<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K

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Lot 128
1936 BENTLEY 4¼ LITER TOURER
Coachwork by Horsfield of Halifax

Sold for US$ 104,500 inc. premium
1936 BENTLEY 4¼ LITER TOURER
Coachwork by Horsfield of Halifax

Chassis no. B 49 GP
Engine no. U 2 5K
4,257cc 6-Cylinder Overhead Valve Engine
Twin SU Side-Draft Carburetors
100hp (Approximate)
4-Speed Synchromesh Transmission
4-Wheel Servo Boosted Mechanical Brakes

*Sporting example of the "Silent Sports Car"
*Attractive Vanden Plas style coachwork
*4¼ Bentleys are easy to drive and have great performance
*Inexpensive entry into the world of vintage Bentley motoring


THE DERBY BENTLEY

By the end of the 1930s the Derby Bentley, introduced towards the beginning of that decade following the firm's take-over by Rolls-Royce, had undergone a number of significant developments. Not the least of which was in 1936, when an increase in bore size upped the capacity to 4,257cc, a move that coincided with the adoption of superior Halls Metal bearings. This new engine was shared with the equivalent Rolls-Royce – the 25/30hp – and, as had been the case with the preceding 3½-Liter model, it enjoyed a superior specification in Bentley form, boasting twin SU carburetors, raised compression ratio and a more sporting camshaft. Thus the new 4¼-Liter model offered more power than before while retaining the well-proven chassis with its faultless gear-change and servo-assisted brakes. It was the construction of modern highways in Continental Europe, enabling cars to travel at sustained high speeds that had prompted the introduction of the Halls Metal bearings. It would lead eventually to the adoption of an overdrive gearbox and improved lubrication system on Bentley's peerless Grand Routier, improvements which coincided with the introduction of the M-Series cars in 1939.

The Derby Bentley was, of course, an exclusively coachbuilt automobile. Of the 2,442 manufactured, almost 50 percent were bodied by Park Ward in a limited number of styles.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Bentley 4 ¼ B 49 GP was delivered by Pass and Joyce to H.C. Bradley of Wolverhampton as a Park Ward Saloon, bearing registration number DRF700.

Though practical in period, the saloon coachwork was not the best to highlight the Bentley's sporting potential. Sometime in the 1950s the Park Ward saloon coachwork was replaced with the attractive Vanden Plas style tourer the car wears today. Produced by noted coachbuilders Horsfield of Halifax, the body is well made and skinned in aluminum, fitted with four razor-edge cycle fenders that complement the sporty character of the coachwork.

Extensive receipts indicate that the car was used regularly in England until 1984 when it was acquired by a New Hampshire based collector. While in England it was regularly serviced by the best Bentley specialists including Jack Barclay, HR Owen, Adams and Oliver, and British Motors in Paris. The Bentley lived in the same New Hampshire ownership until just recently.

Offered here in good running but older restored condition, the paintwork on the Bentley's body presents nicely and the Adams and Oliver upholstery is in good order. The balance of the car is in driver condition, what some prefer on a sporting Bentley. The car is offered with original receipts and the owner's handbook.

This Bentley offers a real vintage Bentley look and experience at a very reasonable price. Most agree these are some of the most usable, modern and easy to live with pre-war sports cars and with its light coachwork this should be a most enjoyable machine.
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<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K
<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K
<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K
<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K
<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K
<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K
<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K
<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K
<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K
<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K
<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K
<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K
<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K
<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K
<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K
<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K
<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K
<b>1936 BENTLEY 4&#188; LITER TOURER  </b><br />Chassis no. B 49 GP <br />Engine no. U 2 5K
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