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1957 Wolseley1500 Series 1 "Timewarp Example", 2 Owners, 54k Miles Heritage Cert

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Car location: Bristol, United Kingdom
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Manufacturer: Wolseley
Model: 1500 Series 1
Year: 1957
Type: Saloon
Doors: 4
Color: Grampian Grey
Mileage: 54384
Seats: 4
Engine: 1498
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1957 Wolseley1500 Series 1 "Timewarp Example", 2 Owners, 54k Miles Heritage Cert for sale

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1957 Wolseley1500 Series 1
  • 1957 Wolseley1500 Series 1
  • 1957 Wolseley1500 Series 1
  • 1957 Wolseley1500 Series 1
  • 1957 Wolseley1500 Series 1
  • 1957 Wolseley1500 Series 1
  • 1957 Wolseley1500 Series 1
  • 1957 Wolseley1500 Series 1
  • 1957 Wolseley1500 Series 1
  • 1957 Wolseley1500 Series 1
  • 1957 Wolseley1500 Series 1
  • 1957 Wolseley1500 Series 1
  • 1957 Wolseley1500 Series 1

1957 Wolseley 1500 Series 1 Saloon

"Timewarp Example"

Two owners from new; last owner 42 years

54,384 miles only from new

Fisher Ludlow body Birmingham build # 7836

Original Reg number SVB 757 on 1st Jan 1958

BMC Heritage Certificate

Large history file with old tax discs. service invoices  etc

(Now Tax & MOT exempt)

Original bolted front steel outer & inner wings

No rust in doors& original metalwork

Totally original under bonnet & boot (see pics)

Red/white two tone interior & original woodwork/instruments.

Recent new matching carpet set

Seats could be refurbished/connolised but not torn

All good chrome incl bumpers & grille

Excellent mechanically - original "B" Series engine & gearbox

Good battery, tyres & exhaust. Recent SU fuel pump

Spares readily available and very economical (30 mpg)

Starts first time & runs/drives very well

Excellent "starter classic" with room for some improvements

Must be one of only a few Series 1 models still extant

Original Wolseley front grill badge with light & AA badge

Note seat belts never fitted and not mandatory due to age

Available for viewing any time

Please call 07890948758 for appointment to view

Conveniently located east side of Bristol

Delivery can be arranged at cost

Model details below TheRiley One-Point-Fiveand similarWolseley 1500areautomobileswhich were produced byRileyandWolseleyrespectively from 1957 to 1965. They utilised theMorris Minorfloorpan, suspension and steering but were fitted with the larger 1,489 cc (90.9 cu in)B-Series engineandMG Magnettegearbox. The two models were differentiated by nearly 20 hp (15 kW), the Riley having twinSU carburettorsgiving it the more power at 68 hp (50 kW). The Wolseley was released in April 1957 and the Riley was launched in November, directly after the 1957London Motor Show.[5][6]

The Series II was released in May 1960. The most notable external difference was the hidden boot and bonnet hinges. Interior storage was improved with the fitting of a full width parcel shelf directly beneath the fascia.[6]

The Series III was introduced in October 1961, featuring revisions to the grille and rear lights.

In October 1962 the cars received the more robust crank, bearing and other details of the larger 1,622 cc unit now being fitted in theAustin Cambridgeand its "Farina" styled clones. Unlike the Farina models, however, the Wolseley 1500 and Riley One-Point-Five retained the 1,489cc engine size with which they had been launched back in 1957.[6] Production ended in 1965

The One-Point-Five and its 1500 sibling had a number of differences, with the Wolseley generally being the less well-equipped model:

Engine - The Riley benefited from twin 1½ inch SU H4 carburettors while the Wolseley was fitted with a single 1¼ inch SU carburettor. The cylinder head on the Riley was also slightly sportier to help with the power increase.Exterior - The front panel and grille looks similar on both cars, but is different. The stainless trim along the side of the cars is also different.Interior - Both cars received wooden dashboards. While the Riley had a full complement of gauges (speedometer, tachometer, and temp/oil/fuel) placed directly in front of the driver, the Wolseley made do with only the speedometer and temp/oil/fuel gauges, which were placed in the centre of the dashboard. Brakes - The Riley was equipped with a larger Girling braking system, while the Wolseley received a smaller Lockheed system. The Girling brakes on the Riley One-Point-Five were often sought out by Morris Minor owners looking a way to upgrade their brakes.

Performance[edit]

A Wolseley 1500 was tested by the British magazineThe Motorin 1957. It was found to have a top speed of 76.7 mph (123.4 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 24.8 seconds. A fuel consumption of 36.6 miles per imperial gallon (7.7 L/100 km; 30.5 mpg‑US) was recorded. The test car cost £758 including taxes of £253.[4]

A Riley One-Point-Five was tested by the British magazineThe Motorin 1961. It was found to have a top speed of 82.4 mph (132.6 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 18.9 seconds. A fuel consumption of 29.8 miles per imperial gallon (9.5 L/100 km; 24.8 mpg‑US) was recorded. The test car cost £815 including taxes of £240.[8]

In its day, the Riley was successfully raced and rallied and can still be seen today in historical sporting event

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