1965 Vanden Plas Princess

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Mileage 
    90 941 mi / 146 356 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Country VAT 
    GB
  • Chassis number 
    V-R53/1682
  • Engine number 
    1812
  • Lot number 
    58
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- First owned by Lord Austin's son-in-law and BMC board member Colonel Arthur White

- 1 of just 6,555 examples made

- Uniquely finished in Metallic Grey with Silver Grey interior

This regal model was the product of a short-lived collaboration between Rolls-Royce and BMC, and was essentially an extra luxurious Vanden Plas Princess powered by an all-alloy 175bhp Rolls-Royce straight-six unit of 4-litres capacity - production ran from 1964 to 1968 and totalled just 6,555 examples. This one was first owned by none other than Lord Austin's son-in-law and BMC board member Colonel Arthur White, and is finished in the unique combination of Metallic Grey matched to a Silver Grey interior. The vendor informs us that 'KPK 431C' 'was recently recommissioned, is in good original condition and drives well'. He presently classes the Rolls-Royce engine as 'very good' and the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, and three-speed automatic transmission as 'good', and is selling the home market Vanden Plas complete with new tyres, BMIHT Dating Certificate, file of old invoices and MOTs, and one valid to December 8th 2017. The odometer currently registers a credible 90,941 miles.