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1952 Wolseley 6/80

1952 Wolseley 6/80 in Doctor Who, TV Series, 2005-2016 IMDB Ep. 2.07

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1952 Wolseley 6/80

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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antp BE

2008-05-04 16:13

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dvla info for PVJ 601:

Date of Liability 01 01 2009
Date of First Registration 22 07 1952
Year of Manufacture Not Available
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 2215CC

chris40 UK

2008-05-04 16:33

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Wolseley 6/80. Much loved of police forces, notably the Met; motorists used to tremble at the sight of black 6/80s ... :)

john from Staffs EN

2008-05-30 15:09

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Unless they were driving a Ford Pilot, when the 6/80 would be left for dead. I see the 6/80 in the picture is burning oil, what a surprise, they got through valve guides faster than they used Castrol XXL.

mauriceoxford UK

2011-03-30 21:50

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Morris 1000 Tourer in the background?

Terra US

2015-02-18 03:01

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Davey Sprocket AU

2016-04-12 12:03

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The Wolseley six eighty which had much smaller engine would easily leave the any Ford pilot for dead even with burnt exhaust valves. With a good driver they would clean up the majority of cars up to the late sixties. I owned one for many years and the first common car to come into production that out did the old 6/80 was the Valiant about 1968.
I soon fixed that by uping the compression to 8 to 1 and fitting some much larger SU carbys nothing common could touch it then till the mid eighties.
The engine was a good design for the time very efficient and smooth running all the way over 6000RPM. As for valve guides wearing out that is not true as I polished the bit sticking into the port completely away and still the guides did not show any wear when I set the tappets every 6000miles.
The one weakness that is always mentioned is the short exhaust valve life. Yes the engine was so smooth at 80mph and your foot was only part on the throttle most people thought all was ok but a slight incline that small engine was working hard so valves did burn on many mianly due to the fact very few adjusted the valves every 6000 miles. I found the exhaust valve clearance would tighten up as much as 3 thou in this time the inlets less than half so if left unadjusted for say 20000 miles the exhaust valves would then have only a few thou of clearance left and would burn very quickly. There are few examples that had done from 30,000 miles to over a 100,000 miles and still have perfect compression with the heads never been removed. These cars would have been properly serviced and never driven at high speed for any length of time.
I only sold mine because of moving to a different location there was no weather protection and the weather was doing a lot of damage so I sold it to someone before it became a complete wreck body wise.
They were a car ahead of there time and still look a smart looking car. I would love to have one again today and do plan to get another one day. They were a joy to drive and had to be the best car I have ever driven on a long trip. I did many of these between Adelaide and Brisbane this trip use to only take 24 hours in the 6/80. You would be hard pressed to do that today in any car.

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