Discussion in 'Austin' started by erdk, Feb 7, 2010.
Based on a Pininfarina styling
Another nice one. Pity there' s no front/rear, but hey, I am not complaining
This is the Austin A99 / A110 Westminster model. The “Princess " was a version with special trim - later built by Vanden Plas.
BTW, these cars were not “based " on Farina styling. They were actually designed by Pininfarina, as were several lookalikes ( the Peugeot 404 to name one ).
I have to correct you a little.
The print shows an Austin Princess 3-litre Salonn, with coachwork by Vanden Plas. This model has a 6 cylinders / 3 litre engine.
The 1962 Princess 4-litre Saloon and Touring Limousine also had a 6 cylinders engine.
The two prints below (like the blueprint) are from a brochure, publiced in 1962 by the
"Austin Motor Export Corporation Limited".
Title of the brochure is: "Vanden Plas Princess"
Hey Pete-MJL - There is also a front/rear view... if you know, where to look
Vanden Plas 3 Litre Mk2 1961-64 classic car profile
or from top-level menu:
Classic Car Portraits ... prints of personalised car drawings by Graeme Jenner
P.S. I have scanned a few next cars, but now I need some time to edit them in GIMP. I must correct levels, contrast, brightness, and first of all: to glue them (they were usually printed on facing pages)
In those days, Vanden Plas didn' t design bodywork as they had done before. They created luxury versions of BMC models.
A bit more on Vanden Plas here ( coachbuild.com ) and here ( wikipedia )
Edit: Thanks for the link, Piotr !
Corect name of this car is Vanden Plass Princess 3-litre Saloon, as in the title of brochure. "Princess" is traditional name of Vanden Plass cars. Austin build A99, A110 and A110 MkII versions. This is Farina C-type family (with Wolseleys 6/99 and 6/110).
Separate names with a comma.