1957 Vanden Plas Princess 4-Litre Limousine

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1957 Vanden Plas Princess 4-Litre Limousine

Information

Vanden Plas

Vanden Plas

Quick Facts

Price (when new): 3504

Production Total: 3344

Build Start: 1957

Last on sale: 1968

Drive System:

What had been the Austin A135 Princess in 1952 became a Vanden Plas model in 1957, the prestigious badge being regarded as a way of making it seem even more upmarket. This cut-price Rolls-Royce had much to recommend it, becoming a particular favourite of mayors and successful businessman across Britain. Its 3993cc six-cylinder 122bhp engine made it a capable cruiser, and it could be had in three body styles; saloon, six-seater limousine or landaulette. An offshoot was the Princess IV of 1956, an expensive grand touring version intended to compete with Jaguar.

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Specifications

General
  • 1957
  • 4 Litre
  • 1968
Dimensions
  • 1842mm
  • 3353mm
  • 2121kg
  • 5461mm
  • 1778mm
Performance
  • 26s
  • 185lb/ft
  • 75mph
  • 2
  • 120bhp
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Fuel Consump.
  • 13mpg
Prices
  • €3504
Other
  • 3344