Charterhouse’s Upcoming Auction
“Ask any car enthusiast what is their dream vehicle and there is a pretty good chance they will say a vintage Bentley.” Commented Matthew Whitney. head of the classic car department for Charterhouse. “Finished in Bentley red, this stunning looking vintage Bentley has only come onto the auction market due to bereavement.”
The first owner of this 1934 3.5 litre Derby Bentley was a Harley Street Doctor, who sent the rolling chassis off to Park Ward for a coach built four door sports salon body. He kept the Bentley until 1957, although he stored the car during The Second World War. The second owner was also a Doctor, but it was the third owner in the early 1960’s who took the four door body off to replace it with an aluminum built body replicating the famous Bentley raced by Eddie Hall.
Now offered for auction by only the 6th owner in over 80 years, it has not been on the road for nearly 10 years. Carefully driven into its garage, it was put up on blocks and fully greased to preserve it. When Matthew Whitney was asked by the family to value the car, it was covered in a fine layer of dust, but with some fresh petrol and a battery the car was soon started.
For more information on this car, Charterhouse auctions, and other vehicles they’ll be auctioning on February 15th, visit www.charterhouse-auction.com.