1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre

Original Open Touring Coachwork

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1929
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Oxford Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Hall 3, Stand 1.02
Essen
Germany
Saturday 4th April 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Tel: +49 (0) 201 5233 1011/1012 Fax: +49 (0) 201 5233 1251
Viewing:
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