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1964 Austin Princess vs. 1951 Austin A

To start off, 1964 Austin Princess is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1951 Austin A. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1951 Austin A would be higher. At 3,993 cc (6 cylinders), 1964 Austin Princess is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1964 Austin Princess (119 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 90 more horse power than 1951 Austin A. (29 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1964 Austin Princess should accelerate faster than 1951 Austin A. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1964 Austin Princess weights approximately 1495 kg more than 1951 Austin A. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1964 Austin Princess (251 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 197 more torque (in Nm) than 1951 Austin A. (54 Nm @ 2200 RPM). This means 1964 Austin Princess will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1951 Austin A.

Compare all specifications:

1964 Austin Princess 1951 Austin A
Make Austin Austin
Model Princess A
Year Released 1964 1951
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3993 cc 803 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 119 HP 29 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 251 Nm 54 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2200 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.5:1 7.2:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 2180 kg 685 kg
Vehicle Length 5470 mm 3470 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1410 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 3360 mm 2030 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L 48 L


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