Bentley 4.25 Vanden Plas for sale
1937 Bentley 4.25 Vanden Plas – Matching numbers – From Private USA collection
Dealer: Tom Hardman
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About the Bentley 4.25:
It was the Bentley Boys and their exploits that cemented the brand and became the foundation of Bentley’s heritage. The success of the marque at Le Mans and the adventures undertaken by a band of committed enthusiasts in The Blue Train Races of the 1920s and 30s still still inspires the company today. Furthermore, Bentley recently announced a celebration of it’s 100 year anniversary – a new model with roots firmly in this era. The Bentley Mulsanne W.O Edition by Mulliner shows the the company still embodies the spirit of those characters who so loved the brand in the early 20th century.
About this Bentley 4.25 VDP:
Harry Rose ordered this car brand new from the factory. He was a friend of grand prix racer, land and water speed record holder Sir Malcolm Campbell.
Campbell is a significant figure from the era not just for his well-documented achievements, but the fact that he lived to see old age when many other record breakers of were killed in the persuit of speed.
Sir Malcolm Campbell had ordered his own Vanden Plas Bentley (B22GA), and with imitation being the best form of flattery Henry Rose did likewise – he ordered a similar model. This is the Henry Rose’s car.
Rose’s car was to be Ivory with Green Leather, and is pictured in ‘Bentley, The Silent Sportscar’ by Michael Ellman-Brown.
Ownership of this Bentley was with enthusiasts in the UK, France and Switzerland, before being sold to David Moss in 1977.
Moss owned the car until 2017, keeping it in his collection in the USA. The current vendor acquired the car stateside and imported it back to our shores.
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“The sale provides an unusual opportunity. Very few of these highly desirable “Malcolm Campbell Style” tourers were produced.”
“Any Bentley with a connection to that fantastic era will always attract the interest of enthusiasts and collectors. This is one fine looking example with a great link to speed legend Sir Malcolm Campbell”