The origins of the highly skilled firm seem likely to be with Brussels' coachbuilder "Vesters, Inc.", which was first recorded in the press about 1914. About ten years later, in 1923, the firm of Vesters & Neirinck was listed as an exhibitor at the Belgian Auto Salon of that year.
They would subsequently maintain a stand at shows throughout Europe for the decades to come, highlighting their specialized coachbuilt designs for potential discriminating customers. Never a high volume coachbuilder by choice, they produced stylish designs for a discriminating clientele on many different types of chassis', including Minerva, Rolls-Royce, Delage, Delahaye, and even a Graham.
This supremely talented Belgian coachbuilder clearly recognized the appeal of the 41/4 Bentley. With an array of sophisticated continental marques from which to choose, they chose instead to build some of the most stunning coachwork of the late prewar period on the Derby chassis. Records indicate that Vesters & Nierinck built approximately 11 unique bodies for special order on Derby Bentleys.
The last body was delivered in 1938. The exact date of when the company ceased to exist is unknown.
Forum: Vesters & Neirinck
MARKETPLACE: cars for sale designed by Vesters & Neirinck
I am not a natural flatterer, I like to think that I "tell it like it is", politely I hope. So when I tell you that I am very impressed by the contents of your website, it is just not English politeness. I of course love the subject matter but you deal with it in an energetic and respectful manner. I am overwhelmed by the research that has gone into compiling the list of coachbuilders/bodybuilders for Europe and North America. I have never heard of the vast majority of them.
Congratulations on an excellent website.
- N. Maltby of Car Scene International
We use Coachbuild.com almost daily as our main reference source!
- Schloss Dyck Classic Days
We use Coachbuild.com all the time for references!
- Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
We are very impressed by your website!
- Bicester Heritage UK
We have 5218 visitors online