1934 Bentley 3 Litre Super SportsSOLD

1934 Bentley 3½-Litre Drophead Coupe

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To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM’s Amelia Island event, March 9, 2013. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Amelia Island.

Chassis No.
B203AE

Estimate:
$180,000 - $250,000 US

115 bhp, 224 cu. in. OHV inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel vacuum-assisted mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 126 in.


Period-correct Park Ward coachwork
Matching-numbers car with original tools, license plates, and manuals
Original Rudge-Whitworth wheels
Photo-documented $400,000 restoration completed in 2009

The 3½-Litre Bentley was introduced to the public at the Ascot Race Course in August 1933. To limit re-tooling costs, it was based on the Rolls-Royce 20/25 horsepower chassis. The new Bentley engine was reconfigured from the 20/25's 2¾-liter motor by increasing displacement and adding a new cross-flow head, twin SU carburetors, a higher compression ratio, and a re-profiled camshaft. The result was a fast, smooth, long-lasting, responsive, and excellent-handling car that was marketed as The Silent Sports Car. Well-received by the press and public alike, 1,191 were sold between 1933 and 1937..

Reference Number 211737

as of 3/21/2013

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Car 1934 Bentley 3 Litre Super Sports
VIN B203AE 
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