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The Wedgister - Princess and Ambassador Records

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2 hours ago, Lankytim said:

I remember in the 90s it was always a real treat to see a surviving Princess in this condition in every day use in a supermarket car park or trundling along an A road. 

Yes most had gone by the late 1980s.

There was a house in Hawk Green that had 2 on the drive in the early 2000s.  I’ll have to pass that way to see if they are still there but it’s not on my way to anywhere at the moment.

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A few that I'm not sure I've actually got on the wedgister yet, except for the Best Princess At Rally, of course, because that's my car a good 17 years before I bought it.  I'll go through and check the rest soon, update with pictures etc. where necessary.

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On 4/17/2020 at 7:21 PM, Billy - Medhurst said:

Found a Princess logbook and Ambassador logbook earlier while having a sort out.

EOX957V Austin Morris Princess 2.0 HLS. 1994cc Green Registered 30th April 1980 last taxed - February 1992.

VJB367Y Austin Ambassador 1.7L 1700cc Blue Registered 28th April 1983 last taxed - September 1994.

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I was curious if the Princesses in the European adverts were actually UK reg cars, the cars are on UK plates but are LHD.

First off this early N-reg model from a German advert:

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JWR 803N is on a Red Alfa Romeo so a fake plate just for show.

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KUK 861P as seen in this french advert is on an Austin, so perhaps a genuine plate? The car is stated as being Red so could of been repainted later on it's life...

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..., until you see the engine size, so again a plate just for show.

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52 minutes ago, Austat said:

I was curious if the Princesses in the European adverts were actually UK reg cars, the cars are on UK plates but are LHD.

First off this early N-reg model from a German advert:

1894181173_ScreenShot2020-05-20at9_05_18PM.thumb.png.550efb57aa9a2cad67518b4c744109fa.png

783958986_ScreenShot2020-05-20at9_05_28PM.thumb.png.643cf0776a7d54f8b803076e4227ee4e.png

JWR 803N is on a Red Alfa Romeo so a fake plate just for show.

87562704_ScreenShot2020-05-20at9_10_36PM.thumb.png.a30e8f96c2a985c4fb7b3c300721b26a.png

KUK 861P as seen in this french advert is on an Austin, so perhaps a genuine plate? The car is stated as being Red so could of been repainted later on it's life...

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1152816009_ScreenShot2020-05-20at9_06_07PM.thumb.png.ee98b08f1bb569b838e4bf6340d4cd73.png

..., until you see the engine size, so again a plate just for show.

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KUK861P was an AUSTIN MINI 1275 GT registered in Birmingham & JWR803N in Leeds

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3 minutes ago, phil_lihp said:

@lesapandre spotted CSE826T (I think) languishing in Spain, a 2.0 series 2 by the look of it - not on the DVLA so has been out of the UK for most of its life most likely.

https://www.milanuncios.com/venta-de-coches-clasicos/austin-princess-2-000cc-95625842.htm?

Registered in Keith in September 1978.

Quite a long way from Spain.

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As mentioned in the other thread, the crash looks to have missed all the important structural bits so if you were really determined you probably could restore that.  Finding the parts would be difficult of course, though full rear quarters and rear panels do come up occasionally, the fuel tank would be the hardest thing to replace.  Pie in the sky, all the same, it's only ever going to be a parts donor now.

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I don't know if you are interested (or if anyone is for that matter), but my Aunt and Uncle owned JHG460N, a blue Morris 1800, in the late seventies and early eighties.  Sadly, it didn't survive and its last tax disc ran out on 1st June 1987.  Sorry, but I don't have any pictures.

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