1965 Vanden Plas 4 Litre R Rolls Royce engine For Sale
Good all round condition for age
Paint is fair but a re-spray would bring it up to concourse and probably into the £20k bracket
Will come with 12 months MOT
I bought this car a few years ago, as I wanted to see if classic cars were for me. With limited knowledge and limited budget I wanted:-
A good solid car, with no welding required.
No major rust
Strong bulletproof engine that would not keep breaking down.
Tidy enough to turn heads but not concourse
Something I could tinker about with and slowly bring up to standard.
Well I dont think I could have chosen a better car.
Everything on this car is well engineered and well made; the 4 litre 6 cylinder Rolls Royce engine is bullet proof and runs like a dream, quiet and powerful.
She steers and brakes beautiful and holds great oil pressure and good water temperature.
Wherever I go in her people come up and comment how great she looks, it amazes me how many people knew someone who worked at the Kingsbury plant.
The previous owner commissioned the car well after replacing the sills and quarter panels. He renewed:-
Plugs/Dizzy Cap & Rota
The car has extensive history with many bills dating back to 1965. The original bound handbook has many notes made by the original owner and is a trilling read. See Pics. There is a complete list of her history at the bottom of the page.
It has original Motorola radio in working order.
Is fitted with the larger 14ich wheels with new radial tyres.
Full Webasto sunroof which flips back with the flick of a lever
Since I have had her I have fitted:-
New manifold, new down pipe and stainless steel exhaust system.
Rebuilt the power steering pump
I replaced the door cards, which were made of cardboard and vinyl with marine ply and real leather.
The car is by no means concourse and could do with a re-spray, she takes a good picture but in the light of day the paint does not look as good as it does in the pictures.
However she is as solid as a rock, obviously there is some cosmetic rust, dents scratches as you would expect with a 50 year old car. The worst panels are the doors and should be the task for this winter.
Bad points, these are the things which spring to mind by this list is by no way exhaustive:-
Could do with a re-spray to bring it up to concourse
Some stitching has undone on the seats (no rips)
Carpets could do with a good clean or replacing
Bottom part of rear and front valance is untidy.
Some of the window rubbers need replacing as its noisy at high speed.
I have the original chrome sill strips ready for fitting
And loads more small fun to do jobs
Date Detail Mileage
04/03/1965 1st Owner Dr Gwenddline Edith Clayden
03/03/1966 3 New tyres 16,281
17/02/1967 New Battery n/a
11/08/1967 2 New Front Tyres (India) 36,160
12/06/1969 New Gear Box, Silencer 55,510
08/08/1969 New Battery (Everide) 56,300
08/09/1969 New Owner 56,870
09/09/1969 New Power Steering 56,870
08/06/1971 New Battery (Oldham) n/a
19/03/1972 New Pads, Discs, 2 Front Tyres (Dunlop) 69,565
08/06/1972 New Out Riggers and rust treatment
16/06/1972 New Shocks Back
07/11/1972 New Shocks Front
08/09/1973 New Battery (Speedwell)
01/11/1974 Head Overhaul
15/07/1975 New Front Wings
14/11/1976 New Battery
10/12/1976 2 New Tyres (Retreads) 86,858
01/07/1977 2 New Tyres
17/08/1978 New Sills
25/02/1979 New Battery
26/01/1981 Inner Sills Floor Section, Chassis Box Section
29/01/1981 NSF Wheel Bearing, New Rear Brake Shoes 96,197
01/11/1981 Back Silencer, New Petrol Pump, Plugs
01/12/1981 New Master Cylinder
09/07/1982 New Battery
30/07/1982 New Front Shock Absorber, New Tyres
12/10/1982 Purchased by Kathleen Sargent
17/01/1995 New battery (Powertrain)
24/07/1995 Bardfield Garage valuation 100,320
13/11/1995 New Exhaust
25/11/1995 Purchased by Philip Johnes
14/03/1996 New fuel pump
14/03/1996 Speed angle drive
30/05/1996 Brake pads
01/06/1996 2 new tyres
22/06/1996 Rear leaf springs
05/12/1996 MOT 106,810
07/12/1996 Subframe mounts,Wish bone bushes, service 106,810
26/02/1997 Service 107,741
05/09/1997 Steering box, brake pads 108,942
04/03/1998 MOT 109,332
21/08/1998 New Radiator, track rod end, 14inch wheels
08/02/2000 Purchased by Alan Coney
14/07/2011 MOT 115,743
27/10/2011 Purchased by Me 115,890
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