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1937
Bentley 4.25 VDP
Ordered new by Harry Rose, very well known friend of Sir Malcolm Campbell and one of the “Bentley Boys”

This original bodied VDP tourer was ordered new by Harry Rose, very well known friend of Sir Malcolm Campbell and one of the “Bentley Boys” who competed so successfully at Brooklands and other venues in the late 1920’s and the 1930’s. Sir Malcolm had ordered is own car, B22 GA, from Vanden Plas and it seems that soon after this car was delivered, Harry Rose ordered a similar model! It was ordered to be painted Ivory with green leather. The car is pictured when new in “ Bentley, The Silent Sportscar” by Michael Ellman-Brown.

The car passed through a few ownerships in the UK, France and Switzerland before being sold to David Moss in 1977. He owned and retained the car in the USA until late 2017 when the vendor bought it and imported it back into the UK.

All import VAT has been paid and the car now merely requires re-registering at DVLA who may well be happy to issue the original registration number. The vendor will be happy to assist with this procedure if required.

The car retains it’s original body and engine and is now painted cream with a lovely green leather interior. It runs and drives well but will benefit from some light re-commissioning, as David Moss has used the car sparingly in the last few years, due to his advancing age.

The sale provides an unusual opportunity, as very few of these highly desirable “Malcolm Campbell Style” tourers were produced.

  • Chassis number B81 JY
  • Engine number Y2 BM
  • VDP Body Number 3501
  • Original UK Registration Number DXM 225
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