Bentley 4 1/4L Vanden Plas tourer

The bare timber frame of the 'All-Weather' tourer is waiting to be clothed in aluminium.

The bare timber frame of the 'All-Weather' tourer is waiting to be clothed in aluminium.

Vanden Plas were responsible for a number of desirable and iconic designs of both closed and open coachwork. The four-dor 'All-Weather' tourer is on of these, and this example is on a Bentley 4 1/4L chassis.

The chassis and running gear has been completely overhauled in our Workshops, and the timber body frame has just been completed. As soon as we are satisfied that all the moving parts and mechanisms within the body are working satisfactorily we shall begin repanelling the new timber frame.

A view of the rear quarter of the car, showing the characteristic twin boot lid.

A view of the rear quarter of the car, showing the characteristic twin boot lid.