1956-1958, 12353 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
In 1956 the 15/50 arrived to replace the under-powered 4/44 which had preceded it. The 4/44 had used a detuned MG "T" Series engine and likewise 15/50 used a detuned B-Series engine borrowed from the similar looking MG Magnette. Despite its single SU carburettor the 15/50 managed to provide reasonable performance suitable for its roll as a mid-range model.
The Wolseley 15/50 had a four-speed floor-change transmission. The column-change was fitted to the identically-bodied Wolseley 4/44. The 2-pedal "Manumatic"
transmission was only offered for a short time during the 15/50s production run an option also available on other Nuffeild saloons. The 15/50 was certainly a good looking four door saloon and came with all of the usual Wolseley trimmings. Production ended in 1958 with the arrival of the new Farina 15/60. Practical Classics November 2009 - Featuring Buyers Guide Wolseley 4/44 & 15/50. Click Here to view in our shop.
|1489cc||S4 OHV||BMC B-Series||73.025mm x 89mm|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|78 mph||29.8 s||29 mpg|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|17||Wolseley 15/50||BCA||28 Nov 2006||-||£4676.00|
|621||1958 WOLSELEY 15/50 FOUR DOOR SALOON||Christies||1 Jul 2005||£1880.00||-|
|941||Wolseley 15/50 Saloon||Cheffins||12 Jun 2004||£1325.00||-|
|482||Wolseley 15/50 Saloon (1957)||Brooks||3 Oct 1998||-||£4140.00|
|005||Wolseley 15/50 (1958)||Parkes||18 Apr 1998||£1600.00||-|
|036||Wolseley 15/50 (1958)||BCA||2 Jun 1997||Not sold|
|312||Wolseley 15/50 Saloon (1957)||Brooks||15 Oct 1996||-||£1552.00|
|904||Wolseley 15/50 Saloon (1957)||Brooks||28 Oct 1995||£1600.00||-|
|015||Wolseley 15/50 (1957)||Christies||11 Sep 1993||£1100.00||-|
Buying Guide - Wolseley 4/44 & 15/50 (1952-1958)
|Publication||Practical Classics November 2009|
|Buying Guide - Wolseley 4/44 & 15/50- Frugal Fifties saloons for people with a taste for style and comfort.|
Buyer's Guide Express - Wolseley 4/44 & 15/50
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 8 December 2010|
|Buyer's Guide Express - Wolseley 4/44 & 15/50 - Wrongly overshadowed by their MG badged cousins for many years, the Wolseley 4/44 and later 15/50 are great classic buys in themselves, reckons NICK LARKIN.|
The enemies within
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car November 2010|
|The enemies within - There was a logic behind BMC's competing B-series saloons, says Jon Pressnell, but which is best - Wolseley 15/50, Morris Oxford or Austin Cambridge?|