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1974, Vanden Plas Princess 1300 Automatic

There’s a saying in English, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” and if there is one version of the ADO16 the phrase can be applied to then it is the Vanden Plas Princess...

...of course there were small alterations and updates but apart from the Mark II bodyshell, the 1275cc engine and the option of a factory fitted sliding roof or automatic transmission nothing really changed and there was no need for it to.

Today’s featured car looks very much like that in yesterday’s 1964 brochure but this is a 1974, Vanden Plas Princess 1300 Automatic – indeed it was registered in May, 1974, a month before production ceased. Finished in Damask with the Navy interior option it is a low mileage example, always garaged, rarely caught in rain and essentially unrestored; maintained in stunning condition, quite simply, “Princess Perfection”!

We are the only truly global ADO16 club with contacts and representatives in over 40-countries; our membership continues to grow and staggeringly our Facebook Group has approaching 2,200 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Damask Red, nice. My Morris 1300 is in the same colour.

mine will look that good ... one day

1964, Vanden Plas Princess 1100

We’ve recently featured a number of examples of the Vanden Plas Princess and indeed we’ll have one on our club stand at the forthcoming UK Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery...

...so we thought it a good time to have a look at a Vanden Plas Princess brochure.

Although announced in October, 1963 the eight cars of 1963 were pre-production models – it was January, 1964 before actual production commenced and our brochure dates from April of that year – aimed at, “The Smart Set”, boasting, “Interior Elegance”; quite simply, “Princess Perfection”.

We are the only truly global ADO16 club with contacts and representatives in over 40-countries; our membership continues to grow and staggeringly our Facebook Group has approaching 2,200 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Chris Switch Kirkbride

Had a beautiful 1966 VP 1100 with a factory fitted sunroof in Blue Royale.

They were absolutely luxurious.. and elegant. It's no wonder they were a successful car. We had the Austin version in 66. No comparison. I always thought the position of the rear overiders on the bumper created an opulent vision for some reason.

I see that Cilla Black had one. Saw it on the ITV programme showing her old lost cine films last week.

What a great brochure

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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery – 2020

It’s just over 4-weeks until this year’s UK Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery but our preparations have been going on for some while now...

...this is a rather unique show with live working encouraged by the organisers, and our stand will certainly have plenty of activity – the show has well over 150 car clubs, over 1.000 classic cars on display, a huge indoor auto jumble and extensive car auctions.

Our website and club magazine, The Connaught contains a discount code for advance ticket purchases if you buy before the end of the month – you can also follow the event here:

Facebook - @NECRestorationShow
Twitter - @NECRestoShow
Instagram - @NECRestortationShow

Come and visit us in Hall 5, Stand 470 – Friday 27th to Sunday 29th March 2020 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK...

....we’ll have three great Mark II, ADO16 versions on display

Richard’s 1968, Morris 1300 Automatic which has been with him since 2008 and although always a very tidy looking car has recently had welding work completed and is now partially stripped ahead of re-painting – we might be removing stubborn bumper bolts!

Recently purchased is Chris’s 1969, Vanden Plas Princess 1300; body work repairs are ongoing but the car hasn’t been MOT’d since 1987 – at the show we’ll be attempting to get the car running.

Affectionately known as Hattie is Mark’s 1971, Austin 1300 Countryman; bought in 2001 but sat for 15-years before restoration began, welding is now complete and next is to replace the front screen rubber – at the show!

We are the only truly global ADO16 club with contacts and representatives in over 40-countries; our membership continues to grow and staggeringly our Facebook Group has approaching 2,200 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Longbridge motor spares will be there all weekend on stall AJ192 if anyone needs anything bringing along

Update from France - The Restoration of Johnny (The Morris)

Neil in France continues to make progress with the restoration of his 1972, Morris 1100, affectionately known as Johnny (The Morris)...

...computer issues mean that Neil lost a number of his latest progress images but he is still able to show us that the rear subframe has been installed – indeed so too the fuel tank and rear running gear which in turn has led to Neil being able to pump up Johnny’s suspension...

...we said there had been progress!

We are the only truly global ADO16 club with contacts and representatives in over 40-countries, including of course France; our membership continues to grow and staggeringly our Facebook Group has approaching 2,200 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-join
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Update from France - The Restoration of Johnny (The Morris)Neil in France continues to make progress with the restoration of his 1972, Morris 1100, affectionately known as Johnny (The Morris)......computer issues mean that Neil lost a number of his latest progress images but he is still able to show us that the rear subframe has been installed – indeed so too the fuel tank and rear running gear which in turn has led to Neil being able to pump up Johnny’s suspension......we said there had been progress!
We are the only truly global ADO16 club with contacts and representatives in over 40-countries, including of course France; our membership continues to grow and staggeringly our Facebook Group has approaching 2,200 members! You can join the only ADO16 club with a FREE membership level here: www.ado16.info/membership-joinImage attachmentImage attachment

This week's cover image shows a pair of the IMV Austin 1300 - the image comes from Dalibor in Serbia but it's a rare sight anywhere. ... See MoreSee Less

This weeks cover image shows a pair of the IMV Austin 1300 - the image comes from Dalibor in Serbia but its a rare sight anywhere.
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