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This stunning Vanden Plas Princess R has spent several years with one of our regular customers in Scotland. The car was collected and driven to Strathhaven in 2008 and was sold by us as a good, useable original car capable of long distance touring. Since selling the car back in 2008, the Vanden Plas has had a staggering £16,000 taking the car to a beautiful standard and was driven back to us from Scotland faultlessly.
KYC 519D was taken to Lincolnshire to the country's Vanden Plas specialist for restoration work that included an engine rebuilt with new pistons and a rebuilt cylinder head. A new radiator was fitted, new engine mountings and replacement exhaust manifolds fitted. A full new exhaust system with new gaskets and hangers was fitted and an electronic ignition system supplied and fitted. Further mechanical work included a re-conditioned fuel pump, re-conditioned shock absorbers, re-conditioned power steering box, new kingpins, replacement master cylinder, new flexi hoses, complete lower arm bushes, new track rod end covers and re-faced brake discs. The subframe was removed, shot blasted and painted in Black gloss, new wheel bearings and seals fitted, new wheel cylinders fitted and a set of rear brake shoes and new copper brake pipes fitted.
Whilst the engines was removed, the engine bay was shot blasted and re-painted, a new under bonnet engine blanket supplied and fitted and the engine bay detailed. The body was stripped down, repaired as necessary and fully re-painted in Old English White. The sunroof was removed and cleaned, wheels removed and shot blasted and painted. The underside was treated with waxoyl and the original upholstery treated to a new headlining, new door cards, re-veneered door capping's and new carpets. The Vanden Plas was beautifully finished with re-chromed bumpers, over-riders and rear light surrounds.
Since restoration, the Vanden Plas has covered low mileage and drives faultlessly with a first class engine, beautiful smooth automatic gearbox and excellent brakes and handling. The car is very tight on the road having had a considerable amount of money spent on steering and suspension. The Vanden Plas presents superbly as one would expect having had such recent expenditure and is ready to use and enjoy.