1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre

"Cut-Away Door" Tourer

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1938
  • Automobiltyp 
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Pewter over Green
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Incorporating The Excellence of Porsche
Brands Hatch
Kent

Sunday 25th May 2008

Collectors'' Items: 2.30pm
Motor Cars: 4.30pm

Following Rolls-Royce''s takeover of Bentley in 1931, the first new Bentley had been the 3ð Litre of 1933. Basically a sporting version of the Rolls-Royce 20/25, it utilised the shorter chassis of the stillborn smaller Rolls-Royce, code-named the Peregrine, together with a more powerful version of the 20/25''s six cylinder engine with new crossflow cylinder head. Producing 105bhp and mated to a four-speed synchromesh transmission, the 3,699cc engine provided the 3ð Litre with 90mph plus performance. This first of the Derby Bentleys was also notable as the first to be marketed as ''The Silent Sports Car'', such was its considerable refinement.
For 1936 Rolls-Royce enlarged the 20/25 engine to 4,257cc, the increase in capacity also being adopted for the Bentley which