The Leyland Princess Was So Close, Yet So Far. (1977 2200 HLS Road Test)

The Leyland Princess Was So Close, Yet So Far. (1977 2200 HLS Road Test)

WIN With Lancaster Insurance:
After the commercial failure of the ADO67 1800 Landcrab, British Leyland entered the 1970s with determination to compete with Europe’s best; the Harris Mann-designed Princess combined radical wedge styling and comfortable hydragas suspension with dependable, proven B-Series and E-Series engines. Pitched against European executive rivals from Audi, BMW and Citroen, the Princes was offered as an Austin, Morris or Wolseley to maximise appeal. Did its lack of hatchback, infamous unreliability and outdated mechanicals stop it being a great car? Phil took a drive in this beautiful scrappage scheme survivor to find out!
Thanks to Ian for loan of his fantastic Leyland Princess.
Proudly supported by Lancaster Insurance – get a quote on YOUR classic car insurance here:

• Quincas Moreira – Caribetron:

Classics World is a family of brands that includes ten classic publications plus many souvenir bookazines. Check out great offers on these and more on

More classic car news and reviews online. Stay up to date with our weekly newsletter – register today at

• Facebook:
• Instagram: @classicsworlduk
• Twitter: @ClassicsWorldUK

All content on this channel is – unless otherwise stated – the opinion of the given party and any offence caused is severely apologised for. Any and all third-party content is credited and referenced to the best of our ability and all externally-created content is entirely the legal property of its original and rightful owner/s. All rights respected.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to top