1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Single-Seat Racing

Cars from master watchmaker Doctor George Daniels, C.B.E., to be on display at Bonhams' forthcoming Scottsdale auction

The Scottsdale Sale
19 Jan 2012
Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Single-Seat Racing

On display at Bonhams' inaugural Scottsdale Sale will be select cars from the outstanding collection of Briton Dr. George Daniels that are destined to be sold in England in June at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. On preview in America will be two exquisite competition cars from this collection: The ultra rare ex-Works Le Mans entry 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C Long Chassis Spider and the highly historic, unique and pride-of-England Brooklands lap record holder and 1st place finisher in the Brooklands Six Hour Race and Brooklands 500 Mile Race, 1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre Supercharged Single Seat Tim Birkin Team Car. Additional cars from the Daniels Collection that will be offered for sale in June include the ex-Earl of Craven 1907 Daimler 45hp Roi-de-Belges Tourer, the ex-Brooklands All-Comers Plate-winner 1908 Italia 100hp Dieppe Grand Prix Racer, the 1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre 4-Seat Vanden Plas Tourer, formerly the property of the Maharaja of Bhavnagar, a 1954 Bentley R-Type 4.5 Litre Continental Fastback, and a 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series II V12 Roadster.

These two important cars, the Alfa Romeo and Brooklands Bentley, can be viewed at Bonhams' highly anticipated, first-ever Scottsdale Sale at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in the heart of sunny Scottsdale (near Phoenix), Arizona, on Thursday, January 19th.

For further information on the Daniels Collection, please contact: Malcolm Barber, Bonhams Group CEO: malcolm.barber@bonhams.com James Knight, Bonhams International Motoring Dept. Managing Director: james.knight@bonhams.com

To find out more about Bonhams inaugural Scottsdale Sale, including all the competition cars and tourers on offer, visit bonhams.com/scottsdale.


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