1937 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1937
  • Mileage 
    46 624 mi / 75 035 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Country VAT 
    AU
  • Lot number 
    673
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Green
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1937 Bentley 4 1/4
Year: 1937
Make: Bentley
Model: 4 1/4
Body: 2-Door RHD
Odometer: Indicating 46,624 miles
Transmission: Manual
Colour: Green / Cream
Seats: 4
Description/extras:
- Sold new in London, UK
- Body by ultra-exclusive coach builders Gurney-Nutting.
- No expense spared restoration to the original specifications
- Full rebuild of its original engine
- New period correct leather interior

This Bentley Derby Gurney Nutting Sedanca Coupe was originally sold new in London, UK. Although official build numbers do not exist, it is believed that less than 20 Bentley Derby's received coach work from ultra-exclusive coach builders Gurney-Nutting. The quality and detail of these hand-built bodies commanded a premium of nearly double the price of a Park Ward bodied Bentley.

Owned previously by a prominent Bentley collector in Melbourne, Australia. During his ownership, the vehicle received a full ground up, no expense spared restoration to the original specifications. This included a full rebuild of its original engine, bare metal respray of its original body and new period correct leather interior. Today it presents in concours condition and would be home in any classic vehicle collection anywhere in the world.

First released in 1933, the Bentley Derby was the marques first model built under the new management of Rolls-Royce at the company's Derby manufacturing plant.

Rolls-Royce marketed the Derby to their existing clientele as having not the only the ability to provide a supremely luxurious and comfortable limousine, but also a dynamic driving experience. This was highlighted in 1936 when the 3.5L engine was expanded to 4.25L with sportier camshafts and improved suspension over its Rolls-Royce brethren.
A total of 1,234 chassis were produced with the majority receiving bodies from the coach building company Park Ward.

Sold unregistered

As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of vehicles, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each vehicle and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners. Lloyds Auctions sells these vehicles under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle. Inspection is highly recommended.

Lloyds stock #100961+1617
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