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 Post subject: Vanden Plas 1100/1300/1500
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:16 am 
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Badge engineering with a nice nose and and a pleasant interior: this is the 1100 and the 1300


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 Post subject: Re: Vanden Plas 1100/1300/1500
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:29 am 
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1500.


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 Post subject: The demise of Vanden Plas
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:44 am 
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A Daimler Double Six is an expensive Jaguar XJ12
A Daimler Double Six VandenPlas is an expensive Daimler Double Six.
So few people saw the point, when it arrived in 1973.
It became the series II, and then became a Jaguar version.


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 Post subject: Re: Daimler Double Six Vanden Plas
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:47 am 
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Somehow a prototype Double Six Vandenplas Coupé Series 2 escaped the shredder (usually the fate of prototypes).


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 Post subject: Re: Daimler Double Six Vanden Plas
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:00 am 
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Come on, Rob. You know this is by far no coachbuilding anymore. The abuse of such a great name... It's a disgrace.
I consider moving this to the OFF TOPIC section, where we can also discuss the Fords Scorpio Ghia, Mondeo Ghia, Escort Ghia and Focus Vignale.

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 Post subject: Re: Vanden Plas 1100/1300/1500
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:07 am 
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Basically it shows the demise of a once proud name as a badge, which then disappears. I do not intend to open a long series of pics of these cars, which are indeed not exciting for as coachbuilt fans.


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 Post subject: Re: Daimler Double Six Vanden Plas
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:10 am 
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See above, and yet we should be aware that many of the so called coachbuilt variants of cars by man great name also parade here, while actually being a standard car without any real coachbuilding going on....


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 Post subject: Re: Vanden Plas 1100/1300/1500
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:12 am 
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We could also start a thread to list cars that show the demise of the many other coachbuilders and how car makes have the guts to abuse great names by turning them into model name additions, badge engineering or simply turning the once great coachbuilding companies into slaves.
robgeelen wrote:
See above, and yet we should be aware that many of the so called coachbuilt variants of cars by man great name also parade here, while actually being a standard car without any real coachbuilding going on....

I know, Rob. If that's the case, feel free to point it out and make it clear to the audience.

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 Post subject: Re: Daimler Double Six Vanden Plas
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:48 am 
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Will do! Of course the revival of well known names of the past may also warrant a separate column, but so far they have been included in the profile of the old name. No I do not intent to bring up Ghia Ford Ka's etc. But I am sure you will be watching me... :eek:


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 Post subject: Re: The demise of Vanden Plas
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:53 am 
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Rob, I just renamed this thread: "The demise of Vanden Plas. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: The demise of Vanden Plas
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:58 am 
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I bow to superior judgement.


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 Post subject: Re: The demise of Vanden Plas
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:54 pm 
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I demise a bit more, Michael! This Austin was already a success in the 3 litre format based wholly on the 6 cylinder Austin Westminster. Then with the help of Rolls Royce, the Princess R arrived. It had a six cylinder 4 litre engine, and it certainly helped sales. Differnt rear end as well. It sold well outside the UK, in the Netherlands in particular. There is a funny Brockbank cartoon on this car and a Silver Ghost at the traffic lights, which I will look up.


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 Post subject: Re: The demise of Vanden Plas
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:29 pm 
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Different, from the Harold Radford creation, a very special customer requested both the 3 litre Princess as well as the Princess R to be built as a bespoke Shooting Brake. Normally this would have not been done by VandenPlas anymore, but for this customer they were obliged to do as she wished: H.M. the Queen, obviously.
This is the R.


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