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Pennock Austin LWB Sheerline Princess Royal Limousine
Pennock Austin LWB Sheerline Princess Royal Limousine
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The car shown below is a unique Austin long wheelbase Sheerline Princess, built for the Dutch Royal Household.

In 1950 Queen Juliana of The Netherlands ordered Pennock to construct a six cylinder convertible. She had once been driven around in a lengthened Renault in Paris and decided she wanted something similar.

The Austin Sheerline Limousine DM1L (left hand drive) chassis was delivered by the Rotterdam Austin Dealer Stokvis & Sons and found it's way to Pennock by the end of january 1951. All drawings were lost but the final invoice from Pennock to the Royal Household shows that the car was completed in february 1952. This unique Double Convertible Town Car featured beautiful inlaid woodwork and flagstaffs in the front fenders.

The Dutch Royal household sold the car in 1958, because it was eventually considered too large. After 1960 the car was moved through several owner's hands in the United States, but was eventually found in a barn, where it had been standing still for a long period of time.

Recently the car was brought back to Holland by a Dutch collector, who tracked the car through the internet. The car was in a heavily used condition, but the new owner had it restored in 2015.

See video shot at Paleis Het Loo: http://www.npo.nl/kunstuur/15-11-2015/AT_2043122.



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