Erdmann & Rossi – Bentley 4 ¼ ltr. convertible (1938)
For sale is the reconstruction of this beautiful Bentley 4 ¼ ltr. convertible with a coachwork by Erdmann & Rossi. The original car was first presented at the Berlin International Motor Show. The coachwork embodied all typical Erdmann & Rossi features: “floating” lines, elaborate metal processing, and minimum clearance.
For many years, the vehicle shown here belonged to Victor Louis, a well-known Soviet journalist and presumed spy with excellent contacts to the Russian secret service KGB. In his Datcha in Bakovka near Moscow, Louis resided like a gentleman. He owned several vintage automobiles.
At the beginning of the 1980s, the car was carefully restored in its original colour green. It burnt almost completely in 1984, when a wooden garage erected by Louis went up in flames.
One of our licensees will reconstruct this vehicle for you true to the original on a historic chassis, and with a historic engine, as a world-wide one-off. We will be pleased to assist you in the acquisition of the chassis.
|Chassis||Bentley Motors Ltd., Derby|
|Body||Erdmann & Rossi, Berlin|
|Type code||4 1/4 Litre|
|Year of construction||1938|
|Constructio period for type||1936 – 1939|
|Length / width / heigt||4470 mm / 1750 mm / 1610 mm|
|Weight unladen||3,637 lbs|
|Engine / type||6 cylinder in-line engine|
|Power||129 HP / 3,800 rpm|
|Known vehicles||Individual piece in this design|