Austin - Austin A135 (Princess)

The Austin A135 Princess was built from 1947 to 1959, being the largest of the Austins, with a 6 cylinder 4 litre engine. These cars were built at the Vanden Plas works, now part of the Nuffield Group, in North London, to virtually any specification the customer required. The Princess 3 came in 1956 and the Princess 4 model carried on in to 1959.

From late 1959 the Princess name got reappropriated by BMC on to the upgraded "top of the range" Austin Westminster, Vanden Plas Princess and equivalent Wolseley 6/99 and 6/110. Shortly afterwards, from late 1962, the Princess name was used for the top of the range Princess 1100, 1275 and 1300 models which were produced to the 1970's. From 1975 thiongs changed again, and the Princess name became a marque in its own right, with the Princess 1800 and Princess 2200 which were built through to 1978, followed by the Princess 2 built from 1978 to 1981 in 1700 , 2000 and 2200 formats.

Austin A135 Princess Saloons (built from 1947 to 1959) originally had 6.50x16 and later 6.70x16 tyres. Blockley make a radial tyre equivalent size 185VR16 that would be the perfect match.

Tyre size for the Princess 1800 / 2200 and Princess 2 (1700 , 2000 and 2200) was 185/70R14 , and Blockley produces a high quality 185/70VR14 size.

See full details of these Austin Princess tyre sizes below:

Blockley Products for Austin Austin A135 (Princess)


Blockley Radial

£196.00 (£235.20 inc. VAT)

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£98.00 (£117.60 inc. VAT)

175/185x14 Standard Inner Tube

Blockley Standard Inner Tube

£10.00 (£12.00 inc. VAT)