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The first version of BMC’s ADO17 mid-size car to be launched, bearing an Austin badge. Originally intended to replace the Farina (Austin Cambridge) saloons but wound up a class too big, with sales suffering as a result. Very roomy—a lot of space for the length—and strong, but not what the British buying public expected. The 1800 fared somewhat better in Australia where its toughness was appreciated. A second-generation 1800 appeared for half a year in 1975 before being renamed Princess.

Marque: Austin | Successors: Austin Tasman, Austin Kimberley, Princess

q.v. Morris 1800, Wolseley 18/85, Austin 2200, Morris 2200, Wolseley Six

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