Friday, 31 October 2014

Hooper Bentley 4 1/4 Litre

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis



The most beautiful cars to emerge from the 1930s were those that revelled in the luxurious, swooping art deco style, and this '39 Derby Bentley MX is a prime example. Bodied by Hooper & Co, it wears the last body to be built by the firm before World War II - a one-off design, complemented by a unique interior. It's just dripping with gorgeous details; the twin fuel fillers in the split rear windows, the teardrop door handles, the swooping arches... it exudes the sort of elegance that makes angels weep.

You can read more about its history here, and see more photos from Salon Privé 2014 here.







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