Much has been written about Vanden Plas which has a long history but the Alvis connection relates to the British company Vanden Plas (England) 1923 Limited, based in Kingsbury, London. The company built more than 700 bodies for Bentley before they failed in 1931 when Alvis became a major customer.
Thanks to reasearch by Ernest Shenton and Chris Taylor, the archives have copies of many design drawings.
From 1932 to 1940, body numbers between 1753 – 1999 and 3012 – 3686 were allocated to over 400 Speed 20s, 25s 3½ litres and 4.3s and the odd 12/60, Crested Eagle and TA14 in saloon, tourer and Dhc styles.
our cache of press cuttings
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