively performance figures by late 40's standards!. The 6/80 soon became famous for its reliable service as a front line Police patrol car, these large, powerful cars served in this glamorous role for many years.
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|81 mph||24.4 s||20 mpg|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|363a||Wolseley 6/80||Historics at Brooklands||22 Oct 2011||-||£672.00|
|097||Wolseley 6/80 Saloon||Reeman Dansie Auctions||23 Oct 2004||Not sold|
|044||Wolseley 6/80 (1955)||Christies||11 Sep 1993||£420.00||-|
Buying power - Wolseley 6/80 and Morris Six
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 26 June 2008|
|Buying Power - Volkswagen Golf MK1- "Now N5 to 2GW, message from information Room begins: Intercept blue Hillman drophead, registration..." More than just badge-engineered family saloons. these former star players in British law-keeping history keep thei loyal owners interested for years - and the exhaust note is just great! writes Jeremy Satherley.|
On Your Marques - The 6/80 & MO Club
|Publication||Classic Motor Monthly January 2006|
|On Your Marques - The 6/80 & MO Club - "On your marques - Club Call!" is our feature in which we spotlight the nation's enthusiasts vehicle clubs - if you want your club in "Club Call!", write peter Cahill at CMM. This month, "Club Call!" looks at the 6/80 AND MO CLUB.|
Scales of justice
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car November 2005|
|Scales of justice - Few cars are as synonymous with law enforcement as the Wolseley 6/80 and Citroen's Traction. Andrew Roberts has them both under surveillance.|