Articles tagged Ted Reich

Page 46 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, September 1990

Rolls-Royce and the 8-litre Bentley

It is well known that in 1930 Rolls-Royce was alarmed at the performance and appeal of WO Bentley's fine 8-litre model, which was in direct competition with its Phantom II Rolls-Royce. This was overcome by buying the financially ailing Bentley Motors in a carefully disguised deal, and later on by refusing to let WO use his name on a Lagonda he had designed. The closure of the old Bentley Motors...

Page 15 of November 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, November 1999

VANDEN PLEAS

VANDEN PLEAS SIR, I've been doing some research for the present owner of 8-litre GP5, the flamboyant Vanden Plas two-seater built for Lord Brougham & Vaux. The present owner wants to recreate the body, but we haven't managed to find a photo of the back of the car. The present Lord Brougham & Vaux has no photos or other details. It seems that Brougham & Vaux was in his very early...

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