Vanden Plas Princess 1300 Saloon ( Concours ).


The Vanden Plas was delivered to Williams Automobiles Ltd of Eastville Bristol in December 1972, Williams were Agents for leading makes of Austin, Morris, Wolseley, MG and of coarse the prestigious Vanden Plas Brand. I have a copy of the Original Williams Sales Ledger confirming the car to be finished in Limeflower with special order Limeflower Hide, Auto seat belts and a heated Rear window. Included in the sale is the original factory Manila paper envelopecontaining the Vanden Plas Hand book and unique Vanden Plas Passport to Service Book duly stamped by Williams Automobiles, two sets of keys with Williams Automobiles Key fob, original Williams Automobiles Tax Disc holder and even a Williams Automobiles Business card. I am informed that the Vanden Plas was purchased by Mr Sperrin of Leopold Road, Bristol as a gift for his Daughter whom also resided in Bristol, during her care and 32 year ownership the Vanden Plas saw occasional gentle usage. When the Vanden Plas was sold on the 21st of February 2005 it had covered a genuine 15,021 miles ( Documented ) . The VandenPlas was purchased at this time by one of the Countrys leading Vanden Plas collectors for his personal enjoyment, during his 6 year ownership period the car has covered 1487 dry miles, the total milage now stands at just 16,508. This Vanden Plas is the nearest you could ever get to experiencing what it was like to take delivery of one of these hand finished motor cars. Open the cabin door and a waft of Factory fresh leather greets you, a glance at the perfect Burr walnut veneers tells you this is something special, just admire the " Best of British craftsmanship ". The front seats both have adjustable seat hight adjusters and a centre arm rest. To the rear we also have a centre arm rest complemented by two Walnut picnic tables. The under bonnet is stunning with the correct original Vanden Plas Chrome rocker cover. The Boot area is also factory crisp with a original Id card fastened to the wiring loom and the original Jack and wheel brace housed in the Factory supplied British Leyland cardboard box. On the road the Vanden Plas is smooth, whisper quite and a fantastic treat. The Vanden Plas offers probably the last opportunity to own a true concours example which will be the envy of all that see it, please call to discuss or an appointment to view. The Vanden Plas arrives in 3 weeks time.


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