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1937 Derby Bentley 4.25 Hooper Drophead.

Sale price: £240,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 18.11.2014

Car location: GRAYS, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Bentley
Model: OTHER
Year: 1937
Type: Sports/Convertible
Doors: 2
Color: Blue
Mileage: 86,137
Seats: 4
Engine: 4,257
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1937 Derby Bentley 4.25 Hooper Drophead. for sale

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  • 1937 Derby Bentley 4.25 Hooper Drophead.
  • 1937 Derby Bentley 4.25 Hooper Drophead.
  • 1937 Derby Bentley 4.25 Hooper Drophead.
  • 1937 Derby Bentley 4.25 Hooper Drophead.
  • 1937 Derby Bentley 4.25 Hooper Drophead.
  • 1937 Derby Bentley 4.25 Hooper Drophead.

1937 Derby Bentley 4. 25 Hooper Drophead.

Chassis number: B7JY
Registration number: DXV141
Engine Number: H6BD

Under Restoration & will be shown on our stand at Technoclassica Essen if not sold before. The car is quite close to completion.

Delivered April 1937 Reg: DXV141. Engine H6BD. genuine mileage 86. 37.
Described by Hooper as a "2 door All weather". Only car to design no 6718
Originally black. P165 Ellman-Brown 'BentleyThe Silent Sports Car'.
5 former owners. Large history file.

1st owner. one RL Jump. returned the car to Hooper after 1200 miles and less than 12 months. possibly because of his age( said to be an "elderly man") and the particularly low roof line may not have suited him.

Previous owner in California 1965-2009. Less than 6000 miles in 44 years and many years on display in a car showroom in Indiana. Because of the shrinkage in a replacement vinyl hood. rendering it unusable. I don't think it could have been out in the rain in that time!

1956- Correspondence with Bentley Motors evidencing work in 1949 at 33. 75 miles including "all work necessary at that time including reboring cylinder block. upplying and fitting new pistons. eplacement crankshaft and new bearings. ogether with attention to the slipper drive. tappet and rocker mechanism. starter motor drive. clutch. rear axle. rear shock damper links. petrol pumps. dynamo starter and such other items as required attention. " A long time ago but only 52. 00 miles ago. as shown by powerful. urgent engine and running gear.

Recent restoration:
Bare metal repaint in pale blue and dark blue fine coachlining - Malin Motor Bodies
All bright work replated -Vernon Moss. Brighouse. and head/side/spot lights restored - Vintage Headlamp Restoration
All internal wood. originally skinned in very thin lead and chromium plated. replaced with cast and polished aluminium.
Polished wheel discs.
New leather upholstery and matching carpet-Protectus. Selby
New mohair hood/wool headlining/hoodbag- Mike Scott/Dave Strange. Petersfield

In addition to the comprehensive cosmetic restoration. the car has been thoroughly checked mechanically & a myriad of small jobs attended to leaving the car in superb running order. The car has a very tight feel to it reflecting the low mileage from new & is going to be in impeccable condition when finished. We will of course conduct a full photo shoot at that time of the car resplendent in its new paint.

Office 01442 236711

Richard Biddulph 07967 260673
Adi: 07960 781930


We accept Credit/Debit Cards.
Part Exchange welcome.
Weekend & evening viewings OK.
Viewings by appointment :

Prestige House.
9 Globe Industrial Estate. br/>Grays. Essex. RM17 6ST

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