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About Vanden Plas

Vanden Plas is the name of a company of coachbuilders for specialist and up-market automobile manufacturers. It originated in Belgium in 1870 as Carrosserie Vanden Plas.

History

The company first appeared in the United Kingdom in 1906 when Métallurgique cars were imported with Vanden Plas coachwork. These were generally admired and in about 1910 Warwick Wright (now Peugeot dealers), a British motor company, purchased the United Kingdom rights to the Vanden Plas name and established Vanden Plas (England) Ltd. During World War I the company became involved in aircraft production and was bought by the Aircraft Manufacturing Company based at Hendon, London. In 1917 a new company, Vanden Plas (1917) Ltd., was formed. The company seems to have struggled to get back into coachbuilding and in 1922 went into receivership. The exclusive UK rights purchase seems also to have gone as in the early 1920s the Belgian firm was exhibiting at the London Motor Show alongside the British company.

The rights to the name and the goodwill were purchased by the Fox brothers who moved the company from Hendon to Kingsbury and built on the contacts with Bentley that had been made. Between 1924 and 1931, when Bentley failed, Vanden Plas built the bodies for over 700 of their chassis.

In the 1930s the company became less dependent on one car maker and supplied coachwork to such as Alvis, Armstrong Siddeley, Bentley, Daimler, Lagonda and Rolls-Royce. The company also updated its production methods and took to making small batches of similar bodies.

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4-door
5-seat
S6 12v 3.9L OHV M-4
89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp  251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft
   

Vanden Plas Limousine

4-door 5-seater limousine, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3909 cm3 / 238.5 cu in / 238.5 cu in, 89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

4-door
7-seat
S6 12v 4.0L OHV M-4
89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp  251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft
   

Vanden Plas Princess (1960)

4-door 7-seater limousine, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3990 cm3 / 243.5 cu in / 243.5 cu in, 89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft @ 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 138 km/h / 86 mph / 86 mph top speed

4-door
5-seat
S6 12v 3.9L OHV A-3
130.5 kW / 175.0 hp / 175.0 hp  296.0 N·m / 218.3 lb·ft / 218.3 lb·ft
   

Vanden Plas Princess 4-Litre R (1964)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3909 cm3 / 238.5 cu in / 238.5 cu in, 130.5 kW / 175.0 hp / 175.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 296.0 N·m / 218.3 lb·ft / 218.3 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 171 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph top speed

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Beyond basic auto insurance

In addition to having enough liability protection, there are some other coverages you should consider:

Collision: Pays for damage to your car resulting from a collision with another car, an object or as a result of flipping over. It also covers damage caused by potholes. Even if you are at fault for the accident, your collision coverage will reimburse you for the costs of repairing your car, minus the deductible. If you are not at fault, your insurance company may try to recover the amount they paid out from the other driver’s insurance company though a process called subrogation. If the company is successful, you will be reimbursed for the deductible.

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Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Reimburses you, a member of your family, or a designated driver if one of you is hit by an uninsured or hit-and-run driver. Underinsured motorist coverage comes into play when an at-fault driver has insufficient insurance to pay for your total loss. These coverages are required in 19 states, but available in all. It is important to purchase the same amount of coverage for uninsured/underinsured motorists as you have for liability to others.

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