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Dream Car

The picture dates back to 2007 but the car dates back to 1957

 

The Riley One-Point-Five and similar Wolseley 1500 are automobiles which were produced by Riley and Wolseley respectively from 1957 to 1965. They utilised the Morris Minor floorpan, suspension and steering but were fitted with the larger 1,489 cc (90.9 cu in) B-Series engine and MG Magnette gearbox. The two models were differentiated by nearly 20 hp (15 kW), the Riley having twin SU carburettors giving it the more power at 68 hp (50 kW). The Wolseley was released in April 1957 and the Riley was launched in November, directly after the 1957 London Motor Show.

The Series II was released in May 1960. The most notable external difference was the hidden boot and bonnet hinges. Interior storage was improved with the fitting of a full width parcel shelf directly beneath the fascia.

The Series III was introduced in October 1961, featuring revisions to the grille and rear lights.

In October 1962 the cars received the more robust crank, bearing and other details of the larger 1,622 cc unit now being fitted in the Austin Cambridge and its "Farina" styled clones. Unlike the Farina models, however, the Wolseley 1500 and Riley One-Point-Five retained the 1,489cc engine size with which they had been launched back in 1957.[6]

Production ended in 1965 with 39,568 Rileys and 103,394 Wolseleys made.

 

When you think that the Ford cortina came out in 1962 this must have seemed horribly outdated. It was, and how it staggered on for another 3 years is a mystery 

Dream Car

The picture dates back to 2007 but the car dates back to 1957

 

The Riley One-Point-Five and similar Wolseley 1500 are automobiles which were produced by Riley and Wolseley respectively from 1957 to 1965. They utilised the Morris Minor floorpan, suspension and steering but were fitted with the larger 1,489 cc (90.9 cu in) B-Series engine and MG Magnette gearbox. The two models were differentiated by nearly 20 hp (15 kW), the Riley having twin SU carburettors giving it the more power at 68 hp (50 kW). The Wolseley was released in April 1957 and the Riley was launched in November, directly after the 1957 London Motor Show.

The Series II was released in May 1960. The most notable external difference was the hidden boot and bonnet hinges. Interior storage was improved with the fitting of a full width parcel shelf directly beneath the fascia.

The Series III was introduced in October 1961, featuring revisions to the grille and rear lights.

In October 1962 the cars received the more robust crank, bearing and other details of the larger 1,622 cc unit now being fitted in the Austin Cambridge and its "Farina" styled clones. Unlike the Farina models, however, the Wolseley 1500 and Riley One-Point-Five retained the 1,489cc engine size with which they had been launched back in 1957.[6]

Production ended in 1965 with 39,568 Rileys and 103,394 Wolseleys made.

 

When you think that the Ford cortina came out in 1962 this must have seemed horribly outdated. It was, and how it staggered on for another 3 years is a mystery 

comments (7)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Jul 2019, 01:44
The Brits made fine cars in that Era, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Well some of them were but a lot were not!
Je trouve que cette voiture a beaucoup de classe.
Bill Phillips: It is a very British car smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Jul 2019, 06:44
Looking at this gives me a certain frisson of nostalgia. But the problem with these cars is they were never developed and refined to constantly get better. Haven't seen one for years now..
Bill Phillips: There was simply no real investment in the 50s and 60s ...or even the 70s. They soldiered on with the A series engine years after it was obsolete and when the Japanese invasion began it was too late
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Jul 2019, 07:39
You have very good knowledge about cars!
Bill Phillips: I used to love cars....I still have an interest in them but I don't enjoy driving much anymore
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : Where the sun rises first in England
  • 28 Jul 2019, 09:22
I had a Riley Kestrel once. Two tones with twin carbs.
Bill Phillips: I had a Morris 1300 because I am not as posh as you are
It is a fine looking car even though I agree with you that they weren't developed in the way the competition did with their models. I can, though, sense the lovely smell of the leather interior as one opens the door to get in on a warm day. For some years we had one of those enormous Morris 1800's, often called the 'Land Crab', it was good when the children were small because of carrying pushchairs and suchlike about. I saw one at a garage selling classic cars a while back, no I wasn't tempted smile
Bill Phillips: I had one of them too. Every journey was an adventure as I was never convinced it wouldn't break down. Had it ben built properly it could have been a great car. So much space inside!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 30 Jul 2019, 01:34
it's quite a beauty

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