Princess Special Six Automatic (1977)

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mab01uk
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Princess Special Six Automatic (1977)

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"Keith Adams tells the story of the Princess Special Six Automatic. It was a perfect range-topper, opulently trimmed and looking sleek and timeless in black. The new car was given the task of upping demand for straight-six Princesses with automatic gearbox. But why? By the end of 1976, it was clear that, in manual form, the six-cylinder Princesses had developed a healthy appetite for driveshafts, and there was an underlying design fault at the root. The simplest solution was to withdraw the manual versions from sale while the Engineers rushed to get a fix into production. The Princess Special Six Automatic was, therefore, concocted to drive buyers into self-shifters. In the end, the solution was to re-mount the engine."
https://www.aronline.co.uk/cars/austin- ... ecial-six/
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Re: Princess Special Six Automatic (1977)

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One of my schoolmasters had one.
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