1969 VANDEN PLAS 1300 PRINCESS - 1275cc
£4000 - £5000
ESTIMATE £4000 - £5000
Chassis number VAS2-23266, supplied when new on Friday October 10th 1969 in London. We are told by the vendor he purchased the car after it had been in long term storage with the intention of taking it to car shows during the 2020 season, circumstances have negated this happening. The car has an MOT test until March 2021 and has covered 10 miles since this time. There is no other history with the car. The Mark II version of the Vanden Plas Princess 1300 which was distinguishable from the Mark I by its cropped rear wings a side repeater indictor lights was introduced during April 1968. Unusually during late 1967 and early 1968 a six month waiting list had built up for buyers wanting the 1275cc engined cars across the ADO16 range, a range which for several years up until 1970 where Britain's best selling cars. As a factory Automatic version the car came with a single SU HS4 carburettor as opposed to the Manual versions twin SU HS2 carburettors. The Vanden Plas catered adequately for retired types, downsizing from perhaps a Daimler, Jaguar or Rover and requiring a smaller more economical car yet not wanting to compromise on comfort or luxury. The Vanden Plas was something no other maker could offer and was made even more attractive by having the option of four speed Automatic transmission.