1936 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre

Park Ward Saloon

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1936
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Dark Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

COYS Auction - 'The Jaguar Legend'
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 17th July 2010 at 1pm
Registration Number: CXU 310 Chassis Number: B230GA
Following Rolls-Royce‘s takeover of Bentley in 1931, the first new Bentley had been the 3½ litre of 1933. Basically a sporting version of the Rolls-Royce 20/25, it utilised a shorter chassis 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 3½ litre with 90mph plus performance.
For 1936 Rolls-Royce enlarged the engine to 4,257cc. Retaining the 3½ litre‘s crossflow cylinder head, twin SU carburettors, twin fuel pumps and single coil ignition, power rose significantly to 126bhp, which allowed an almost 100mph maximum speed and notably improved acceleration. Otherwise the specification was much the same as the 3½ Litre, ie; a separate chassis, complete with