X6-based : Vanden Plas 1800

Vanden Plas produced a variety of prototypes based on BMC/Leyland models. One of these used the Austin X6 as its donor car.


From the front, the car looks uncharacteristically handsome, especially considering its rather mixed parentage...

From the front, the car looks unchacteristically handsome, especially considering its rather mixed parentage…


Rear view shows the car to be virtually standard X6 at the back - apart from the Vanden Plas script on the bootlid.

Rear view shows the car to be virtually standard X6 at the back – apart from the Vanden Plas script on the bootlid.

Keith Adams

About the Author:

Created www.austin-rover.co.uk in 2001 and watched it steadily grow into AROnline. Is the Editor of Classic Car Weekly, and has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, Classic Car Weekly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, and the the Motoring Independent... Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasable adventures all across Europe.

1 Comment on "X6-based : Vanden Plas 1800"

Trackback | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Geoff Ellis says:

    BLMC management must have been very confused. Why didn’t they just stick a Rover V8 in an Austin 3litre shell and call it a Vanden Plas?

Have your say...