1929 Bentley 4 1/2 LitreOriginal Open Touring Coachwork
Year of manufacture1929
Car typeConvertible / Roadster
Exterior brand colourOxford Blue
Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Hall 3, Stand 1.02
Saturday 4th April 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
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2nd April from 10.00 - 18.00
3rd April from 10.00 - 19.00
4th April from 09.00 until start of sale
Collectors Auction at 14.00
Motorcars Auction 15.30
W.O. Bentley‘s automotive efforts were directed from the outset toward sporting motor cars. Success came quite quickly with the initial four-cylinder, 3.0-litre engines, which boasted four valves per cylinder and, a little later, twin spark ignition - both relatively advanced features in their time. As before the First World War, success followed at various racing events around the world: a team prize at the Tourist Trophy race on the Isle of Man and a victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The company was purchased by Woolf Barnato, of "Bentley Boys" fame. The Bentley Boys were the great Bentley drivers of the period with the princip