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PRINCESS SALOON

 

 

These images show how different Princess designs may have looked.

 

Had the Princess been available as a hatchback and a saloon, I think it would have given the Cortina some serious competition, and would have pre-empted the Sierra by some years.

 

Would Austin-Morris have built such versions? Itís unlikely, they were already concerned about poor sales of the Maxi, which is why there wasnít a hatchback or estate, and a saloon version of the Princess would probably have affected Marina and Ital sales, even though the Princess would have been slightly more expensive. As for the convertible, it would have cost a fortune to re-engineer the Princess shell, plus there wasnít really a market for cabrioís of this size back in the Seventies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photoshop images by Kevin Davis. 2004

 

Updated March 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copy of Princess2HLSc

A bigger boot gives much more of an executive car look.

 

Copy of Princess2HLSestate

How an estate version may have looked.

 

Copy of CONVERTIBLE

How about a convertible? It would probably need a roll bar but looks better without it.

 

Copy of Wolseleyboot

And here is an idea of what the Wolseley Saloon could have looked like. Sporting a boot, this version could have been the top-of-the-range model whilst the Austin and Morris versions would have been the hatchbacks.