Classic Cars for Sale on Car and Classic UK.

CLASSIC CARS


1978 British Leyland Princess 1800. Black & Almond For Sale

1978 British Leyland Princess 1800. Black & Almond For Sale
1978 British Leyland Princess 1800. Black & Almond For Sale (picture 1 of 6)
1978 British Leyland Princess 1800. Black & Almond For Sale (picture 2 of 6)
1978 British Leyland Princess 1800. Black & Almond For Sale (picture 3 of 6)
1978 British Leyland Princess 1800. Black & Almond For Sale (picture 4 of 6)
1978 British Leyland Princess 1800. Black & Almond For Sale (picture 5 of 6)
1978 British Leyland Princess 1800. Black & Almond For Sale (picture 6 of 6)
My exceptionally rare Princess 1800 is being offered for sale to a good home. It was ordered new in what I consider to be the best colour combination of gloss black with Almond interior.

Unusually for an 1800, this car was factory-fitted with power-assisted-steering, which makes all the difference when driving.

The car has lived a charmed life. From new the Princess was used as a wedding car, oddly enough, and then sold to a funeral director and used by the company until 1995 which is when it was purchased by a private owner, garaged for 7 years and then passed on to a classic car enthusiast. The car was used for car shows throughout his ownership and then sold to an enthusiastic owner in Aberdeen, who I purchased it from nearly two years ago. I flew up to Aberdeen and drove the Princess back 600 miles over two days to the South Coast, in superb comfort and 100% reliability. My trip was well documented on a Facebook forum and I loved every minute.

Only 51,000 miles have been covered in 40 years and these have clearly been gentle miles, as mechanically the car is perfect and the interior shows no sign of wear to speak of. The interior is in beautiful condition. The seats, roof-lining, door cards, dashboard and trim appear to have had very little usage indeed. In my ownership the car has been cleaned and polished to perfection.

The car runs and drives superbly, with no misfires or hesitation. It always starts first time and does not burn any oil or use any water. The venerable B-Series 1800 engine pulls really well and, coupled with the 4-speed manual gearbox, doesn't feel any slower than my 2200 automatic Princess, but is far more economical. I believe this engine to be the most reliable engine fitted to the Princess and has plenty of torque, with a nice exhaust note to match. It has been fully serviced recently by a mechanic who is passionate about the BL brand and every inch of the underside has been professionally Waxoyl'd to preserve the excellent condition for another 40 years.

This car will be tax and MoT-exempt in one month's time and my classic car insurance is 64 per year, as part of a multicar policy of 43 classic and modern cars. This makes it the cheapest form of transport possible. The only reason I am selling is due to a reduction of cars due to lack of use. This car deserves to be exercised and used more regularly, as every mile is an absolute pleasure. Any potential buyer will be thrilled with this rare curiosity from the 1970s and the value of these cars will undoubtedly rise as they become more and more scarce. It will come with 1 year's MoT (no advisories last year).
Price £3250 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Austin
Model Princess
Year 1978
Country UK
Region Sussex
Town Chichester
Telephone 07043 225424
  070 charges / info
Status Private
E-mail
Date 25-Apr-2018
Ref C979531
  This advert viewed 4269 times Login to edit this advert

Similar Adverts
Austin Princess Vanden Plas 1968

Austin Princess 1300 Vanden Plas 1968. four door manual in Sherwood Green. A very original car with champagne beige leather seats (no cracks or tears) Good all round compression checked by vanden plas engineer. The Princess 1300 was the prestige version of the Issigonis-designed 1100/1300 family .....

  • £6995
  • 24-Apr-2018
  • Warwickshire
  • Private
1960 Austin Princess Good condition

car in very good condition. runs everything works. I recommend to see in Warsaw. auto original. Need paint

  • £12500
  • 26-Feb-2018
  • Poland
  • Private
1979 austin princess lhd full monty movie car

1979 austin princess 1800cc. Two owners only,i'm the second.has been mine for 32 years.starts right up, but needs a new suspension fitted,so best to have a trailer. Italian registration papers in order.has a valuable roma black plate,if you're in collecting rare reg. Plates. This is the car (one .....

  • £
  • 01-Apr-2018
  • Italy
  • Private
1979 austin princess DM4 seven seater

The car is a DM4 seven seater limo (reg NWJ 313D ) 1979 It is an ex MOD car serving it's time out in the middle east, belonging to the British Ambassador Only two years ago Ian Coombs (chairman of the ASPC ) came over to Chesterfield by my request,to view the car,and gave me a valuation of what .....

  • £9000
  • 09-Mar-2018
  • Derbyshire
  • Private
1959 Austin Princess Vdp 7-seat limousine

A very large and regal Princess in sound condition, with re-trimmed rear compartment. Occasional seats. Ideal for weddings and other special occasions. Mechanically good and drives well. Column change. Van den Plus bodywork.

  • £14000
  • 08-Apr-2018
  • Oxfordshire
  • Trade
1954 Austin A135 Princess

It is a original not restored car.Only made 350 of this short ones.The care is in very good original shape. The seats and the innside is untouch and all original. Even the original carpets. The paint have several places that it has been polished trough, but it is still the original paint. Price .....

  • £
  • 07-Mar-2018
  • Lithuania
  • Trade
Austin Leyland Princess wedge WANTED

WANTED.... Wedge shape Princess's wanted, restoration projects, cars needing work anything considered. Please call me.

  • £
  • 08-Mar-2018
  • Lincolnshire
  • Trade