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Austin: A135 Princess

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December 1948.
1958. Reg No: 151 EKJ.
Reg No: OSK 992.
Reg No: OSK 992.
1958. DM4 Limousine. Body by Vanden Plas. Reg No: XNG 256.
1966. Reg No: LVY 959D.
Reg No: NJD 835E.

Note: This is a sub-section of Austin

1,910 made.

In the Austin A.135 Princess model there are both Saloon and Limousine versions, as in the A.125 Sheerline. A power-operated division window is fitted between front and rear seats on the Limousine, but this item is optional on the Saloon.

The seating capacity is six, on the 3-3 plan, and the back of the forward seat houses folding tables and footrests for the rear passengers.

Both the Saloon and Limousine have individual coachwork designed and built by the famous London firm of Vanden Plas. Colour finishes are in grey metallic, black and maroon cellulose.

ENGINE. Type: 4-litre. Cylinders: 6. Bore X Stroke: 87 mm. X 111 mm. Compression ratio: 6.8 to 1. Maximum b.h.p.: 130 at 3,700 r.p.m. Rating: 28.2 h.p.

PERFORMANCE. Maximum speed: 89 m.p.h. Fuel consumption: 15 to 18 m.p.g.

DIMENSIONS. Length: 16 ft. 0.5 ins. Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. Width: 6 ft. 0.5 ins. Wheelbase: 9 ft. 11.25 ins. Track: 4 ft. 10 ins. (front); 5 ft. (rear). Weight: 4,340 lbs. Fuel capacity: 16 gallons. Tyre size: 6.50 X 16.

BRAKES. Lockheed Hydraulic.

PRICE. £1,550 plus £431.6.1 Purchase Tax. Total: £1,981.6.1.

The above details are for the A.135 Princess Touring Limousine.

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