1974 Vanden Plas 1500/1750

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1974 Vanden Plas 1500/1750

Information

Vanden Plas

Vanden Plas

Quick Facts

Price (when new): 2244

Production Total: 11840

Build Start: 1974

Last on sale: 1980

Body Style:

Drive System:

Available in other variants
Yes, it’s an Allegro. With a faux-Bentley grille and a rather pretentious air. When the Allegro superseded the 1300 range, it seemed only logical that a posh version would follow to satisfy British Leyland devotees who prized luxury motoring in a small package. The disproportionate grille did little for the Allegro’s already inelegant looks but it had a great interior. Those picnic tables were there, alongside the walnut veneer and hide. Most cars had 1485cc OHC engines of 68bhp but in the final couple of years there was a 90bhp 1748cc unit, only mated to automatic transmission.

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Specifications

General
  • 1974
  • 1980
  • 1500
Dimensions
  • 1613mm
  • 2432mm
  • 850kg
  • 3855mm
  • 1397mm
Body Details
  • Sedan
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Performance
  • 16.7s
  • 1
  • 77lb/ft
  • 90mph
  • 69bhp
Fuel Consump.
  • 27mpg
Prices
  • €2244
Other
  • 11840