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1934 BENTLEY 3 1/2 LITRE - €Auction

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The Sáragga Collection event, 20 - 21 September 2019. Estimate:50,000 - 70,000 One of only 13 Arnold-bodied 3½-Litre Bentleys Retains its original engine and bodywork Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motors Works manager at Derby, E W Hives, CH MBE (developer of the Merlin aero engine, who later was named Chairman of Rolls-Royce, Ltd), was tasked to design the all-new Bentley 3½-Litre. His personal notes read, answer to the moods of the driverBe driven fast with safetyTour without fuss and noiseControls, steering and brakes shall be light to operate and the braking shall be adequate for a fast carMaximum speed should be 90 mph, 75 mph in third gear The result became known as the silent sports car. Chassis number B119 BL was delivered to its first owner, A Rigg, in August 1934. Still wearing its original charming four-door sports saloon body, it features era-correct British Racing Green paintwork, with a re-trimmed interior in befitting tan leather. The handsome walnut instrument panel is highlighted by the large and legible speedometer and tachometer. In recent years, as documented sale prices validate, the Derby Bentley has come into great favour by all collectors, not just British car enthusiasts. Few pre-war cars carry more graceful coachwork, nor offer more fun behind the wheel, than the Derby Bentley. Um de apenas 13 3½-Litre Bentley com carroçaria ArnoldMantém motor e carroçaria originaisE. W. Hives, diretor da fábrica da Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motors em Derby, ficou encarregue de conceber o novo Bentley 3½-Litre. Hives iria mais tarde desenvolver o motor de avião Merlin, sendo também nomeado Presidente da Rolls Royce Ltd., sendo ainda agraciado pela Rainha Isabel II com o título MBE.Nas suas notas pessoais sobre a tarefa que lhe coube, pode ler-se: responde ao estado de espírito do condutor Pode ser conduzido depressa em segurança Viaja sem espalhafato ou barulho Todos os controlos, volante e travões funcionarão sem esforço e a travagem será adequada para um automóvel rápido Velocidade máxima deverá ser de 145 km/h, 121 km/h em terceira velocidade O resultado ficou conhecido como O Desportivo Silencioso.O chassis com o número B119 BL foi entregue ao seu primeiro proprietário, A. Riggs, em agosto de 1934. Hoje continua a ostentar a sua original e atraente carroçaria sports saloon de quatro portas, com uma pintura num correto verde British Racing Green e um interior estofado de novo num condizente couro creme. O belo painel de instrumentos em nogueira é realçado pelos grandes e facilmente legíveis velocímetro e conta-rotações.Nos últimos anos, os resultados de vendas comprovadas mostram que os Derby Bentley caíram na graça de todos os coleccionadores e não apenas dos entusiastas de automóveis britânicos. Poucos automóveis pré-Guerra têm carroçarias mais graciosas ou oferecem mais diversão ao volante do que os Bentley manufaturados em Derby.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pg19.

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  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 N/A
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • RefCode: TA1161056

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