Without further ado here it is..
Regards NeilThe gist of the story
The Princess Club 100 Special is surely the rarest of rare Princesses, rarer, even, than the much sought after Wolseley. The Club 100 was an internal Austin-Morris product brought about by the need to provide a car for their top 100 performing dealer principals, known as the ‘Club 100’. Rewards typically included holidays abroad, etc.
At the end of 1980 the award was to be a top of the range car. At that time, the dealer network was still split very much between Austin Morris and Jaguar Rover Triumph and in the latter case it was a simple matter of awarding a Rover Vanden Plas SD1. However, it was felt that the Austin-Morris guys deserved better than ‘just’ a Princess 2200 HLS, so the ‘100 Club’ special edition was created. It was based on the 2200HLS, with the following changes to standard specification:
No vinyl on roof or rear quarters, instead the enamelled Princess crown endowed the rear quarter pillars.
Two tone paintwork: Pewter metallic over Romano Purple (the latter was not a production colour at any time). The split was bordered with a black coachline below the car’s waistline.
Velour seat facings in Spanish Rose colour scheme with matching carpets (this colour ‘revived’ from the mid Seventies). The sides and backs of the seats, together with the door trims, however, were trimmed in black vinyl, and the seat backs did not have the usual HLS map pockets.
Britax electric sliding sunroof with glass panel.
Smiths ‘Servoglide’ electric window lifts on all four doors.
Smaller 4-spoke steering wheel as normally fitted to Allegro and Metro HLS models.
Radiomobile AM radio/stereo cassette player with Dolby noise reduction.
Unique 14 inch ‘Rimbellishers’ fitted to the wheels (with a square profile, as opposed to the normal rounded items fitted to the HLS). Some cars were fitted with the optional alloy wheels.
Club 100 members also received a special tie and brief case.