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1964-1968 VANDEN PLAS 4-Litre R specifications

1964-1968 VANDEN PLAS 4-Litre R specifications Classic and Performance Car

A brief encounter between Rolls-Royce and BMC led to the Vanden Plas 4-Litre R of 1964. The ‘R’ of the name was shorthand for the 3909cc Rolls-Royce six-cylinder engine under the bonnet of a modified 3-Litre bodyshell. The 175bhp of the all-alloy unit meant an easy car to drive – even without the extra refinement from the Borg Warner automatic transmission, power steering and servo-assisted front disc brakes. There was even more wood and leather inside than in the 3-Litre cars. Rolls-Royce even considered building its own version as a Bentley but then decided against it.

Production

  • Production:
    6999
  • Price at launch:
    £1,994
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,500
  • Price (good):
    £4,000
  • Price (average):
    £2,000
  • Price (project):
    £600

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    12.7secs
  • Top speed:
    106.0mph
  • Power:
    175.0bhp
  • Torque:
    218.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    15.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Three-speed automatic

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4775mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2794mm
  • Width:
    1740mm
  • Height:
    1499mm
  • Weight:
    1575kgs
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