1931 Bentley 4 Litre 4-Door Open Sports Tourer
Bentley 1931 4 Litre 4-Door Open Sports Tourer by Vanden Plas
1931 W.O. Bentley 4 Litre Four Door Open Sports Tourer
Coachbuilt by Vanden Plas
Chassis No. VA 4089
Engine No. VA 4095
English Registration No. EV 5330
Painted Royal Blue with blakc wings and gray Connelly leather. This car was totally restored from 1994-98 and was the class winner at the Bentley Driver's Summer Concours at Broughton Castle in 1998.
An exceptional car complete with the following:
Original complete set of toos fitted in the tray in the boot lid.
Late engine with fluted cooling manifold.
F-type gear box in electron (as fitted to Eight Litres)
Complete set of six sidescreens in perfect order
Full leather trimmed. New black duck tonneau.
Car, body, chassis and instruments are original in every respect with all engine and chassis numbers highlighted in white.
Tecalamit one shot lubrication system fully operational, to all shackle pins and important moving parts.
Hobson telegauge working and in perfect condition.
All new electrical wiring.
New stainless steel silencer and exhaust system to match original
New radiator core to correct pattern by vintage radiators, therno controlled vertical shutters.
Flying "B" mascot mounted.
Instruments all original including oil pressure, temperature, AT speedo, Bezel wind clock, Weston ammeter and special "Hawk Fury" altimeter as specified by first owner Mr. Ernest Wahl.
Copy of order sheet is with car.
Two Bosch horns. Twin coil ignition.
Bosch headlights and original sidelights and screen mounted spot.
Illuminated dashboard, rear indicator and brake lights within divers helmets.
Front seats on zinc plated runners. Secret storage under rear seat.
Six hides of Connelly leather used to trim seats and Wilton carpets fitted throughout including inside the boot. Leather map pockets in all doors.
Lockable bonnet flaps and running board box for extra tools.
Additions: New overdrive fitted to reduce revs and increase cruising speed in top. Also, full flow oil filter system fited.
Michael Hay "Bentley: The Vintage Years" page 227
Brian Smith "Vanden Plas Coachbuilders" page 147
Michael Hay "Bentley: Factory Cars" page 193