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1964 Austin Princess vs. 1981 Austin Allegro

To start off, 1981 Austin Allegro is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1964 Austin Princess. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1964 Austin Princess would be higher. At 3,993 cc (6 cylinders), 1964 Austin Princess is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1964 Austin Princess weights approximately 1330 kg more than 1981 Austin Allegro.

Because 1964 Austin Princess is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1964 Austin Princess. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1981 Austin Allegro, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1964 Austin Princess 1981 Austin Allegro
Make Austin Austin
Model Princess Allegro
Year Released 1964 1981
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3993 cc 1275 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 119 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 2180 kg 850 kg
Vehicle Length 5470 mm 4000 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 3360 mm 2450 mm


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