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Wolseley 6/80 Tyres
- The Wolseley 6-80 came fitted with crossply 600 - 15 Tyres. The only tyres in this size are Dunlop Racing tyres; the 6.00 x 15 R5 Dunlop Racing could be fitted, but we would not recommend this tyre for none racers driving on the road.
- We would instead suggest fitting a radial tyre; the 180 HR 15 Michelin XAS is recommended by Longstone Tyres.
- The 180 HR 15 Michelin XAS was designed with the initially wandery Citroen DS in mind; an asymmetric tyre that diminishes the wandering effect and gives brilliant directional stability perfect for the 6/80 Wolseley on todays faster roads.
- For these tyres we recommend the Michelin 15E inner tube.
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History of the Wolseley 6/80
Built between 1948-1954, the Wolseley 4/50 & Wolseley 6/80 were the company's first automobiles post World War Two and based heavily on the Morris Oxford and Morris Six. The 4/50 used a 4-cylinder version of the 6/80 engine and was more upmarket and expensive than the Morris Oxford it was based upon. The Wolseley 6/80 was famous as a British police car, having a longer body compounded with larger brakes and engines.
British publication The Motor tested a 6/80 In 1951, it had a maximum speed of 85.3 mph and a 0–60 mph acceleration time of 21.4 seconds. The fuel usage was 21.8 miles per imperial gallon. The test vehicle cost £767 incl. taxes. On a windy day a few years ago, an Autocar magazine road test of an apparently equivalent car attained a top speed of only 78.5 mph and significantly slower acceleration.