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The 3 millionth post-World War II British Motor Corporation car was produced, a Vanden Plas Princess R saloon that was presented to the British Red Cross by BMC Chairman Sir George Harriman. A 3-litre Vanden Plas Princess with automatic transmission was tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1961 and had a top speed of 99.3 mph and could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 16.1 seconds. A fuel consumption of 21.1 miles per imperial gallon was recorded. The test car cost £1,467 including taxes.
Vanden Plas Princess 3-litre