The Vanden Plas Princess 1100 was based on the Austin 1100 (A.D.O.16).
It was produced from October 1963, and in later 1300 form, to June 1974.
In total 39,576 were manufactured (15,862 1100s & 23,714 1300s).
The painted bodies were made at Austin, Longbridge, Birmingham and later Morris, Cowley, Oxford and were then sent to Vanden Plas, Kingsbury, London where the interior trim was fitted.
The 1100 was fitted with the ‘A’ series 1098cc engine and the 1300 with the ‘A’ series 1275cc engine mated to either a 4-speed manual or A.P. automatic gearbox.
When introduced in 1963 the standard Princess 1100 saloon cost £895.
Factory fitted extras at that time included:
Sliding Metal Sunroof £48; Heated Rear Window £18 & Radio £40.
Automatic Transmission was introduced in 1966 at an extra cost of £92.
Model: Vanden Plas 1100
1st registered 1st October 1967
Painted Peat with Vanden Plas Champagne interior trim.
How Many Left: Vanden Plas 1100 (all years)
Licenced: 50, SORN: 24
Owned by Alex Mills
Connolly leather seat facings; Shag pile carpet; Reversing light; Twin front foglights; Special Hubcaps & Rimbellishers; Hand-crafted burr walnut facia, picnic tables & door cappings; Carpeted and trimmed boot; 4 cylinder, transverse OHV engine;
Engine Size: 1098cc;
Performance (0-60 MPH): 20.5 Seconds;
Top speed: 82 MPH. (1100 Manual figures)