Austin Ambassador (1982 – 1984) Review

Austin Ambassador (1982 – 1984) At A Glance


+Roomy, comfortable, relaxed, and a huge boot

-Lacking in the charisma of its predecessor

BL's £29m facelift of the Princess gave it the one thing it was crying out for from day one: a hatchback. Sadly,
in becoming the Ambassador, the quirky full-sized repmobile also seemed to lose a great deal of its individuality.

But as well as being more practical than its predecessor, the Ambassador also rode even more smoothly, making it an uncannily comfortable cruiser. Lacks the offbeat appeal of the Princess, and can be picked up for pennies; a rusty reminder of when BL's back was firmly against the wall.

Choice model is the velour-lined 100bhp Vanden Plas.