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1970 VANDEN PLAS PRINCESS 1300 AUTOMATIC. LOW MILEAGE. TAX AND MOT EXEMPT. GREAT COLOUR. £6995


This is a fantastic Vanden Plas Princess 1300 that was first registered 20/01/1970. It is now 48 years old and is tax and MOT exempt. The car has a low mileage of only 62,000 (not warranted) and has had low ownership. The 3rd owner had it for 18 years, the 4th for 7 years and the last owner for 7 years. There are lots of invoices in the history file going back to 1981 showing that the owners have cared for the car well over the years. The mileage in 1991 was only 55,300 and it now stands at 62,300 so only 7,000 miles in the last 17 years. The car has been restored by the last owner and has been finished in the original and very regal looking Faun Brown. The file shows it was treated to a new alternator, brake servo/pads/cylinders, radiator, tyres, track rod ends, u/j's, cap/points/leads/condenser/fan belt, full service, water pump, thermostat, drive shafts, wheel bearings, engine hoses and a wax oil treatment. The exterior paint finish is very good with a few minor marks but nothing serious and the correct Ochre colour tapering single coach line has been painted on. Lots of chrome (bumpers, window trim, wing mirrors, fuel cap, door handles, wipers, grill, headlights, spotlights, hub caps & trim rings & aerial) that is in very good condition. The interior is also better than average with Ivory leather sets complemented by the Walnut dash and door cappings and complete with the 2 picnic tables in the back of the front seats. There are centre arm rests both front and back, good carpets, a good heater, cigar lighter, a period correct Radiomobile push button radio (not tested) and the headlining is in great shape. The boot area is very neat and tidy with a carpeted false floor under which sits the spare wheel and tools. Mechanically the car is excellent with the 1275cc A series engine pulling strongly and the 4 speed automatic gearbox performing smoothly. The car has been uprated from a dynamo to an alternator and has the benefit of a brake servo fitted. The underside is very solid with no signs of corrosion and the subframes are in good condition. Comes with the original books and manuals. MOT (no advisories) to 20/07/2019.

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