X6-based : Vanden Plas 1800

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

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

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created www.austin-rover.co.uk in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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1 Comment

  1. 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?

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