Wolseley 16/60 Review from Netherlands

1968 Wolseley 16/60 1.6 petrol engine

Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership1977
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol engine Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance325000 kilometres
Previous carRover - Austin Allegro




The only unexpected brake down was caused by worn breaker points of the fuel pump.

In 2001, due to unleaded petrol, I had one burnt valve.

Hence I reconditioned the cylinder head and converted it into unleaded.

General Comments:

For nowadays traffic the car is a bit slow, but it runs very economical, on average 8 liters per 100 km.

Compared with cars of its period it's not bad at all. Handling and speed is better than for e.g. an Opel Rekord 1700 or a Mercedes 200.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2003

17th Nov 2007, 12:57

Hi. I would like to know where I can get back lights for a Wolseley 16/60. If you know please let me know. Thank you.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review