1937 Bentley 4-1/4 Liter DHC, Derby [Rolls Royce]

Price: US $235,000.00 Item location: Verona, Wisconsin, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Other Makes
  • Model: 1937 Bentley 4-1/4 Liter DHC
  • SubModel: Original Drop Head Coupe by Park Ward
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1937
  • Mileage: 25,500
  • VIN: B57KU
  • Color: Ivory and Black
  • Engine size: 4-1/4 Liter
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual 4 Speed
  • Interior color: Black Leather
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1937 Other Makes 1937 Bentley 4-1/4 Liter DHC Original Drop Head Coupe by Park Ward

This gorgeous 4-1/4 Liter Bentley DHC, has until just recently, spent it's entire life in Europe. With Provenance dating back to it's previous caretaker, the Earl of Tweeddale of Scotland. Mechanically superb benefiting from a recent install of the superior all-aluminum deturbulated cylinder head and related internal components made by Fiennes Restoration in England [February 2016]. This fine motorcar is swift and a pleasure to drive, operating at a constant temperature of 73 degrees Celsius [163 degrees Fahrenheit]. The dash board and all the gauges have been restored. It's factory original color combination of ivory and black presents itself remarkably well. There are no disappointments here. I only own the finest cars there are, and this one certainly is in that category.

Chassis: B57KU Engine: Z6BM. Coach Builder: Park Ward

Over the past 4 months, the following has been performed:

-New re-plated radiator shell and core replacement. As well as all correct hoses and clamps throughout. Calostat which controls the radiator shutters was also replaced with new.

-Repainted the air cleaner and replaced all the related fittings. Replaced the spark plugs, rotor, points and distributor cap and changed out all the fluids.

-Installed a new correct, more efficient deturbulated aluminum cylinder head and all accompanying internal parts. This car runs like a Swiss watch.

-Brand new chrome wheels hex caps (5) and chrome wheel weight covers(15) and repainted the spare tire cover and running boards. The entire car was then professionally buffed to a high gloss.

-Replaced the front carpet and the leather in the back seat. Even the door panels are leather in this car.

-Replaced the oil pump and the water pump with the correct rebuilt original factory parts. The oil pump is the high performance version.

-Undercarriage was professionally cleaned and then highly detailed.

-Replaced the light bulbs throughout, and yes the spotlight works.

In 1937, Bentley was owned by Rolls-Royce, and made at the Rolls plant in Derby England. They are referred to as Derby Bentley's. These cars were available in two engines sizes: 3-1/2 Liter and 4-1/4 Liter. This car is the more desirable 4-1/4 Liter, allowing high performance levels of speed. Yes it is fast!

Car comes with four manuals: 3” thick new Technical Repair and Assembly Manual, new Small Power Engines including the 4-1/4 Liter Bentley's by Rolls Royce,

Original factory Bentley Owner’s Manual for 1937, and original factory Bentley Handbook. The original rear luggage rack is also included with the directional and switch [which do work].

Note: Trying to photograph an ivory car is difficult. The photos all make the car appear white. However, I assure you it is ivory; its original factory ivory which is a gorgeous 'correct' Bentley color. One of the reasons I purchased this car was because is in looking at some of the other Derby Bentley's out there for sale painted in the most horrible color combos I ever seen, like bright yellow and two-tone light blue; I wanted a period correct attractive car that I didn't have to re-paint. Being mechanically sound made my decision easy.

In September of this year, the Bentley was invited to participate in the Ephraim Hill Climb & Rally in Door County Wisconsin. An invitation only event along side some of the finest car out there. I ran the course three times with flawless operation and surprising performance. The car took the People's Choice Award at the Sunday Concours.

The last photo is of my 1931 Peerless Master 8 Cabriolet. It is the only one in existence, and also for sale here on ebay motors, as well as: hemmings.com

Reasonable offers and interesting proposals considered. Tom Griffith 608-212-8774 Madison/Wisconsin