1965-1968, 17397 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
In 1965 BMC added Wolseley and Riley versions of the popular 1100 to its range, these cars formed the upper part of the ever growing 1100 range. The Wolseley 1100 shared its 1098cc A-Series engine with both the Riley and MG 1100 variants, in this twin carb format the engine produced 55bhp resulting in good performance figures for a small saloon.
Like all other cars the Wolseley 1100 made use of the east-west transverse engine layout and hydralastic suspension which gave a smooth ride. The Wolseley came loaded with all of the usual "extras" including two-tone paint, wood dashboard and a illuminated Wolseley grille badge!. The Wolseley 1100 was replaced by the more powerful 1300 in 1967.
|1098cc||S4 OHV||BMC A-Series||62.93mm x 83.72mm|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|84 mph||26 mpg|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|225A||Wolseley 1100 Saloon (1965)||Sothebys||8 May 1995||£3200.00||-|
Group Test: BMC Saloons - Morris 1100, Austin 1100, MG 1300, Wolseley 1100, Riley 1100, Vanden Plas Princess 1100.
|Publication||Practical Classics Spring 2006|
A Badge For Every Market. Was BMC's 1100 saloon a great idea or a rubbish marketing ploy? Andrew Roberts Finds Out. Morris 1100, Austin 1100, MG 1300, Wolseley 1100, Riley 1100, Vanden Plas Princess 1100.
Buying Power - BMC/BL 1100/1300
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 14 July 2005|
|Buying Power - BMC/BL 1100/1300 - BMC and BL badge engineering ran amok on the much-loved 1100/1300 range of the Sixties and Seventies. RICHARD GUNN unravels the various marques and tells you what to look for when buying.|