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1935 Bentley 3 1/2 ltr Barker Drophead Coupe B168E

Sale price: £137,500.00 make an offer
Last update: 10.04.2014

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

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Bentley
Model: 1935 Bentley 3 1/2 ltr Barker Drophead Coupe B168E
Type: Other
Color: Blue
Engine: 3,669
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
V5 Document: Yes
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1935 Bentley 3 1/2 ltr Barker Drophead Coupe B168E for sale

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1935 Bentley 3 1/2 ltr Barker Drophead Coupe B168E Photo
  • 1935 Bentley 3 1/2 ltr Barker Drophead Coupe B168E
  • 1935 Bentley 3 1/2 ltr Barker Drophead Coupe B168E
  • 1935 Bentley 3 1/2 ltr Barker Drophead Coupe B168E
  • 1935 Bentley 3 1/2 ltr Barker Drophead Coupe B168E
  • 1935 Bentley 3 1/2 ltr Barker Drophead Coupe B168E
  • 1935 Bentley 3 1/2 ltr Barker Drophead Coupe B168E

A very desirable. original-bodied. handsome 'Foursome Drophead'. with lovely low-folding roof. giving a very clean appearance. The last owner has lavished a great deal of attention on the car in recent years. including a full engine overhaul. new cylinder head. upgrade to high ratio back axle. rebuilt wheels. stainless exhaust. etc. etc. and just last year fully re-painted to a high standard. Comes with a large history file. which includes documentation relating to the work above. as well as other invoices. etc. from several decades ago. A lovely car. driving nicely. and benefiting greatly from the high-ratio axle. giving very relaxed cruising speeds.

Chassis No. B168EF. Reg No. WG 3939. £137. 00.

Snippets – The Woven Wire Roof of Buckingham Palace: After being with R C Whitfield of Wallasey until 1944 the 2nd owner is shown as C W R Procter. a 3rd generation company director of Procter Wireworks – established in 1740 by William Varley –by 1884 the firm was under the control of two brothers John & Charles Procter. During WWI Procter Wireworks supplied the woven wire which was used as a bombproof guard over the roof of Buckingham Palace & during WWII they supplied the forces with Bailey Bridges and special wire mesh which was used as aircraft landing strips on soft & sandy ground! It's smallest but best known product is the “Little Nipper” mousetrap which was invented by J. H. Atkinson in 1897. By 1954 B168EF was back in Scotland (it was initially sent to the motor traders Rossleigh Ltd in Edinburgh) to be with D. H. Sharp of Balruddery House. Invergowrie. The Sharps were involved in the marine industry & in 1946 Mrs. Harold Sharp was given the honour of launching “Lunan”. a cargo coaster built by Hall Russell & owned by Dundee. Perth & London Shipping Co Ltd in which her husband was a director. Balruddery House was designed in the 1820s by D. Neave for James Webster who sold the estate in 1850 to David Edward who later sold Balruddery to a Mr White of New York. In 1886 whilst in Mr White's ownership Balruddery House was totally destroyed by fire & a new mansion was designed by the well known architects Wilson & Mitchell. It is not known exactly when the Sharps moved into Balruddery but there is a mention in 1929 of their grapes being awarded --Best 3 varieties. Best for bloom & Best “Black Hamburgh”.

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