British Leyland Princess

Princess Cars - Video Compilation

Here we have a selection of wonderful Princess cars which were built by British Leyland between 1975 and 1981. It was then replaced by the Austin Ambassador which lasted until 1984. They are often referred to as the Austin Princess, but this name was only ever used in New Zealand. 

My Dad had one of these and he must have bought a different car every six months back in the 70's and 80's! All I can remember is that it spent more time at the local garage than on the road. It became well-known that the Princess suffered from reliability issues and sales suffered as a consequence, despite a promising start in the mid 70's.

British Leyland Car

 A British Leyland Princess 2 HL from 1979. The Princess 2 was built between 1977 and 1981.

1975 Wolseley Saloon - this was just before the Princess
A Wolseley Saloon which was built between March and September 1975. This was superceded by the Princess. Creative Commons photo by DeFacto

Yet more Leyland Princess cars! This video features a 1980 2000ST and a 1978 2200HLS. The groovy music is called Stilleto by Chico Rey and the Jet Band.

 

 

Austin Metro

Austin Metro

Alfa Romeo Alfetta

Alfa Romeo Alfetta

Ford Cortina

Ford Cortina

Pontiac Firebird

Pontiac Firebird

Vauxhall Cavalier

Vauxhall Cavalier