1929 Vanden Plas Open Four-Seater Tourer

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1929
  • Lot number 
    718
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1929 Vanden Plas Open Four-Seater Tourer Coachwork
Coachwork by Vanden Plas

As confirmed by Vanden Plas coachwork records, body number 1582 was fitted to a Bentley Speed Six, registration number GU 3070, chassis number LB 2350. Original specification for the body is listed as a 3-door, four-seater sports, with spare wheels and cycle type front wings. Following an accident in 1937, Clare Hay's authoritative work on vintage Bentleys records that GU3070 was presumably scrapped. Little is known of the history of this coachwork which has at some time been restored with replacement fabric body covering and woodwork repair. The seat frames appear original but unnumbered, and are well upholstered in red leather.

The body carries number 1582 which is stamped in the correct places. A good fitted hood and sidescreens are also fitted, in addition to running boards and rear wings. The vendors late father had planned to fit this coachwork to his vintage Bentley which never happened. A fantastic opportunity to purchase an original Vanden Plas body.