1966 Austin Vanden Plas Limousine, Dual AC, 6-cyl, Auto, New Brakes, LOOK
- Make: Austin
- Model: Austin Vanden Plas Limousine
- SubModel: Austin Vanden Plas Limousine
- Type: Car
- Trim: Austin Vanden Plas Limousine
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 36,705
- VIN: VDM416340
- Color: White
- Engine size: 292 CID GMC inline six-cylinder
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Brown
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1966 Austin Austin Vanden Plas Limousine Austin Vanden Plas Limousine1966 Austin Vanden Plas Princess Limousine Description
1966 Austin Vanden Plas LimousineAustin-built chassis and body designed and built by Vanden Plas Coachbuilders in London, England 292 CID GMC inline six-cylinder engine buttoned to a Turbo Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission White exterior with reupholstered brown interior, seats and complimenting carpet; car features rear, fold-down jump seats All burled walnut wood trim has been refinished to a high standard by a Florida specialty shop Front and rear air-conditioning Chauffeur’s partition Transmission and rear differential fluids, coolant, Freon, fuel filter and carburetor fuel filter last serviced in 2013; new air filter and added Freon in 2015 and oil most recently changed in 2016 All new brakes Documentation includes more than $4,500 in service and maintenance receipts, Haynes Repair Manual for the GMC engine, a Vanden Plas Workshop Manual, a copy of The Orphan Book – sales, service and parts for uncommon British cars, a Vanden Plas Coachbuilders book, a copy of a June 2013 vehicle appraisal by James T. Sandoro of Buffalo, New York and a “to-do” list and important tips from the owner before the previous owner
Bring home a touch of England with the heart of a Yank in this 1966 Austin Vanden Plas Limousine, offered by MotoeXotica Classic Cars. The car’s previous owner drove this car since 2013.
First shown at Earls Court Auto Show in 1952, the Princess Limo has long been a favorite vehicle of the British Royal Family; Queen Elizabeth bought the first two production models early in her reign. Princess Limos were supplied to other heads of state and ambassadors, including Sheik al-Thani, former ruler of Qatar.
Dressed in a brilliant white finish, this car practically glows in the sunlight. The paint and trim pieces are in very good condition, though there are minor blemishes on the left rear door. The glass panels are in good shape and the car rolls on BFGoodrich tires mounted on 16-inch wheels with factory wheel covers. The car’s body panels are straight but the left rear door is difficult to open (possible solution mention in “to-do” list reference above). The car’s taillights and foglights are inoperable, however it has a center high-mounted stop light as well as power steering, power brakes and air-conditioning, front and rear.
Under the bonnet is a GMC 292 CID inline six-cylinder engine, buttoned to a Turbo Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission. In August 2013, the previous owner had the following work performed – a Missouri ID/OD inspection done; in September 2013, he had the engine oil and filter changed, a transmission fluid changed, rear differential fluid changed, replaced the fuel filter and flushed the coolant; in November 2013, he bought a quart of brake/clutch fluid; in May 2015, he had the engine oil and filter changed, air filter and spark plugs checked, chassis lubed, A/C recharged and a comprehensive vehicle check performed; in December 2015, he had the brakes relined, all wheel cylinders rebuilt, sandblasted and painted the brake drums, cleaned wheel hardware and filings, installed new front and rear brake shoes, wheel cylinders and lines, installed brakes drums, adjusted and bled brakes; and in July 2016, he had a 21-point inspection performed, oil and filter change and battery cleaning done.
Inside, the brown front bench seat, rear bench seat, grab bars and rear fold-down jump seats are all in very good order, while the carpet, lighter headliner, instrument panel, three-spoke steering wheel, door panels, mirrors and shifter are in good shape. A Florida specialty shop refinished the burled walnut trim to a high standard. As in any proper limousine, there is a chauffeur’s partition dividing the front and rear sections of the cabin.
Documentation includes more than $4,500 in service and maintenance receipts, Haynes Repair Manual for the GMC engine, a Vanden Plas Workshop Manual, a copy of The Orphan Book – sales, service and parts for uncommon British cars, a Vanden Plas Coachbuilders book, a copy of a vehicle appraisal dated June 2013 by James T. Sandoro of Buffalo, New York and a “to-do” list and important tips from the owner before the previous owner.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 36,705 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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