1926 Bentley 3/4.5 Litre Vanden Plas Bodied Speed Model

An original bodied Vanden Plas Coupe with dickey seats. Currently in service here at NDR as our daily transport and hugely enjoyable. This is a very original example, unrestored, yet not unloved and quite charming retaining its original coupe coachwork with the enhancement of an original factory 4.5 litre engine.

The works records on file show that she was purchased new, with this coachwork by Sir Roland Gunter who subsequently purchased one of the two 4.5 Litre Bobtails which raced at Le Mans. Incredibly this vintage Bentley retains its original axles, steering box, chassis, rear axle and gearbox, the only deviation from the original numbered mechanical components being the engine which makes this car a very favourable long distance tourer.

A proper Red Label Speed model which lifts the spirits of driver and onlooker in equal measure.