The Austin A135 Princess Long Wheelbase Saloon and Limousine were introduced in 1952. The automatic transmission and power steering from Princess IV were fitted from 1956. The marque name was changed from Austin to Princess in August 1957, and then to Vanden Plas from July 1960. The long wheelbase models continued to be built by hand in limited numbers as the Vanden Plas Princess 4-litre Limousine, until 1968. The limousine was luxuriously appointed with lots of polished wood, optional mohair rugs and radio with controls in the armrest. Among the long list of available extras were monograms and a flagstaff. The driving compartment was separated from the rear of the car by a division with an optional telephone for the passengers to communicate with the driver. The driving seat was finished in leather but the rear seats were trimmed in cloth, the usual arrangement on many luxury cars of the time. Though not as durable as leather, cloth was considered kinder to passengers' clothes. To increase seating capacity two occasional seats could be folded out of the floor. The car had independent coil suspension at the front with semi elliptic leaf springs and anti roll bar at the rear. The cam and peg type steering gear had optional power assistance.
A very rare 1960 Austin Princess Vanden Plas Landaulet Limousine described by the vendor to be in good condition all round and to drive very well. The car has been fitted with an alternator for reliability and has had P100 Headlights fitted. Regularly used for wedding car hire and very popular with the rare Landaulet option. The original handbook comes with the car. This car has taken part in the London to Brighton Run. A good opportunity to earn some income from your Classic Car.
Please note that the badges and badge rail shown in the photos will not be included in the sale.
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