The Wolseley was available only with the 2,227cc plant, and Six served as the replacement for both the 18/85 and, belatedly, the RWD Austin 3-Litre. It was also the first six-cylinder Wolseley since the demise of the 6/110 Mk.II in 1968. And in terms of rivals, the Six looked far more offbeat than the Rover 2000 or the Triumph 2000 Mk II, was far less flamboyant than a Vauxhall VX 4/90 FE and more low-key than a Ford Granada 2500 Mk. I. The Triumph 1500 was another BL FWD saloon but was far more compact than the Wolseley, and so the potential buyer might have looked overseas at the likes of the Renault 16TS or even the Citroën DS Super 5. As it is, the Wolseley Six stands as a reminder of true automotive individualism of the 1970s. It was a car for the sort of person who watched BBC2 and was not ashamed to admit it. Not to mention transport for the discerning individual who appreciated ‘the only car in the world with its name up in lights’.