1937 Derby Bentley 4.25 Sports Saloon by Park Ward

Bentley Derby 4.25 Sports Saloon by Park Ward

Year: 1937
Chassis no: B120KT
Registration: ACJ 363
Price: £77,000.00

Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1937 Derby Bentley 4.25 Sports Saloon by Park Ward For Sale.

Registration: ACJ 363

Chassis no: B120KT

Engine no: Y2BN

 Unveiled to great acclaim at the August 1933 Ascot Races, the Derby Bentley was underpinned by a 'double dropped' chassis featuring all-round semi-elliptic suspension and four-wheel drum brakes. Powered by a more potent version of its Rolls-Royce 20/25 sibling's 3669cc OHV straight-six engine allied to four-speed manual transmission, the newcomer was soon christened the 'Silent Sportscar'. 

 Responding to increased competition from the likes of Alvis and Lagonda, Bentley gave its customers the option of a larger 4257cc engine during the 1936 season. Priced at £50, a comparatively modest sum compared to the cost of a basic chassis, the new unit proved so popular that the smaller capacity powerplant was soon dropped. 

 Nicely balanced to begin with, the Derby Bentley chassis proved more than capable of handling the extra power and torque. Of the 1,241 4.25-litre variants produced, just 46 were clothed by the Parisian coachbuilder Vanvooren. Highly influential during the 1930s (its patents were employed by over forty European rivals), Vanvooren looked set to become Bentley's preferred body supplier for the soon to be introduced 'Corniche' version of the MKV model until WW2 intervened.

 B120KT is offered in superb mechanical order, when looking through the invoices from marquee specialist Glen Grindrod it is clear to see that no expense has been spared and no bolt left un-checked. Also shown in the gallery is an excess of 10k spent at MAGGS vintage for the fitment of a high ratio (3.64/1) back axle and a brake and spring overhaul. All of these aspects combined together results in a truly remarkably smooth and well handling Derby Bentley.

 The body is a sports saloon design by Park Ward, finished in Grey over Cream it is a striking combination that has to bee seen. The paint finish is of a high standard and hard to fault, the quality carries onto the interior with all wood and leather being to a high standard.

In our showroom and ready for viewing.

 

Office 01375 379719

Richard Biddulph 07967 260673

Christoff Cowens 07772188037


We accept Credit/Debit Cards.
Part Exchange welcome.
Weekend & evening viewings OK.
Viewings by appointment :

Prestige House.
9 Globe Industrial Estate,
Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST

 

 

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Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1937 Derby Bentley 4.25 Sports Saloon by Park Ward For Sale.

Registration: ACJ 363

Chassis no: B120KT

Engine no: Y2BN

 Unveiled to great acclaim at the August 1933 Ascot Races, the Derby Bentley was underpinned by a 'double dropped' chassis featuring all-round semi-elliptic suspension and four-wheel drum brakes. Powered by a more potent version of its Rolls-Royce 20/25 sibling's 3669cc OHV straight-six engine allied to four-speed manual transmission, the newcomer was soon christened the 'Silent Sportscar'. 

 Responding to increased competition from the likes of Alvis and Lagonda, Bentley gave its customers the option of a larger 4257cc engine during the 1936 season. Priced at £50, a comparatively modest sum compared to the cost of a basic chassis, the new unit proved so popular that the smaller capacity powerplant was soon dropped. 

 Nicely balanced to begin with, the Derby Bentley chassis proved more than capable of handling the extra power and torque. Of the 1,241 4.25-litre variants produced, just 46 were clothed by the Parisian coachbuilder Vanvooren. Highly influential during the 1930s (its patents were employed by over forty European rivals), Vanvooren looked set to become Bentley's preferred body supplier for the soon to be introduced 'Corniche' version of the MKV model until WW2 intervened.

 B120KT is offered in superb mechanical order, when looking through the invoices from marquee specialist Glen Grindrod it is clear to see that no expense has been spared and no bolt left un-checked. Also shown in the gallery is an excess of 10k spent at MAGGS vintage for the fitment of a high ratio (3.64/1) back axle and a brake and spring overhaul. All of these aspects combined together results in a truly remarkably smooth and well handling Derby Bentley.

 The body is a sports saloon design by Park Ward, finished in Grey over Cream it is a striking combination that has to bee seen. The paint finish is of a high standard and hard to fault, the quality carries onto the interior with all wood and leather being to a high standard.

In our showroom and ready for viewing.

 

Office 01375 379719

Richard Biddulph 07967 260673

Christoff Cowens 07772188037


We accept Credit/Debit Cards.
Part Exchange welcome.
Weekend & evening viewings OK.
Viewings by appointment :

Prestige House.
9 Globe Industrial Estate,
Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST

 

 

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