1958 Wolseley 15/50

Sold: £5,500

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Manufacturer:  Wolseley
First Registered:  1958
Model:  15/50
Registration No:  GVS 964
Mileometer:  57,170
Chassis No:  TAA139643
MOT:  Exempt
Colour:  Grey

The Wolseley 15-50 was an updated version of the Wolseley 4/44. The main change was the engine; the 4/44 used a pre BMC Morris XPA unit and after the MG TF stopped production it was the only car still fitted with it. To rationalise production the 15/50 was launched with the BMC B-series engine fitted. Much of the design was shared with the MG Magnette. Unlike the MG, the 15/50 engine had only a single SU carburettor so the power output was slightly less at 55 bhp (41 kW) at 4400 rpm. Unlike the 4/44, the 15/50 had a floor gear change. 

The construction was monocoque with independent suspension at the front by coil springs and a live rear axle with semi elliptic leaf springs. The steering was rack and pinion and Lockheed brakes were fitted with 9 in (230 mm) drums all round. In keeping with the up-market positioning of the Wolseley brand the car had upmarket trim with polished walnut dashboard and door cappings and leather seats and a traditional Wolseley radiator grille with illuminated badge. The individual front seats were placed very closely together to allow the car to be used as a six-seater albeit marginal but it was usually sold as a four seater. The handbrake lever was under the dash and a heater was fitted as standard.

This 1958 Wolseley 15-50 is described by the vendor as a very solid example that runs and drives well. The interior is in need of a little TLC but the leather is good and original with a lovely patina, and  presents very well overall. The bodywork is good but the grey paintwork is a bit tired with some micro blistering, but is still very useable and looks good from 2 meters. The chrome work is also very presentable, making this a very useable rolling restoration or keep as an original unmolested example. This car has covered only 2,380 miles since April 2006, as shown on the DVLA  MoT checker, and on a 1992 MoT the mileage was 50,211, which means it has covered just 7,000 miles in 30 years.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

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