Wolseley 15/60 specification
Produced: Cowley, 1958-61. 24,579 cars built.
General layout: Unit-construction, pressed-steel body-chassis structure in 4-seater, 4-door saloon car style. Front-mounted engine driving rear wheels.
Engine and transmission: BMC B-Series engine, 4-cylinder, ohv, in-line. 1,489cc, 73.02 x 88.9mm, 52bhp at 4,350rpm; 82lb ft at 2,100rpm; 4-speed gearbox, no synchromesh on 1st gear; centre-floor gear-change; live (beam) rear axle with hypoid-bevel final drive.
Chassis: Independent front suspension, coil springs and wishbones. Cam-and-lever steering. Rear suspension by half-elliptic leaf springs. Front and rear drum brakes; 5.90-14in tyres.
Dimensions: Wheelbase 8ft 3.25in; front track 4ft 0.87in; rear track 4ft 1.87in; length 14ft 10in; width 5ft 3.5in; height 4ft 11in. Unladen weight (approx) 2,473lb.
Distinguishing features from previous model: Entirely different car compared with 15/50 model, bearing family resemblance to other related Farina-styled models.
Typical performance: Maximum speed 77mph; 0-60mph 24.3sec; standing 1/4-mile 22.6sec; overall fuel consumption 28mpg.
Launch Price: £991
Derivatives: The 16/60 of 1961 was a further developed version of the 15/50. All other B-Series 'Farinas' were closely related.
Fate: Discontinued in 1961 in favour of the updated 16/60 model.
Trivia fact: Wolseley 15/60: The first of the BMC farina models to be announced, in December 1958.
Source: "The Cars of BMC" - Graham Robson (Motor Racing Publications, 1987)