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Bentley Derby Classic Cars (Uk) For Sale

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  • RefCode: TA1103020
  • Make: BENTLEY
  • Model: DERBY
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,937
  • Mileage (Miles): 90,000
  • Mileage (KM): 144,840
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Currency: GBP

1937 Derby Bentley 4.25 Liter Overdrive MR Series for sale. Chassis number: B-74-MR Registration number: GS8516 One of only 200 M Series overdrive cars built. This Derby Bentley 4.25 is fitted with the standard high ratio rear axle making for very long legged and rapid cruising at modern day speeds. The Derby Bentley 4.25 was re-bodied in 1978 to a James Young design as a two seater drop head, replacing the original Mulliner 2 door Saloon coachwork that had come to the end of its useful life. The aluminum coachwork is very elegant with a sweeping tail line giving a streamlined fastback appearance with the roof down. The Derby Bentley 4.25 has an easily erected black canvas hood that stows in the boot or behind the rear seats. The Derby Bentley 4.25 is finished in two tone mid blue over dark blue. To the interior is black leather matched with black carpets. The wooden dash board is recently refinished and contains the full complement of the usual instrumentation. Mechanically the Derby Bentley 4.25 is in fine order with the engine having been fully overhauled and rebuilt by noted Marque specialists, Ristes of Nottingham just 13,000 miles ago. The Derby Bentley 4.25 comes with extensive records from the last decades attesting to regular servicing and fettling. The engine starts readily and is a quiet powerful unit. This, combined with the light weight coachwork makes it a fast touring car well suited to rallies and long distance travel. .. A gallery of large high-resolution pictures may be viewed on our website. .. Office 01375 379719 Paul 07955 588019 Richard Biddulph 07967 260673 We accept Credit/Debit Cards. Part Exchange welcome. Weekend & evening viewings OK. Viewings by appointment : Prestige House. 9 Globe Industrial Estate, Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST

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  • RefCode: TA1132286
  • Make: BENTLEY
  • Model: DERBY
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,938
  • Mileage (Miles): 44,000
  • Mileage (KM): 70,811
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Currency: GBP

Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1938 Bentley 4.25 litre MR 'Overdrive' Brougham de Ville by James Young For Sale. Registration: FGW 386 Chassis no: B38MR Engine no: This exceptionally stylish car is almost certainly the work of A.F. McNeil, the most influential British of coachwork during the great days of coachbuilding. He started his career with Gurney Nutting in 1919 and moved to James Young in 1937. He was still active in 1965 when he won a Gold Medal for the James Young Phantom V exhibited at the London Motor Show. B38MR was built for the London Motor Show of 1938 and is illustrated in both The Motor and Autocar show editions. It is also to be seen in the Jack Barclay colour catalogue of that year, the current livery of Green/Black can been seen in this catalogue. Although featured in the catalogue, this is in fact 1 of only 2 examples built. It is curious to note that whilst James Young, who incidentally were taken over by Jack Barclay in 1937, describe the style as a Brougham de Ville, the Bentley records however refer to the styling as a Barouchi de Ville. The car was originally envisaged by the designer as a Sedanca Coupé with a sliding top. It is obvious that this arrangement was not practical without raising the roof line. It is believed that it was originally equipped with a one piece tarag top which has now been converted to a three piece top to enable convenient storage in the boot. B38MR was purchased at the Motor Show by the Marquess of Dufferin and Ava who was married to a Guiness heiress. The Marquess kept the car until the outbreak of WW2 when it passed into the hands of R.R. Costain Esq. Mr Costain appears to have used the car throughout the war. Next the Derby passed to Sir Geoffrey Winterbotham in 1946 and three other owners are recorded until 1957. At this point the B38MR was shipped to America where she resided for 30 years until returning to the UK in the late 80s. Charles Howard supplied FGW 386 in the late 90s and since she has had extensive restoration works carried out which is heavily documented in the history file. All of the marque experts have tweaked and fettled this MR resulting in a beautifully driving and powerful car. Only 200 M series overdrive Bentleys were produced until the outbreak of WW2 halted production, to many they are known as the pinnacle of the Derby range thanks to the overdrive gearbox allowing greater speed with lower revolutions, the steering was also vastly improved with the addition of a Miles steering box. Thanks to recent works the paintwork is finished beautifully, the colour combination is certainly striking and finished to a very high standard. The roof itself is a work of art, you can leave the font completely open and exposed or cover this with the 2 side pillars and mohair roof. Also the three piece hardtop which easily slides together and fixes in place, with or without the roof the body lines are exceptional. When you open the doors you are instantly notice the beautifully designed interior. You notice more details in the cappings every time you look, the Connolly leather is beautifully patinated and well fed. This stunning and rare Derby truly wants for nothing, in our showroom ready for viewing. A gallery of large high-resolution pictures may be viewed on our website. Office 01375 379719 Richard Biddulph 07967 260673 Christoff Cowens 07772188037 We accept Credit/Debit Cards. Part Exchange welcome. Weekend & evening viewings OK. Viewings by appointment : Prestige House. 9 Globe Industrial Estate, Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST

