1968 Austin Princess Van den Plas

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    249
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

French registration

- A timeless classic
- A refined finish
- Webasto sunroof
- Properly maintained

This beautiful Princess was sold new by marque distributor Afiva, from Neuilly sur Seine. The previous owner, Yves Henri de France, a descendant of the kings of France and a great enthusiast and collector of English cars, had bought this car for his wife and kept it for ten years. The current owner has scrupulously followed the maintenance schedule for many years at Vintage Services, Asnieres sur Seine. The steering rack, the starter and the clutch bearing have recently been replaced. A sliding Tudor Webasto sunroof with Everflex - matching the colour of the body of the car - was installed in England by specialist Peter Harvey for the sum of ? 1,500 and the car was given a new wool headliner.
The interior is in the original leather and black vinyl, with navy blue wool carpet. It comes equipped with retractable seat belts both at the front and rear, varnished wood 'picnic' tables in the back and its drivers manual. This small city car, reliable and comfortable with the "Hydrolastic" suspension represents timeless British chic and rivals the big British luxury sedans when it comes to the car's refined and classy interior atmosphere. Please note that the tyres will need to be replaced.