1965 Wolseley 24/80 (Sold)

Mileage 92815
Engine 2433cc - 6 Cylinder
Rego S496 CNI
The 6 cylinder Wolseley 24/80 sedan and station wagon (also sold under the Austin name) was based on the British four-cylinder Wolseley 15/60 model, and was released in April 1962. These cars were developed by BMC Australia to counter the growing popularity of the new 6 cylinder rivals from the US, namely the Holden and Falcon The car was in most respects identical to the contemporary Austin Freeway, but employed different frontal treatment in order to maximise the perceived differences between the cars and therefore, it was hoped, attract additional buyers away from the competition. This reflected BMC's enthusiasm for badge engineering in the 1950s and 1960s. BMC had determined that Australia deserved (in fact needed) a larger displacement engine. While their cars were near identical to those sold in the UK, the Australian cars had the B Series 1622cc engine fitted 2 years prior to their UK cousins, who had to make do with the 1489cc motor. Rather than design an entirely new 6 cylinder motor, BMC simply added an extra two cylinders on the existing 1622cc engine - bringing the capacity to 2433cc and developing 80 bhp. The engine, dubbed the "Blue Streak", was then coupled to an adaptation of the Metropolitan 3 speed gearbox, with synchromesh on the upper two ratios and a steering column gearchange. This particular 24/80 appears to be a very original car. Our mechanical report confirms its a good tidy example but certainly not new. Its been well maintained over its life hence why its still on the road today. Has your standard classic english oil displacement. Comes with a workshop manual which is a bonus. Contact Ben Finnis for more details - 0411 744 190 -Finance available -Door to door transport available -All cars inspected by our fully trained mechanics.         Over 50 x Classics in stock and more arriving daily . Go to http://www.collectableclassiccars.com.au MORE CLASSIC CARS WANTED. CONTACT BEN FINNIS Collectable Classic Cars & Bikes - Strathalbyn SA Est 1989