Thu, 23rd Feb 2017 13:15

Donington Park

  Lot 35

1974 Vanden Plas Princess 1300

Sold for £10,125

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: VPE804M
Chassis No: VAS239097M
Mot Expiry: Dec 2017

- One owner, two registered company keepers, and low mileage

- Kept in dry storage and not driven from 1981 to 2016

- Recently unearthed and MOT'd until December 2017

Supplied by Manns Garage Ltd of Chiddingfold, Surrey, 'VPE804M' was first registered on 22nd March 1974 to Dunbar Wharf Ltd of London. Although it remained with the same owner, it was re-registered to another company within the same group on 1st November 1998 following a change in company registered office. Placed into dry storage in 1981, it remained unused until recently being unearthed and treated to a service and MOT. Currently displaying 5,643 miles on the odometer, the accompanying service book stamps appear to verify its low overall mileage, following a speedo change in 1975:

Pre-Delivery Inspection (Graffham Service Station): 21st March 1974 - 42 miles
1st Service 1,000 miles (Graffham Service Station): 2nd October 1974 - Mileage not recorded
'C' Service 3,000 miles (Graffham Service Station): 11th July 1975 - 7 miles (New Speedo)
'A' Service 6,000 miles (Graffham Service Station): 6th July 1979 - 3,571 miles
'C' Service 9,000 miles (T&T Motors): 5th January 2017 - 5,643 miles

Vendor Condition Rating:

Bodywork: 'Very Good'
Engine: 'Very Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good'
Paintwork: 'Good'
Gearbox: 'Good'
Interior: 'Good'

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