1935 Bentley 3 1/2 Open Special B147EJ
Sale price: £125,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 13.12.2013
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Car location: Bethesda, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
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|Model:||3 1/2 Open Special B147EJ|
|Drive side:||Right-hand drive|
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1935 Bentley 3 1/2 Open Special B147EJ for sale
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Chassis No. B147EJ. Reg No. ERE 776. Reduced to £125. 00.
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Douglas Dyas James. the 1st owner of B147EJ was the nephew of Henry William James who in 1880 founded the James Cycle Co of Birmingham to build Penny-Farthings. by 1892 they were producing lightweight racing cycles. In c1900 Douglas's father John Thomas James formed the Birmingham Rim Works producing rims for both cycles & motor-cycles. upon the death of John James in 1902 the firm was run under the guidance of Henry James. Douglas worked for both his uncle & his father in their respective firms before becoming involved in the Mining & Construction Industry. In the 1930s Douglas James was a director. as was his Uncle Archibald. of the Hamstead Colliery which in 1908 was the scene of a horrendous underground fire with the loss of many lives. A later owner of B147EJ was none other than H. R. Darby who not only wrote a book about Waltham Abbey but was the Vicar at the Abbey before he was appointed Dean of Battle (1970/75) & later the Bishop of Sherwood (1975/89).
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