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 Post subject: Re: ADO 17 'S' type
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:24 am 
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I was never a fan of them tbh although the 18/85 had a lovely interior. The Mark 1 1800 looked better and I suppose they have a nostalgia appeal. I have a perversion for the Princess though and the later O Series 2000 version was a capable and underrated car.


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 Post subject: Re: ADO 17 'S' type
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:18 am 
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I had a succession of 1800s and thought they were hugely underrated. The Mk2 was a big improvement over the Mk1 and the "S" model was better still, giving a useful increase in power and larger front brakes too. I had a 1971 1800S in Midnight Blue and was very proud of it! The do indeed make a great tow-car. The "S" model never continued into Mk3 production as it was replaced by the 2200.


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 Post subject: Re: ADO 17 'S' type
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:20 pm 
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Dad used have 1800's in the 70's and early 80's to use as a tow car for his livestock trailer. The gearing suited towing a heavy trailer.

He did venture to a 'modern' Princess 1800 but that was too high geared and was crap at the job. So he went back to a Landcrab for the job.

Never had the S though - too thirsty with those twin carbs :lol:

His current K plate 18/85, with power steering, is a lovely car to drive, so comfortable ..

A very underrated car, I'd agree Richard.


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