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Details about  1972 Austin Princess Vanden Plas 1300 restoration project

1972 Austin Princess Vanden Plas 1300 restoration project See original listing
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Item condition:
Used
Ended:
25 Jul, 2012 22:37:44 BST
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£405.00
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Item location:
York, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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eBay item number:
130731351615
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Condition:
Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Year:

1972

Reg. Date:

25/04/1972

Manufacturer:

Austin

Engine Size:

1,300

Model:

Princess 1300

Transmission:

Manual

Type:

Standard Car

Seats:

4

Colour:

Burgundy, Maroon

The car is my son's and he used it from 2006 when he bought it until 2010 when it failed its MOT test due to extensive rot in both sills. I cut part of the offside outer sill off to have a look and it revealed that both the inner and outer sills plus floor pan edges will need replacing. There are quite a few patches on the floors and inner sills already so the car really does need a full body restoration. The car runs and can be driven around the garden and I think that everything works (except the clock) although when I started it yesterday to photograph it there was a slight missfire so this may need looking at. It had 4 new tyres, a new battery and some other work for the 2009 MOT and was then dri ving well having covered very few miles since. The engine/gearbox is not the original but is a correct one I found and fitted (but did not re-build) as the one that came with the car seized up. The old engine and gearbox are with the car for spares. The outer bodywork is relatively straight (except the tops of the front wings which are rippled), bonnet, boot and doors are fairly good but the paint job is dreadful. The interior is all there and original including the carpets although these are very poor. Wooden trims will need re varnishing. There are some tears in the seat covers, particularly the passenger one. It was registered in April 1972 (V5C present and correct) so qualifies for free road tax. This is a complete car worth restoring, but it will need quite a bit of welding and a re-paint as a minimum so please bear this in mind. You are welcome to view before bidding if you are in any doubt. Remember, this is a restoration project so you will need a trailer to take it home!

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