1965 Vanden Plas Princess 4-Litre R

1965 Vanden Plas Princess 4-Litre R

A superb, show-winning example of the Vanden Plas Princess 4-Litre R, an older restoration that remains in great condition.

  • GUIDE PRICE: £10,000 - £12,000

+ buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT)

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  • BODY COLOUR
    Sherwood Green
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    OLF 710E
  • ODOMETER READING
    96216 Miles

SUMMARY

A superb, show-winning example of the Vanden Plas Princess 4-Litre R, an older restoration that remains in great condition.

DESCRIPTION

  • The VP 4-Litre Princess was a result of a collaboration between Rolls-Royce and BMC to take on the luxury market and specifically, the Jaguar Mk X
  • It utilised a modified Farina A110 bodyshell fitted with a 175bhp Rolls-Royce FB60 straight-six, offering a top speed of 112mph - power and poise personified
  • This fantastic example was built at the Morris factory and subsequently trimmed by Vanden Plas prior to despatch on 27/08/1965
  • Acquired by our vendor's late father around seven years ago, having previously been restored to a very high standard back around 2000/2001 by renowned specialist, Mick Dearing in Lincolnshire
  • Finished in Sherwood Green over Grey-Green leather and now sits on 14" wheels
  • This show-winning car is surely one of the very best remaining and has been in regular use for shows and leisurely Sundays until very recently
  • Supplied with its original handbook, sales brochure, radio handbook, service book, original registration book, Smiths clock leaflet, seatbelt user instructions, photos of restoration, email correspondence of work done, and instructions for the cooling fan
  • Given recent results for the best examples offered at sale within the last few years, this car appears to be guided very sensibly and presents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a true British Classic that is unlikely to be matched

N.B. Professional images to follow

SPECIFICATION

Make
VANDEN PLAS
Model
PRINCESS 4 LITRE R
Registration Number
OLF 710E
MOT Expiry
Exempt
Chassis Number
VRS34931
Engine Number
40FB/AH-5084
Transmission
Automatic
Body Colour
Sherwood Green

CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

OVERALL:

107 / 135

Exterior


Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

Good condition overall, some surface spots on hub caps and brightwork. One spot that may need attention in the future by passenger door.

Interior


Door-Cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

Interior is a used classic with a pattina of its age. There has been a repair at some point on the passenger seat and a small (50p size) hole in the rear armrest. Rear seat back tables in good. Headlining was replaced April 23 by Steve Summers in Malvern.

Engine


Components:

Appearance:

Starting:

Running:

Remarks

Engine has been overhauled and is in good visual condition. Runs well and has, untill only recently been used on a weekly basis.

Transmission


Gears:

Clutch:

Drive-Shaft:

Remarks

As with engine was removed and over hauled. Change is smooth.

Running Gear


Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels & Tyres:

Remarks

Wheels and tyres are in good condition. Slight knock from rear which could be anti-roll bar or maybe exhaust but not yet investigated.

Electrics


Minor:

Major:

Remarks

Works as should. dynamo has been reconditioned after a charging issue last year. Retro period DAB radio fitted but original radio will be included.

Vehicle History

Remarks

Many previous mot certificates with some receipts for work done. Original handbook, sales brochure, radio handbook, service book, original registration book, Smiths clock leaflet, seatbelt user instructions, photos of restoration, email correspondence of work done, instructions for new cooling fan.


Restoration Notes

Full restoration in 2000/2001 by vanden plas specialist Mick Dearing in Lincolnshire including respray, new brakes, new wheels (metric) new exhaust, electric cooling fan, electronic ignition,overhaul of power steering box, overhauled dynamo, new fuel pump, overhaul of brakes Inc copper lines and reconditioned servo.

About the CCA Vendor Condition Report


A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review their condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. CCA will not entertain any disputes over vendor condition reports.

Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car

Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts

Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history

Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history

Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Gary.

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