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  • RefCode: TA1124445
  • Make: BENTLEY
  • Model: DERBY
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,936
  • Mileage (Miles): 37,000
  • Mileage (KM): 59,545
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Currency: GBP

1936 Bentley 4¼-Litre Sports Saloon by Freestone & Webb Chassis number: B-52-HK Registration number: CYX614 Ordered new by Famed Racing Driver Signore Gino Rovere; A noted Maserati & Alfa Romeo wheel man who competed in numerous events in the 1934 through 1938 years. Mostly he Drove Alf 8c's & Maserati 4CM Monoposto cars. The car was delivered new Via Folkestone to Turin in Italy. The Freestone & Webb body was originally ordered for a 3 1/2 litre chassis, but with the advent of the forthcoming 4.25 litre engine was instead fitted to chassis B-52-HK. Coachwork which it wears to this day. Pictures of the car appear in the noted tome "Coachwork on Derby Bentleys" by James Taylor. The coachwork is unusual in that it was a design originally produced for Woolfe Barnato for an 8 litre Bentley chassis. The design was then scaled down to fit this Derby Bentley. We have also in our time handled a Freestone & Webb Rolls Royce Phantom 2 with identical rear features. A beautiful chrome trim located along the door line accentuates the voluptuous shape of the car. This car has had extensive money spent upon it to put it into very fine mechanical condition. A full set of bills most from Fiennes engineering comes with the car attesting to a full recent engine rebuild completed by the last Belgian owner to whom we sold the car previously. Thus it starts readily & embodies the Moniker "The Silent Sports Car." The engine works are extensive & include: re-coring the radiator and a full engine rebuild, the crankshaft being reground, nitrided and re-white metalled. New parts fitted include the pistons and rings; timing gear bearings; crankshaft balancer discs; cam balance springs; cam follower springs and wheel pins; valve guide seals; valve springs; and a full-flow oil filter system. In addition, the carburettor jets and needles have been replaced; the flywheel skimmed and an exchange clutch plate fitted; the exhaust system replaced in its entirety; new brake servo discs installed; the rear brakes relined; front/rear wheel bearings replaced; and the rear axle rebuilt with a new high-ratio crown wheel/pinion and new pinion bearings. Turning to the suspension: the pins and bushes (two excepted) have been replaced and new shackle spacer washers fitted. Other works include rewiring the electrics, fitting flashing indicators and extensive re-chroming by Derby Plating. Recent works include spectacular re-veneering of the interior woodwork by noted specialists Silvercrest of Iver. One might easily be forgiven for mistaking as work having been performed by Purdeys. The wood is spectacular root stock burr walnut with a gorgeous semi matt satin finish. Likewise, the interior leather is brand new chocolate coloured hide in perfect order throughout. A gallery of large high-resolution pictures may be viewed on our website. Office 01375 379719 Richard Biddulph 07967 260673 Christoff Cowens 07772188037 We accept Credit/Debit Cards. Part Exchange welcome. Weekend & evening viewings OK. Viewings by appointment : Prestige House. 9 Globe Industrial Estate, Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST

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