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1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Overdrive Park Ward Sports Saloon B169MX

Sale price: £85,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 18.03.2014

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

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Bentley
Model: 1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Overdrive Park Ward Sports Salo
Type: Standard Car
Color: Blue
Engine: 4,257
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
V5 Document: Yes
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1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Overdrive Park Ward Sports Saloon B169MX for sale

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  • 1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Overdrive Park Ward Sports Saloon B169MX
  • 1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Overdrive Park Ward Sports Saloon B169MX
  • 1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Overdrive Park Ward Sports Saloon B169MX
  • 1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Overdrive Park Ward Sports Saloon B169MX
  • 1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Overdrive Park Ward Sports Saloon B169MX
  • 1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Overdrive Park Ward Sports Saloon B169MX

One of the rare and sought-after ‘M series' overdrive cars. this example has just returned from Japan. where it has been for a number of years. Originally registered just two months before the outbreak of World War Two. being delivered to its first owner in Huddersfield on July 7th. 1939. The car is in very good all round condition. very smartly finished in deep blue and grey. all correct in specification. with R100 headlights. Dunlop Fort tyres. etc. The car came to us in good order. but before sale will be fully prepared. serviced and MoT tested. Now back on its original UK registration number. FLK 968.

Chassis No. B169MX. Reg No. FLK 968. £85. 00.

Snippets – The Mills

Harold Thackrah Lyles was a 3rd generation Yarn Spinner & Shoddy Merchant. his grandfather George Lyles had started the firm in the mid 1800s & retired in 1885 handing the family firm to his sons Sam. Tom & Fred (Harold's father). Sam retired in 1912 leaving his heirs & his two brothers to carry on the family firm. The last generation to be linked with the family business was the 5th – this being George's great-great-grandson Tim Lyles (born 1951). in 2009 the firm of Lyles ceased trading after over 100 years in the mill industry. The term Shoddy Merchant refers to the process of grinding down old clothes & fabrics into a fibrous state which could be re-spun into yarn. In 1860 the town of Batley. which was the location for the Lyles mills. was producing over 7. 00 tonnes of Shoddy. Originally the word meant “inferior to the original wool” but is now taken to mean “poor quality”. Very little can be found about Harold apart from the fact that during WWI he served with the Royal Flying Corps and in 1959 he was a director of the firm of George Lyles & Sons. After WWII B169MX was with Meyrick Richard Meakin Williams. son of Sir Howell Jones Williams a building contractor. Meyrick had two older brothers – Howell Trevor Meakin whose father-in-law was Rev. W. Pollock-Hill (the first & only gentleman to win a 1 mile & a 3 mile race held on the same day – this record was done in 1890 & is still in force a 120 years later!) All 3 brothers served with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers with the middle brother - Arthur Ivor Meakin Williams - being killed in action during WWI. he is buried in Lechelle Cemetery. France. The Meakin family home of Pyrford Place dates from the 1500s with many fascinating owners & an extremely high ranking visitor namely Elizabeth I who gifted the house to Lord High Admiral Clinton (1512/85). In 1973 Pyrford House doubled as the home of Herbert Flay (acted by Peter Cushing) in the film “Madhouse” with the property being demolished in the late 1990s being replaced by the very modern Pyrford Place.

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