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Vanden Plas 3-litre Mk I

Overview

Produced: 1959-1961, 4715 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,5 seats
Vanden Plas 3-litre Mk I

Launched in 1959 as the flagship of the "Big Farina" family the Vanden Plas Princess 3 Litre became popular with luxury car buyers. These impressive cars were basically better trimmed and re-badged Austin A99 Westminster's finished by the Vanden Plas coachbuilding division of BMC.

Most Princess 3 Litres came with automatic transmission, an option becoming increasingly popular with this type of "luxury" car, however for more traditional buyers a manual version was also available. Most Princesses were finished in two-tone paint body colours, interiors were trimmed in the finest materials including leather and walnut veneers. The Princess 3 Litre became a MkII in 1961, in line with the rest of the range.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
2912ccS6 OHVBMC C-Series83.36mm x 88.9mm

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
105 mph16.9 s0 s18 mpg0 bhp 0

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