1934 Bentley 3.5 Ltr
Snippets: Twice a Lady of Diamonds: Ordered for Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, P, ayor of Kimberley, ounder of DeBeers Mines, nglo-American Corporation, frican Explosives and many other business ventures. The 1930s was a period of family tragedies for the Oppenheimers, n September 1933 his nephew Sir Michael Oppenheimer (son of Bernard) died in an aircraft crash on takeoff from Johannesberg. In February 1934 Sir Ernest’s wife Mary Lina Pollak died after a short illness, hey had been married for 28 years; in June 1934 Ernest’s brother-in-law Leslie Pollak died & in April 1935 Frank Oppenheimer, Ernest & Mary’s youngest son died after heart failure whilst on holiday in Maderia. The tragedies brought Sir Michael’s widow Lady Caroline and Sir Ernest together and on the 1st of June 1935 Sir Ernest & Lady Caroline were married, aking her twice a Lady which is very apt for the wife of two diamond magnates. In 1939 the next name shown on the chassis card is that of Stephen Richard Dean a solicitor at his office in Lincolns Inn, ondon whose clients included James Hope, st Baron Rankeillour of Buxton. In 1952 B130BL was with Commander Noel Hunt RNVR who during WWII was T/Lt on HMS Coriolanus trawler mine-sweeper. The tragedy Coriolanus was written by Shakespeare & is based on the life of the Roman leader Caius Martius who is given the name Coriolanus after his army defeats the city of Corioles.