A unique 1937, officially corrected, pre-issue "Derby" Bentley 4¼ Litre full de-luxe sales brochure  Formally the property of the late Mr Joe Williamson, of Rolls-Royce Limited.
Lot 47
A unique 1937, officially corrected, pre-issue "Derby" Bentley 4¼ Litre full de-luxe sales brochure
Formally the property of the late Mr Joe Williamson, of Rolls-Royce Limited.
£ 800 - 1,000
US$ 1,000 - 1,300

Lot Details
A unique 1937, officially corrected, pre-issue "Derby" Bentley 4¼ Litre full de-luxe sales brochure Formally the property of the late Mr Joe Williamson, of Rolls-Royce Limited.
32 pages (31 numbered) plus free end-papers, cord tied, cream stock card inner cover, doubled with heavy parchment outer cover and applied embossed non-standard Black and Silver Bentley label, 4to, with 10 tipped-in sepia toned plates, and a loose leaf Bentley Announcement regarding an Improved 4¼-litre Car with Overdrive Gearbox. The sepia plates depict Front and Rear Views of the 4-door Saloon : General View of the Chassis : Side Views of the Engine : The Sports Tourer (4 Seats) : The Four-Door Saloon
(4 Seats) : The 2-Door Saloon : The Coupe-de-Ville
(4 Seats) : The Bentley Special Saloon : The Bentley Streamlined Saloon : The 4-Seater Coupe.
The factory annotated corrections are :-
"Corrected Catalogue" penned in italics to front cover :
Mr. Wormald's name lined out from the Board of Director's list. Numerous over-prints on relating to the Brakes and Petrol System section, plus a written note relating to the not completed Wiring-Up data (Page 10), pencilled "poor photo" annotation on (Page 15) relating to the four-door saloon. "Price Increased" pencilled on the Bentley Streamlined Saloon, (Page 23), "West Riding" inked out on the Authorised Retailers for Yorkshire, (Page 26), inked in data on the Overseas Service for Switzerland and an inked in spelling change for Erdmann & Rossi in Germany (Pages 26 & 28). In excellent condition from long term storage. Overdrive insert shows ageing.

Footnotes

  • The labels on these catalogues were normally Red or Blue on the Overdrive model.
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