Nine Bentleys gathered at Torre Abbey, Torquay for a tour of the Abbey, now run by Torbay Council, and lunch. John Bishop brought his newly-acquired Derby Brougham de Ville, of which more below.

Brougham de Ville

Making its first appearance at a Western Region event is this 1938 4¼ "Barouche de Ville" by James Young. Needless to say, it generated much interest, being one of possibly only two Bentleys made with this body. Some discussion ensued concerning fine distinctions as between Brougham, Barouche and Sedanca coupe, but no definitive conclusions were reached.

The abbey interior

Apologies for my rather inept attempt to mitigate the high constrast around the windows in this picture.


The garden

The Spanish Barn

And, finally

For completeness, these are the original images from which the panoramas were constructed.

9 July 2015