Lot 9

2020   |   Passion of a Lifetime

1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Cabriolet

Coachwork by Vanvooren

SOLD £517,500

Estimate

£450,000 - £600,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

B160 MR

Engine

Y6 BP (see addendum)

Car Highlights

Highly Developed and Limited-Production MR-Series Overdrive Model

Spectacular Open Coachwork by Acclaimed French Coachbuilder Vanvooren

Provenance Includes Noted Collectors Ivor Silverstone and

Sir Evelyn de Rothschild

Beautifully Presented Throughout with Recent Work Carried Out by

P & A Wood

Featured in the Definitive Book Bentley: The 1938/1939 Overdrive Cars

Technical Specs

4,257 CC F-Head Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

Twin SU Carburetors

126 BHP at 4,500 RPM

4-Speed Manual Gearbox with Overdrive

4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Mechanical Drum Brakes

Front Solid Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and Hydraulic Shock Absorbers

Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and Hydraulic Shock Absorbers

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that the original engine crankcase (numbered Y6 BP) was replaced during restoration with another crankcase (numbered E5BDX) and fitted with the original numbered timing case cover.

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