1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Cabriolet

Coachwork by Vanvooren
Estimate: £450,000 - £600,000
SOLD £517,500
Chassis: B160 MR
Engine: Y6 BP (see 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. The original unrestored engine crankcase accompanies the sale of the car.

✱ Please note that this lot is UK registered and has a DVLA-issued V5C.

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

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


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