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''Marque:'' [[Wolseley]] | ''Successor:'' [[Princess]]
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''Marque:'' [[Wolseley]] | ''Successor:'' [[Princess (1975–8)]]
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''q.v.'' [[Austin 1800, 2200 (1975)]], [[Morris 1800, 2200 (1975)]]

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Wolseley. March–September 1975 (prod. 19,137). 4-door saloon. F/F, 2226 cm³ (6 cyl.). Most luxurious variant of the British Leyland Diablo or 18-22 range, differentiated by raised bonnet, subtle chrome grille and full-width ‘Wolseley’ strip on boot. Exceptionally roomy car thanks to its wedge shape and front-wheel drive configuration, though styling divides opinions. Average to poor performance recorded at the time, hampered by bad press. A fleet of Wolseleys (no model name here) was used to ferry politicians in London. Final car with Wolseley brand; the range was absorbed into the Princess (or Leyland Princess) range within mere months.


Manufacturing locations: Longbridge, England

Marque: Wolseley | Successor: Princess (1975–8)


q.v. Austin 1800, 2200 (1975), Morris 1800, 2200 (1975)





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