Our video this week is from deep in the vaults for something a little more esoteric – a brief history of the Morris Oxford and Wolseley Fifteen-hundred. These fantastic old cars were two of the stalwarts of the British automotive industry in their day.
The Morris Oxford is a series of car models produced by Morris Motors in many different forms. Although the name was used from the 1913 bullnose Oxford to the Farina Oxfords V and VI of the 70s, the cars being referred to in this video are the models produced from 1948 and up until 1959.
The Wolseley 1500 was first introduced in 1957. The Wolseley 1500 was produced at Longbridge with a detuned version of the ‘B’ Series engine and introduced at the London Motor Show. An interesting point to note is that for the Republic of Ireland market, a total of 110 cars were produced with the 1.2 litre B-Series engine. The Mk I changed little in the three years of production before it was supplanted by the Mk II version in May 1960.
Those interested in the Wolseley models would do well to check out the Wolseley Owners Club.