Vanden Plas Princess 3-Litre mk II specification
As for original 3-Litre model except for:
Produced: Kingsbury, 1961-64. 7,984 cars built.
Engine and transmission: 120bhp at 4,750rpm; 163lb ft at 2,750rpm. Centre-floor change for manual-transmission car; optional power-assisted steering from mid-1962.
Chassis: Rear suspension with transverse anti-sway hydraulic damper, no anti-roll bar.
Dimensions: Wheelbase 9ft 2in; height 5ft 0.5in. Unladen weight (approx) 3,660lb.
Typical performance: (Automatic-transmission version) Maximum speed 105mph; 0-60mph 16.9sec; standing 1/4-mile 21.4sec; overall fuel consumption 18mpg.
Launch Price: £1,626
Distinguishing features from previous models: Longer wheelbase, rear suspension changes, centre-floor change for manual-transmission car and facia changes.
Derivatives: Car itself was derived from Austin A110/Wolseley 6/110 design. Princess R of 1964-68 was derived from the 3-Litre Mk II.
Fate: Discontinued in summer 1964 in favour of Princess R model.
Trivia fact: A small number of Estate versions were built using these cars as a base, including one for HM The Queen. At least one very elegant 2 door version was built as well.