1958-1961, 24579 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
In 1958 BMC took the unusual step of launching the first, of what would soon be its core model range, as a Wolseley. The new range would soon include Austin/Morris/MG and Riley versions, all using variations of the same B-Series engine and Farina styled bodies. The new Wolseley carried the unexciting name of 15/60, which understated its important arrival somewhat.
The 15/60 had its own unique styling features which included substantial rear wing "fins" and the traditional front grille complete with illuminated badge. Inside the interior had an attractive wood dash and leather seats. The 15/60 stayed in production until 1961 when the 16/60 took over.
|1489cc||S4 OHV||BMC B-Series||73.025mm x 89mm|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|77 mph||24.3 s||31 mpg|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|Unknown||Wolseley 15/60 (1959)||AMA||17 May 1999||Not sold|
|533||Wolseley 15/60 Saloon (1960)||Thimbleby & Shorland||17 Oct 1998||£1750.00||-|
|241||Wolseley 15/60 Saloon (1958)||RTS Auctions Ltd||3 Mar 1996||£1225.00||-|
|012||Wolseley 15/60 Saloon (1959)||ADT||12 Jun 1995||£1300.00||-|
|070||Wolseley 15/60 (1960)||ADT||21 Feb 1994||£120.00||-|
Road Test - Super saloon
|Publication||Classic Car Mart Spring 2008|
|Road Test - Super saloon- From its aluminium painted underside to its many period details, this well-loved 1959 Farina Wolseley 15/60 us a surprisingly satisfying saloon.|
Buying Power - BMC Farinas 1958-71
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 28th April 2004|
|Buying Power - BMC Farinas 1958-71 - Solid, reliable, but just not terribly exciting, the Farinas were the mainstay of the BMC mid-sized feet during the Sixties. RICHARD GUNN looks at buying one.|