Back to search results

1937 BENTLEY 4 1/4 LITRE - $195,000

  • Bentley 001
  • Bentley 027
  • Bentley 010
  • Bentley 019
  • Bentley 026
  • Bentley 020
  • Bentley 024
  • Bentley 011
  • Bentley 030
  • Bentley 037
  • Bentley 032
  • Bentley 031
  • Bentley 035
  • Bentley 036
  • Bentley 038
  • Bentley 039
  • Bentley 042
  • Bentley 043

- Chassis # B134HK
- One Of Only Two Closed Examples by Vesters & Neirinck
- Offered From Long-Term Dutch Ownership
- A Numbers Matching Example
- A Running & Driving Example For Minor Improvement Or Total
Restoration

Shortly after Bentley was acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1931, they introduced a new model, the 3.5-liter cars. These cars would go on to become known as Derby Bentleys, based on their production in the Derby, England factory. Against W.O. Bentley's will, these new 3.5 liter cars would shun the sporting reputation of the Bentley name in favor of a more Roll-Royce philosophy of quality and grace. They were originally fitted with a 3.5 liter straight 6 of Rolls-Royce origin but were hopped up a bit with the use of a sportier cam, higher compression ratio, and twin SU carburetors, making the engine good for roughly 110 horsepower. In 1936 the 3 1/2 liter was replaced by a 4 1/4 liter. In total 1234 4 1/4 liter cars were built and while a good majority of them were bodied by Park Ward, numerous coach builders sculpted elegant bodies to be placed on the Bentley chassis. The 4 1/4 liter was replaced in late 1939 by the MkV although some 4 1/4 liter chassis were still being bodied all the way into 1941.

The example on offer here, chassis B134HK and engine number E5BE, is a 1937 Bentley 4 1/4 liter bodied by Vesters and Neirinck. It is believed to be 1 of only 2 closed coupe versions bodied by the Belgium firm. It is a numbers matching example and has been under long-term ownership by a Dutch enthusiast. As it currently sits the car wears an older restoration and currently runs and drives but would benefit from minor improvements or a total restoration to restore the car to the glory it deserves. The car was originally owned by a Mr. Robinson who worked at a Rolls-Royce and Bentley importer in Brussels called Novarobel. It was his company car for a time and when he was given a new company car, he purchased B134HK for himself. He cherished the car for many years and kept good care of it until in 1960 when he was given yet another company car and determined that he could no longer hold onto the 4 1/4 liter at which point he sold the car to Mr. Klein Lankhorst of The Netherlands. The car has remained in the Lankhorst family since then. They have cherished the car and took good care of it.

Please visit www.LBILimited.com for many more photos and details. Worldwide shipping is available upon request. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @LBILimited #claimyourclassic.

  • 0 Miles
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 Manual
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • RefCode: TA1147052

Other Classic Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Cars for Sale

Bentley 005Sponsored Ad
1951
£48,950
MK 6
  • 78,900
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 Manual
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • Refcode: DIY1154738
Beautiful, drives faultless, has had all the TLC needed over the last 5 years, had a complete eng...
7
07584908908
View details
Ab1gpaext10Sponsored Ad
£175,000
Vanden Plas Style Cutaway Tourer
  • 0
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 Manual
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • Refcode: TA1152812
A very stylish, well-constructed, accurate representation of the desirable and well-loved Vanden ...
6
01248 602649
View details
Ab179jyext3Sponsored Ad
1937
£185,000
  • 0
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 Manual
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • Refcode: TA1142922
SALE AGREED An unusual & very interesting, attractive, practical four door open cabri...
6
01248 602649
View details
Ab85hmext5aSponsored Ad
1936
£128,500
Drophead Coupe
  • 0
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 Manual
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • Refcode: TA1145333
A handsome and correct car, smart, sound and running well.
6
01248 602649
View details
1936 derby bentley b200ga   2 x3Sponsored Ad
1936
£185,000
  • 29,647
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 N/A
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • Refcode: TA1147775
1936 Bentley 4¼-Litre Vanden Plas Tourer Chassis number: B200GA Registration number: CXR5 First r...
20
01375 379719
View details
1938 derby bentley james young sedanca coupe b72mr   2 x2Sponsored Ad
1938
£235,000
  • 9,000
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 N/A
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • Refcode: TA1147757
1938 Bentley 4 1/4 litre Overdrive James Young Sedanca Coupe. Chassis number: B72MR Registration ...
20
01375 379719
View details
Acj3631Sponsored Ad
1937
£78,000
Sports Saloon by Park Ward
  • 0
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 Manual
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • Refcode: TA1142025
Very well maintained by specialists. Large history file. A magnificent driving Derby Bentley w...
24
01732 590 547
View details
1936 4.35 ltr 3 position dhc by veth zoonSponsored Ad
1936
£POA
4 1/4 Litre 3 Position Drophead Coupe
  • 0
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 Manual
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • Refcode: TA1141493
During the late 1920s and early 1930s Bentley ran into grave financial trouble and by 1931 Rolls-...
1
0208 226 3040
View details
Ab97hmext29Sponsored Ad
1937
£77,500
  • 0
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 Manual
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • Refcode: TA1099029
A very stylish car, pillarless in construction (giving unimpeded access), Continental in design &...
6
01248 602649
View details
See all BENTLEY 4 1/4 LITREs for sale