1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Park Ward Pillarless Sports Saloon B78LS for sale
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A lovely example of a stylish. semi razor edge. desirable pillarless sports saloon. with the doors hinged to give unrestricted access when front & rear both open. In very good order throughout. driving particularly nicely with a sweet. crisp engine. excellent transmission. etc. Sound. with none of the door fit problems sometimes associated with this design smart. and with some useful maintenance history from recent years. A really good. ready to go car. MoT tested until September 2013. SALE AGREEDChassis No. B78LS. Reg No. BWP 633. £59. 00. Snippets: Inventors. Astronomers & Sportsmen In 1932 the first owner. C D Terry of Moseley had invented an “improvement relating to collision braking devices for vehicles” which he sold to Gardu Ltd for some £200. 00 in preference shares. By 1956 B78LS was with Gerald Leslie Sargeant at “Farthings” in Selsey (in 1967 the house was sold to the famous astronomer Sir Patrick Moore); when Gerald & B78LS moved it was to Weybridge in Surrey where. in due course. Gerald became Club Secretary of the famous St. George's Hill Tennis & Golf Club. The site of St. George's Hill was owned by W G Tarrant. designed by Harry Colt & opened in 1913 by Prince Alexander of Teck (brother to Queen Mary). A later sporting owner was Richard (Dick) Tindell who during WWII served with the RAF in the “Liberator” 40 sqd as a Mid Upper Gunner on a B24 bomber. It was the duty of the M-U Gunner to check out the taxi path of the liberators. both prior to take off and after landing. Dick owned B78LS for almost 30 years & his stable of vintage cars included a Lagonda & an Austin Healey in which he would often arrive at the Rugby Club in. A keen rugby & cricket player he was a member of Esher Rugby Club for over 40 years & later became their Vice-President. He was described as an excellent rugby player with “considerable pace & of startling unpredictability”!
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