1931 Bentley 4 Litre

4 LITER TOURER BY VANDEN PLAS

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1931
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    VF4019
  • Engine number 
    VF4020
  • Lot number 
    124
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green over Black
  • Interior colour 
    Green
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

-The Best Preserved 4 Liter Bentley

-Number 19 Of The 50 Cars Built

-Only A Dozen 4 Liter Bentleys Survive

-Matching Numbers Example

-Original and Never Restored

-Original Vanden Plas Coachwork

The Bentley 4 Liter was introduced on May 15, 1931 to compete with the successful Rolls-Royce 20/25 models. Equipped with a Ricardo-designed 120 hp six-cylinder engine and a four-speed transmission in what was basically a shortened and modified 8 Liter chassis, the 4 Liter provided many W.O. Bentley virtues in an altogether lighter and more economical package than the big 6½ and 8 Liter cars. Only 50 of this pretty model were made, as Bentley was put into liquidation a few months after its introduction. Only 12 are believed to exist today as quite a few 4 Liter chassis have been converted to 6½ or 8 Liter specification and encumbered with replica Le Mans bodies. Fitted with its charming and original Vanden Plas convertible body, VF4019 presents a very rare opportunity for the informed W.O. Bentley connoisseur to complete his collection with what is very likely the best of the very few remaining 4 Liter cars.

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