Wolseley 6/110 Review

1967 Wolseley 6/110 Mark 2 2.9L petrol from South Africa

Year of manufacture1967
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.9L petrol Semi-Automatic
Distance when acquired250000 miles
Most recent distance310000 miles
Previous carLeyland 6/110 Mark 1

Summary:

Best car ever built

Faults:

The fuel pump points kept failing, until I replaced the pump.

The car itself was a ruin when bought; a shadow of its former self.

Interior, other than headliner, dashboard (badly cracked) and seats, was non existent, and the paint work out was terrible.

Even with a galvanized body, decades of allowing leaves to block rain channels badly rotted the body, although body work was so good welding her back was no problem.

General Comments:

Every single mechanical part of that car could be repaired without huge expense.

She had an extra gear on everyone, except first.

When put back to good order, she never sputtered once.

Towed many cars 35+ years younger, many times!

A joy to drive, more torque than a tractor!

Happily cruised at 90mph.

And most importantly, she saved my brother and his three young children. I had given him the car when I immigrated; it was raining, a drunk driver failed to stop, and my brother swerved. The emergency services were amazed that it cut a concrete bollard in half at 50mph and no one was harmed, and he drove the car from the accident!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2007

5th Aug 2008, 21:42

I had a 6/99 and I agree, these things are SOLID. It was like driving around in an armchair. Sadly because of their tank like build they often get used for demolition derbys, instead of being restored back to their former glory.