AUSTIN PRINCESS IV
Sports saloon, touring limousine.
Last Princess to carry the Austin badge: for later models, see Vanden Plas. Slab sides and razor-edge roofline. Hydramatic transmission, power steering, servo brakes and tubeless tyres all standard, and it did 100mph on its uprated 150bhp engine. Scarcity might just lend enchantment, but handling won't. Nor will a 12mpg thirst.