1976 Vanden Plas 1500

Make: Vanden Plas
Model: 1500
Year: 1976
Registration Number: OPA 725R
Chassis Number: VF4SJ-284650A
Engine Number: 14H604AK-H1682
Commission Number: V67H4S5951A
Transmission: Automatic
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Road Tax Exempt


Vanden Plas has a long history of providing high class coachwork on a variety of motor cars stretching back to before the first world war. In 1946 they began a long association with Austin, building a series of luxury models on standard Austin chassis, and eventually became a subsidiary of the Longbridge giant. With just three previous owners, this now rare luxury family Vanden Plas 1500 is an ideal candidate for improvement. The bodywork and underside are described as being solid and straight but the paintwork however does have some surface rust and should ideally be resprayed. The chrome bumpers and wheel trims are suffering with the same fault. The brown leather upholstery is not perfect and some of the walnut veneer needs attention. Mechanically, the cooling system has been flushed and a new water pump fitted, and the petrol tank has been cleaned, but the braking system requires some attention. Having been dry-stored since 2007, this Vanden Plas is obviously a restoration project. The vendor tells us that a boot full of spare parts is included in the sale, as well as the V5C registration certificate.