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Austin Vanden Plas Princess Mk II 3.0 — 1963

A stately British aristocrat in original condition, with few owners, few miles, and a known history.

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"A scent of genuine British car craftsmanship, which is largely in original condition and well taken care of over the years. All documents indicate that it has only traveled 87650 calm km, most of which in Hälsingland, Sweden."

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"A scent of genuine British car craftsmanship, which is largely in original condition and well taken care of over the years. All documents indicate that it has only traveled 87650 calm km, most of which in Hälsingland, Sweden."


Since acquiring the car in 2021, the current owner has made several upgrades: the wooden interior has been renovated, the front seats have been reupholstered for better comfort and to prevent leather and stitching from cracking, front seat belts have been installed, the engine bay has been generally tidied up, the cylinder head has been renovated with ground valves, a new clutch and exhaust system have been installed, a new fuel pump and electronic ignition have been added, the alternator has been replaced (with an original appearance), the brakes have been completely renovated, with renovated calipers) at the front. The clutch hydraulic system has been renovated including the master and slave cylinders. Additionally, a new spare tire, new mat in the trunk, and new speedometer cable. According to documents, 7901 Mk II models were built between 1961-1963, with 467 of them being LHD. The color combination of Black with Champagne Beige interior and manual transmission was produced in 23 examples - the RHD/LHD distribution is uncertain, but it is not an ordinary car.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    87647 km 
  • Kw / hp
    88 / 120 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour


  • Mechanical condition:

    Starts easily and runs smoothly. All oils, fluids, and filters have recently been changed. Three-speed manual transmission with overdrive on second and third gears. The function is the original version with a tachometer and kickdown function, which requires some getting used to and technique. The function has now been simplified for modern traffic with manual operation of the overdrive function. All original parts are still available and included. Otherwise, the car appears to be functioning well and much has been repaired. The underside is in good condition with no signs of rust damage. However, the undercarriage was not thoroughly inspected during this inspection.

  • Interior condition:

    A lovely sober interior, Champagne Beige, with beautiful wood, well-preserved leather, thick carpets, pleasant lighting, and a picnic table. The headliner is also in fine condition. Of course, there are signs of use over 60 years, but a calm and dignified one. Ventilation windows front and rear.

  • Exterior condition:

    Solid black paint that appears to be in original condition. Chrome and glass also appear to be original. There are scratches, a few dents on the bumper corners, and hubcaps. It cannot be ruled out that there has been some repair during its 60-year history, but it is not noticeable or visible.

  • General condition:

    A pleasant classic in a British sober design with luxury ambitions, offering a restrained, calm, and stable ride. This example has a nice colour combination, has lived a quiet life, and received a thorough overhaul and update in recent years. Now it's time for a new owner to glide in a lovely 60s car with genuine Swedish history.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Itrafik 2020-03-26
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1963-07-02 (regbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1963-07-02
Senast godkända besiktning: 2018-05-19
Besiktningsbefriad: Ja
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: 4

Facts about the model

Modellen baserade sig på Austin A88 och senare A110, och karossen var ritad av Pinin Farina (senare kallad Pininfarina) och såldes även till Fiat, Lancia och Peugeot. Britterna använde denna karossform för modellerna från Austin, Morris, MG, Riley och Wolseley, och dessa modeller hade olika motorer, teknik och utrustning, vilket kännetecknade den klassiska 60-talsstilen.

Vår modell och version presenterades ursprungligen 1959 som Austin Princess 3 Litre, men från 1960 under eget namn, Vanden Plas 3 Litre. Skillnaden mellan denna och en standard Austin A99 var att Vanden Plas-versionen hade en mycket lyxigare inredning med rikligt med trä, skinn, tjockare mattor och picknickbord i baksätet. Exteriört hade den även en annan grill och mer krom.

Som en kuriosa kan nämnas att H.M. Queen Elisabeth II ägde en av endast sju tillverkade Estate-modeller, en trevlig herrgårdsvagn med bland annat plats för hennes Corgi-hundar. Modellen tillverkades mellan 1959-1964 i 12 700 exemplar. År 1964 kom en uppdaterad version, Vanden Plas 4 Litre, med en motor från Rolls Royce och modifierad bakdel utan fenor. Den tillverkades fram till 1968.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Huddinge

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Tore Thallaug
+46 705 90 23 65

Pick up

Collection must take place before: 2023-03-16.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

Auction information

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