WOLSELEY 1300 £993 (incl P.T.)
If you like the BMC 1300 concept, but want an out-of-the-pack car, you go for the Wolseley version with its extra luxury treatment and one-upmanship appearance. The traditional Wolseley radiator grille, still with a badge that is illuminated at night, sets the pattern and the interior confirms that you have moved up a grade. Under the skin, of course, it is pure Austin, with single-carburettor version of the 1275 c.c. engine and Hydrolastic suspension. There is an excellent AP automatic gearbox as an alternative to the standard transmission.
WOLSELEY 18/85 Mk 2
£1,379 (incl. P.T.)
'S': £1,442 (incl. P.T.)
This parallels the Wolseley 1300 in being a luxury version of a car in the Austin-Morris range for motorists who like the basic idea but are prepared to pay a bit more for extra luxury. It is the most expensive of British Leyland's front-wheel-drive cars and for your money you get walnut cappings, sumptuous seats and a general air of quiet refinement. Mechanically, the 18/85 is identical to the 1800 saloons, with transverse engine driving the front wheels, Hydrolastic suspension and the option of an 'S' version of the engine if you want to try for 100 m.p.h.