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1976 Vanden Plas 1500 [ADO67]

1976 Vanden Plas 1500 [ADO67] in Top Gear, Non-fiction TV, 2002-2015 IMDB Ep. 11.01

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1976 Vanden Plas 1500 [ADO67]

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle

AuthorMessage

jrh1982 EN

2008-06-23 20:36

Vanden Plas

DynaMike NL

2008-06-23 20:42

Is this really the first on this site ??

Weasel1984 PL

2008-06-23 20:47

No - they are listed with Vanden Plas as make /vehicle_19913-Vanden-Plas-1500-ADO67-1975.html

DynaMike NL

2008-06-23 20:49

Ah, thanks Weasel1984, that's why...

lastinpurple ES

2008-06-23 23:12

What did they with it? (Please no crushing, Please no crushing, Please no crushing, Please no crushing, Please no crushing...)

J-2 ES

2008-06-24 00:08

lastinpurple wrote What did they with it? (Please no crushing, Please no crushing, Please no crushing, Please no crushing, Please no crushing...)


Jumped over 70 cars backwards...oviously got destroyed.


-- Last edit: 2008-06-24 00:08:16

lastinpurple ES

2008-06-24 00:45

damn! They have no respect to British Leyland's classics

J-2 ES

2008-06-24 01:06

And here┤s the footage of the stunt.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=CQkw0_Dy2rk

Firebird86 US

2008-06-24 04:58

Kind of reminded me of trying to jump the English Channel with a pogo stick! :lol:

Raul1983 FI

2008-06-24 10:28

why, oh why do they have to destroy rare old cars?? :(

twingoman EN

2008-06-24 11:09

The enquiry is complete

The vehicle details for RDV 761R are:

Date of Liability 01 01 2009
Date of First Registration 02 08 1976
Year of Manufacture 1976
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1485CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Licence Not Due
Vehicle Colour GOLD
Vehicle Type Approval null

G-MANN UK

2008-06-24 15:11

Raul1983 wrote why, oh why do they have to destroy rare old cars??


Because most people don't care about stuff like this.

-- Last edit: 2008-06-24 15:20:08

Raul1983 FI

2008-06-24 16:08

True but I bet that there are fewer of these on the road than let's say Ferrari F360's. I know that this car looks like a pig with a grille but it's still a part of automotive history.

G-MANN UK

2008-06-24 16:27

But you could say any car is a part of automotive history, no matter how crap it is.

-- Last edit: 2008-06-24 16:28:30

dudley UK

2008-06-24 17:42

It's a reminder of why the UK no longer has its own motoring industry.

chris40 UK

2008-06-24 22:41

Raul, if it makes you feel better ...
http://www.allegroclubint.org.uk/ :D
They aren't all dead yet. Someone, somewhere, is probably loving and preserving just about any crap car you care to mention; in the UK F-series Victors, Reliant 3-wheelers, you name it.

tali UK

2008-06-25 01:59

Love the rear picnic tables in these

TheJudge US

2008-06-25 23:24

I always thought British Leyland cars were all, bad (specifically in build quality)? At least that the mindset that I get from watching Top Gear..

lastinpurple ES

2008-06-29 14:40

TheJudge wrote I always thought British Leyland cars were all, bad (specifically in build quality)? At least that the mindset that I get from watching Top Gear..

Yes, the build quality wasn't very good, but I prefer an unreliable, but very interesting Rover SD1 rather a terribly reliable, but incredibly boring Toyota.

And, the BL-Austin Rover carnage isn't over yet, I think that they're going to destroy next an MG Maestro, more rare than the Allegro. I don't know if I'm going to be brave enough to watch this Top Gear season if they are going to wreck all these BL rarities

Ingo DE

2008-06-29 14:55

Raul1983 wrote why, oh why do they have to destroy rare old cars?? :(


They took a rare car indeed - but also a rotten one. Have you seen the wheel-arches and the side-bars under the doors? It was gone.
The Allegro-freaks would have mounted off some rare Vanden Plas-parts, but a full restoration would have been quite unlikely. For them a few single Vanden Plas-parts had more value than the whole car.

package delivery guy CA

2008-07-02 02:33

This was the UK's Cadillac Cimarron.

If the Vanden Plas was an Allegro you would have paid a lot less...

G-MANN UK

2008-07-02 19:32

I bet if Clarkson, Hammond and May ever saw this page, where some people are actually lamenting the demise of this and the MG Maestro, they'd piss themselves laughing! :D

-- Last edit: 2008-07-02 19:32:23

shiraqio67 UK

2008-07-30 17:15

In the magazine Practical Classics, Richard Hammond said that Clarkson, May and himself all enjoy filming with older cars more than with newer ones and any old cars that get smashed up are usually the worst they can find. I bet they got that Vanden-Plas off a scrapheap. The Mg Maestro may be rare but the one they destroyed had been painted by hand! Also the Triumph Dolomite Sprint that Hammond used in series 10 has gone to a specialist for a nut and bolt restoration.

scoobydoo82 US

2008-08-18 08:09

This is an Austin Allegro, with Vanden Plas trim level.

ecclefechan SX

2008-11-18 12:55

No matter how rare and old this is, I feel no resentment at seeing it get destroyed. Why? Because it's an utter monstrosity. The standard Allegro was ugly enough, but slapping a big ugly chrome grille onto it really made it into one of the ugliest cars ever made and by far the ugliest car of the era. It made the Austin Princess/Ambassador look like a beauty. The world will be a better place once every "Vanden Plas" Allegro has been destroyed! :lol:

lastinpurple wrote Yes, the build quality wasn't very good, but I prefer an unreliable, but very interesting Rover SD1 rather a terribly reliable, but incredibly boring Toyota.


The SD1 was a good looking car and performed well in V8 form (despite the usual build quality issues). The Allegro and more specifically the Vanden Plas most certainly was neither.

-- Last edit: 2008-11-18 12:56:39

paul4990 EN

2008-11-18 19:14

^ if its not your kind of car then dont be nasty

ecclefechan SX

2008-11-18 20:16

paul4990 wrote ^ if its not your kind of car then dont be nasty


It's just the way I feel about it. If you genuinely like this automotive abortion then by all means continue to do so.

TheHeartbreakKid15 EN

2009-11-30 02:19

Episode 1

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