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1931 Bentley 4/8 Litre    
Original Numbers
Chassis No. VA4079
Engine No. VA4081
Registration No. GX 9

  This car - updated
Chassis No. -
Engine No. -
Registration No. GX 9

(Updated with information from NDR Limited. Current owner / former owners, please come forward with further updates. - November 2017)
 
November 2017
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Found on NDR Limited website on November 3, 2017

4/8 Litre Blower Bentley
GX9, being one of the last genuine Bentleys built, left the factory in March 1932 with a Vanden Plas Drop Head Coupe Body.

The car was falling into disrepair in the 1970s, when acquired by an eminent overseas collector, who embarked on a major restoration including the installation of an 8 litre engine, and remodelling the car based on the legendary Bentley Old No.1, in her final guise as a Brooklands outer circuit racer. The current owner has further enhanced the car, both cosmetically and mechanically, vastly improving the performance by the addition of an original pattern Amherst Villiers Rootes style Blower unit (as fitted to the Birkin Blowers).

In her current form, she makes a perfect long range tourer and as the pictures confirm she has a remarkable presence, a truly stunning vintage sports car.

This car is for sale as of November 3, 2017

 
     
     
  Source: Neil Davies Historic Racing
Posted: Dec 05, 2017
 
     
July 2012
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Windsor July 2012

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'D Richards'
Posted: Oct 17, 2012
 
     
November 2010
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This car is for sale as of Nov 5, 2010 with Neil Davies.

 
     
     
  Source: Neil Davies Historic Racing
Posted: Nov 08, 2010
 
     
2008
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Bentley 8 Litre. Watch video here.

 
     
     
  Source: YouTube
Posted: Aug 19, 2008
 
     
2006
In Spain in 2006 / Owned by a BDC member
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  Source: Wim Kamper
Posted: Feb 23, 2007
 
     
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Chassis no: VA4079
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas

 
     
     
  Source: Pipo Aymamí
Posted: May 14, 2014
 
     
EARLIEST RECORD OF HISTORICAL FACTS & INFORMATION
 
Chassis No. VA4079
Engine No. VA4081
Registration No. GX 9
Date of Delivery: Mar 1932
Type of Body: DHC
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Type of Car: L
   
First Owner: BROWNSTONE N
 
     
  More Info: According to original Vanden Plas Coachbuilder records, this car was originally fitted with Body No. 1759 with a long drop-head coupe; black / red line; 3/1932.

Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "F/8126. Vanden Plas body no. 1759. Rebuilt as replica of "Old No.1" in 1932 form with new 8 Litre engine. Vanden Plas body no. 1759 fitted to ch. VF 4008."
 
     
     
  Updated: Jul 06, 2007
Posted: Mar 01, 2007
 
     
 
 
 
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Dec 15, 2017 - Info and photographs received from Hans Hugenholtz for Chassis No. KM3088
Dec 14, 2017 - Info and photographs added for Registration Nos. GP 31 & GP 401
Dec 13, 2017 - Info and photograph added for Registration Nos. YR 4575 & XP 8879
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