Vanden Plas Princess 4 Litre R 1964-68
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Vanden Plas Princess 4 Litre R 1964-68 specifications
Engine (Rolls Royce)
6 Cylinder in line
Bore: 95.2mm
Stroke: 91.4mm
Displacement: 3,909cc
Valves: 12, pushrod overhead
Compression ratio: 7.8 to1
Carburettors: twin semi
downdraft SU’s
Power output: 175bhp at 4,800rpm
2,18 lb/ft at 3,000rpm

Maximum speed: 107.5mph
Acceleration: 0-60 mph 12.7secs
Fuel consumption: 14.8mpg

Borg-Warner 3 speed Automatic
Propellar shaft: open needle universal joints
Rear axle: live (beam) three quarter with hypoid-bevel final drive

Unitary, pressed steel

Hydraulic, vacuum servo assisted
Front: 103/4in disc
Rear: 10in x 3in drum
Cam & peg, 20:1 ratio
3 turns lock to lock
Turning circle: 40ft

Front: Independent coil & wishbone
Rear: semi-elliptic, leaf spring
Armstrong lever arm shock absorbers front & rear

Pressed steel 5 stud
7.50 x 15in radial tyres
(7.50 x 13in standard)

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 9ft 2in
Track - front: 4ft 5.8in
Track - rear: 4ft 5.2in
Overall length: 15ft 71/2in
Overall width: 5ft 8.5in
Overall height: 5ft 0.5in
Ground clearance: 6.7in
Kerb weight: 31.88cwt
Fuel tank: 16 gallons

4 Litre R Production 1964-1968
Built at Kingsbury: 6,555
Launch price: £1,994