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My Rare 1972 Princess

Post  Admin on Sun May 22, 2011 10:17 pm

Only 3 EVER made in this colour scheme.

Black body with limeflower interior, confirmed as only 3 automatics and 4 manuals made.

Im now the proud owner, only owner number 6.

It needs work (dont they all)
It was on ebay and I won the auction on the 15th May, we collected it on 21st May.

Here is some photos I took when we went to collect it.

















Now known as "EARL" and hope to be on the road again in sept 2011

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Post  CJ on Mon May 23, 2011 2:57 am

looking good

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Post  Red Riley on Mon May 23, 2011 4:42 am

Princess Earl? Nice!

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Post  RileyUSMan on Mon May 23, 2011 4:30 pm

Awesome!! Very much like my Riley Kestrel. But your grill is differrent and the rear seats have the serving trays, etc. I would also love to own a Vanden Plas version.
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Post  RileyUSMan on Wed May 25, 2011 12:38 am

I thought a Riley Vanden Plas Pricess??
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Post  Admin on Wed May 25, 2011 12:42 am

its NOT a riley.

they keep the badge of the marque.

E.G. MG Vanden Plas has the MG badge in the grill.

austin and morris did not have grill badges

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Post  The Adder on Wed May 25, 2011 1:07 am

Vanden Plas is the marque in this case. It was only later when it started to be used as trim designation.

Virtually all cars using VDP as a marque were called Princess'. ADO16 probably had the most bewildering array of different badge engineered versions ever Shocked They were sold as Austin, Morris, MG, Riley, Wolseley and VDP cars.

Check out http://www.aronline.co.uk/ for model histories and more details.

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Post  CJ on Wed May 25, 2011 3:59 am

it is a Vanden Plas 1300 Mk3

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Post  RileyUSMan on Wed May 25, 2011 5:17 am

cool stuff to learn
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Post  Admin on Wed May 25, 2011 12:09 pm

According to the Vanden Plas owners club 1100 and 1300 Vanden Plas where all AUSTIN based.

So its an AUSTIN.

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Post  CJ on Thu May 26, 2011 4:48 am

you are right with it been Austin based with Austin buying Vanden Plas in 1946 but in 1960 Vanden Plas became a stand alone company like Riley,Wolseley etc

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Post  Admin on Thu May 26, 2011 11:06 pm

insurance website disagree with you Very Happy

List austin, or vanden plas

but under vanden plas only have the big 4 litre things listed NOT the ADO16 veriations Sad

think need to phone them!

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Post  TONYELF on Fri May 27, 2011 1:04 am

Admin wrote:insurance website disagree with you Very Happy

List austin, or vanden plas

but under vanden plas only have the big 4 litre things listed NOT the ADO16 veriations Sad

think need to phone them!

Personally I think you should go with Austin, it will probs be cheaper?

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Post  Admin on Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:50 pm

OK so few pics from the work dad has been doing.















Got just a little bit of rust in the nose....

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Post  MickD on Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:29 pm

Darn rust! Who ever came up with the idea of making cars out of thin metal? Rolling Eyes

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Post  Admin on Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:24 am

at least older cars got thicker metal Smile

here it is as of saturday just gone....



Still long way to go but dad is really trying to squeeze time in on it inbeween customers cars.
we looking between end december and my bday in feb Smile

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