Chassis No. VA 4100 was the last 4-litre chassis built by Bentley Motors and possibly the last WO Bentley built by the old company. A total of 50 4 Litre Bentleys were produced and this is one of the 39 short chassis cars produced.
The car carries its original coachwork built by Freestone & Webb Ltd and is a highly attractive 3 position DHC. VA 4100 is in outstanding original condition and is a car for the connoisseur.
The 4 Litre was introduced as a last ditched attempt to save the old Bentley company and was a rationalisation of the existing 6 cylinder cars. The new model had a 6 cylinder engine of 4 Litre capacity with a cylinder head designed by Ricardo. It shared the shorter 8-litre Bentley chassis and was not well received among the Bentley traditionalists.
Personally, having limited experience with 4 Litre Bentleys, I was very pleasantly surprised by the car’s performance, which is comparable to a Derby 3½ Litre Bentley but with the added pleasure of a vintage Bentley exhaust notes.
This is an exciting opportunity to acquire a highly original, attractive and significant WO Bentley at a fraction of the price of its 8 Litre relative.
S2 Type Saloon
Originally delivered to Switzerland
Car Delivered on 22.4.60 to RR Lillie Hall
Chassis Number B.425.LBR
Engine Number 212.BB
Body Number BT.0542
Radio 501 TA
This Bentley S3 #B124HN is a representative of the last generation of Bentleys with a separate chassis. The standard saloon coach with its twin head lamps and slightly lowered bonnet and grille is.....
In the fifties, when the motor cars were more and more built with monocoque constructions, the art of coachbuilding was disappearing. Freestone & Webb Ltd, who were specialised Rolls-Royce and Bentley.....