Vanden Plas Princess R

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Lot No: 21

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1965 Vanden Plas Princess R 35,502 (Warranted) £7560 + buyers premium


Vanden Plas Princess R – 4 litre Automatic

This is 1 of 14 cars entered into the auction from a private collector.

This car was purchased by the current owner for his extensive collection and is in excellent condition with only 35,502 miles on the clock from new and is warranted.It has MOT’s going back to 1968, showing mileage being very low each year as the original owner only used it on short journeys, but had it from new. When he died it was put into storage for 18 years until a member of the family re-commissioned it replacing many items that were prone to deterioration during that time, like the brakes,tyres and other various parts. It was then we believe passed to another member of the same family, where it was used on occasions as a typical classic doing low mileage while in there care. When it was purchased it was black and silver, which seemed a very harsh colour but quite common amongst this type of vehicle. It was decided with much discussion that it would look much better the colour it is today, being Grey over Silver. The light leather interior is in good condition and very comfortable, being made to last because of the quality of workmanship. It is very rare to find a car of this calibre that has such a low mileage for its year, which has been verified as correct.The 4ltr automatic Rolls Royce engine purrs beautifully as it should and has been lovingly maintained to a high standard while in the vendors care. It is a dream to drive with column change and power steering giving the feeling of floating on air.The future purchaser of this car will find it an absolute gem and a very rare find indeed.


Full Details:

Lot No. 21
Auction 29th July 2016 - 90% SOLD
Vehicle Make Vanden Plas
Vehicle Model Princess R
Year of Manufacture 1965
Mileage 35,502 (Warranted)
Registration CUF 202C
Date first Registered 01.04.1965
Chassis Number VRS33173
Engine Number 40FBAH/3093
Estimated Sale Price £7900 - £8500

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