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240 different people can sit quite comfortably in a Princess (1977)

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It doesn't matter if you're a 5 ft ballerina or a 20 stone shot-putter, you'll be quite comfortable driving a Princess.

The driver's seat adjusts to 240 different positions.

Up, down, back, forward, reclining.

And they're not just highly moveable, they're extremely comfortable.

Firm, but not hard, shaped to body contours, covered in soft trim.

And even if you push the front seats right back, you won't cramp the passengers in the rear.

Like Dr. Who's police box, the Princess is much bigger inside than it looks.

There's no bulky transmission tunnel because the Princess has front wheel drive.

Three big adults can stretch their legs quite comfortably in the back, and there's more headroom than in most other family saloons.

And you can be as warm or as cool as you like. The air-blending heater system can pump out 5.5 kw of heat, or a huge flow of fresh air in summer.

You'll find side window demisters as well as a heated rear window.

Now back to the driver, and his fingertip controls.

Everything to hand and eye. Heater, brake failure warning light, four-jet electric screen wash, two speed wipers with a huge arc, hazard and seat belt warning lights, cigar lighter.

"An object lesson to other manufacturers" as Autocar said.

But of course it isn't just these refinements that make a long journey bearable in the Princess.

It's also the soundproofing, the thick carpets, the aerodynamic lines that are as effective at cutting noise as they're pleasing on the eye. (And in the 2200 models, the power steering, the smoothness of six cylinders.)

And of course the unique Hydragas® independent suspension which swallows up potholes and bumps.

It all adds up to the Princess, highest rated of 6i cars (Rolls-Royce and BMW included) tested by Autocar last year.

Princess

A range of beautifully thought out cars. From Leyland Cars. With Supercover.

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