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Old 22nd January 2018, 06:46 PM
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1935 Bentley 3 1/2 Litre Thrupp & Maberly Sports Saloon.
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Some of you know I am a fan of the Derby Bentley. This is B118HK, and early 4 1/4 liter from 1936 and one of the nicest coachbuilt bodies i've seen by J Gurney Nutting.


























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The dash and switchgear are simply "classic" and breathtaking in their detail. Maybe this is a little "over the top" restoration where the restorer is attempting to improve on the original ? In my opinion, the 'reddish' colour perhaps not indicative of what the manufacturer had in mind, but I also look a little puzzling at the red piping and highlights of the upholstery. I don't think that this was intended to be in 1936.

Anyone, I shouldn't criticize what is a magnificently restored car. However, I can think of a few cars of that vintage that provide me with more satisfaction. Regards Styria
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The dash and switchgear are simply "classic" and breathtaking in their detail. Maybe this is a little "over the top" restoration where the restorer is attempting to improve on the original ? In my opinion, the 'reddish' colour perhaps not indicative of what the manufacturer had in mind, but I also look a little puzzling at the red piping and highlights of the upholstery. I don't think that this was intended to be in 1936.

Anyone, I shouldn't criticize what is a magnificently restored car. However, I can think of a few cars of that vintage that provide me with more satisfaction. Regards Styria
Indeed. In the description the car was originally blue. The red was done in the 60s if I recall.
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And here is B158LS, for sale here in Australia for AUD$150k. Being a late 4 1/4 liter, it is a nice example of the 'razor edge' coachwork that was popular in the late 30s. personally I prefer the earlier styles in the 3 1/2 liter and early 4 1/4's. Being a late car it has the overdrive gearbox (not an actual overdrive, but top gear is an overdrive gear).

Looks like the motor has been re-done at some point, a nice touch for the new buyer.
















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And here is B158LS, for sale here in Australia for AUD$150k. Being a late 4 1/4 liter, it is a nice example of the 'razor edge' coachwork that was popular in the late 30s. personally I prefer the earlier styles in the 3 1/2 liter and early 4 1/4's. Being a late car it has the overdrive gearbox (not an actual overdrive, but top gear is an overdrive gear).

Looks like the motor has been re-done at some point, a nice touch for the new buyer.

This one is simply exquisite!
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