At a Glance:
|1967||Vanden Plas||Princess 4 Litre||44,123 (Not Warranted)||£15,200.00 + buyers premium|
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Supplied new to a Mr Clive Ford who kept the car until 02-05-2018. This history alone makes it rather special and unique. (Note: V5 shows 3 former keepers, although one of these is the vendor who repurchased the car.) Built between 16th and 25th June 1965 and dispatched to Carey and Lambert Ltd, Southampton who did not sell/register the car until 05-07-1967 – two years following build date. This sadly was not an uncommon pattern for this particular model in a highly competitive sub £2000 market. In fact, the supplying dealer fitted a Rolls Royce Grill and Mascot to the car and this was a feature seen on a number of such cars sold at the time…possibly as an incentive to boost slow sales? (Note: RR Grill/Mascot not included in auction).
The well organised and informative accompanying history file includes the Drivers Handbook, Manuals, Invoices and receipts ( earliest dated 1978) and other period articles/information as well as VPOC correspondence and DVLA and MOT documentation. The vendor has undertaken substantial restoration/re-commisssion /service works at considerable expense to include: replacement boot carpet, all round wood re-veneering and lacquering by Chapman and Cliff (RR/Bentley), re-chroming to rear bumpers and lights, reconditioned radiator, carburetors , new brakes/tyres and much more. Finally, the car was repainted to original specifations before returning to the road in 2019. The car would also appear to have had some welding underneath in the past but this not initiated by the vendor.
INTERESTING FOOTNOTE: The Rolls-Royce Grill and Mascot is no longer with the car, having been purchased by a Rolls-Royce Grill and Mascot Museum in France.
Auctioneers notes: This lot forms part of a larger collection, built up over a number of years by the vendor who has decided, due to advancing years, to slim down his collection. We are very pleased to be the Auction House he selected.
|Auction||30th October 2020 - 94% SOLD|
|Vehicle Make||Vanden Plas|
|Vehicle Model||Princess 4 Litre|
|Year of Manufacture||1967|
|Mileage||44,123 (Not Warranted)|
|Date first Registered||01-06-1967|
|Estimated Sale Price||£5750 - 6750|
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