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PRINCESS 1800/2200

4-door 5-seater saloon.

British Leyland 'invented' a new marquee after nationalisation, these cars being no more and no less than Austin/Morris/Wolseley 18-22 Series cars, with wedge-nose style, transverse engines, front-wheel drive, Hydragas suspension and lots of passenger space. Comfortable, but not all that fast (90mph for 1800, 104mph for 2000), and quality not living up to the promises.

Technical Specifications

1798cc (S4 OHV), 2227cc (S6 OC) 
Front engine, front-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1975 to 1978  
Number produced:
72,867/56,343 up to 1981