1967-1972, 35597 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
In 1967 BMC added the Wolseley 18/85 to its well designed, 1800 "Landcrab" range. Unusually for BMC the new cars were only built in Austin/Morris and Wolseley trim, they managed to resist offering identical Riley and MG variants. The 18/85 used the same 1800 B-series engine as the rest of the range, however a 96bhp, twin carb "S" version joined the line-up in 1969 along with the MkII version of the standard car.
The MkI 18/85 had its own unique rear lamps to help distinguish it from the Austin/Morris cars along with the traditional Wolseley grille. Options available on the 18/85 included reclining front seats and automatic transmission, complete with dashboard mounted gear change. The 18/85 remained in production until 1972 when it was replaced by the larger engined 2200 model.
|1798cc||S4 OHV||BMC B-Series||80.26mm x 89mm|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|97 mph||15.2 s||23 mpg|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|Unknown||Wolseley 18/85 AUTOMATIC||Anglia Car Auctions||22 Jan 2011||£850.00||-|
|213||Wolseley 18/85 (1970)||RTS Auctions Ltd||17 Jun 2001||£400.00||-|
|202||Wolseley 18/85 (1968)||RTS Auctions Ltd||20 Jun 1999||£825.00||-|
|205||Wolseley 18/85 (1971)||RTS Auctions Ltd||18 May 1997||£1100.00||-|
|229||Wolseley 18/85 (1971)||RTS Auctions Ltd||9 Mar 1997||£525.00||-|
|207||Wolseley 18/85 (1970)||Christies||14 May 1994||£480.00||-|
|087||Wolseley 18/85 MKII (1967)||ADT||7 Dec 1993||Not sold|
|Publication||Classic Cars October 2002|
|Middle Crass. Ford, Humber, Vauxhall and Wolseley were once the choice of middle class Britain. Now two are dead and two are struggling, Where did they go wrong?|
|Publication||Classic Car Mart July 2006|
|Luxury Landcrab! - Tester Wilson comes to share its owner's enthusiasm for the unfashionable car that designer Alex Issigonis said he was 'most proud of', the Wolseley 18/85 Mk II.|