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Brooklands Motor Museum 21st September 2019 Sale(#41) 21/09/2019 9:30 AM GMT CLOSED

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    • ESTIMATE£17,000 - £22,000
    • Sold:£24,750
    • StatusCLOSED
    • Lot Number121
    • RegistrationOKB 725
    • Chassis NumberB501SP
    • Odometer Reading65,355 miles
    • Engine NumberB500S
    • Estimate£17,000 - £22,000
    • ModelR-Type Saloon (Standard Steel)
    • FE Cat descThe R-Type is the second series of post-war Bentley motorcars and replaced the Mk. VI. Essentially a larger boot version of the Mk. V. The R type was a development of the Mk 6 Bentley with several mechanical improvements such as higher rear axle ratios, the chassis and engine being carried forward into the later S class which remained in production until the Silver Shadow of 1966. As with its predecessor, a standard body was available as well as coachbuilt versions by firms including H.J. Mulliner, Park Ward, Harold Radford, Freestone and Webb and others. Even by this date, there was little difference (other than the radiator grilles and the carburation) between the standard Bentley R-Type and the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn, though Bentley was still the more popular sporting marque. Indeed, the vast majority of cars produced were Bentleys with some 2,500 units manufactured during the R-Type's run. During development, it was referred to as the Bentley Mk. VII; even the chassis cards for these cars describe them as Bentley 7's. The R-Type name, which is now usually applied, stems from chassis series RT. The front of the saloon model was identical to the Mk. VI but the boot was almost doubled in capacity and the engine increased in displacement from 4¼ to 4½ litres. This elegant example was purchased new by Lady Lever of Lever Brothers and has had only two owners in the past 30 years. The present owner purchased the car to relive the happy memories of his father owning an R-Type in the 1960s. This car was the best of many cars viewed by our vendor and was then bare metal re-sprayed by B & G Coachworks of Royston, at a cost of around £17,000, who can confirm that it was virtually rust and rot free, as it had been protected for many years having several layers of paint providing the weather protection (three of the four doors required no repair) and all rubbers were replaced at the same time. As the vendor is in his seventies, electric power steering was fitted which transforms the car into one finger parking! We are informed by the vendor that the engine is so quiet it is almost silent. This wonderful British classic comes with a full set of small tools and a set of large tools which are kept in the boot. MoT test certificates dating from 1993 accompany the car and these would appear to indicate that the current mileage may be correct. A quiet and very usable car, only being offered for sale due to ill health, at a fraction of the money spent by the current vendor.
    • ESTIMATE£17,000 - £22,000
    • Sold:£24,750
    • StatusCLOSED
    • ESTIMATE£23,000 - £28,000
    • Sold:£23,100
    • StatusCLOSED
    • Lot Number124
    • Registrationtbc
    • Chassis NumberB141LH
    • Odometer Reading70,269 miles
    • Engine NumberB189B
    • Estimate£23,000 - £28,000
    • ModelMk. VI Lightweight Saloon by H.J. Mulliner
    • FE Cat descThe Bentley Mk. VI was the first post-war luxury car from Bentley and produced from 1946 to 1952, it was also the first car from Rolls-Royce with factory coachwork but chassis were still supplied to independent coachbuilders. The chassis and engine went on to be used as the basis of the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith of 1946 and Silver Dawn of 1949. The factory bodies were made by Pressed Steel Ltd of Coventry and sent to the Bentley works at Crewe for painting and fitting out with traditional wood and leather. Those buyers with a more discerning palette and deeper pockets also had the option of using one of the many coachbuilders available at the time such as H.J. Mulliner & Co, a British coachbuilding company started in 1900 in Brook Street, London. The company prospered, being closely linked from the outset with the leading makers of chassis and practically with Rolls-Royce. Coachbuilding continued after the Second World War but on a reduced scale and, in 1959, an approach was made to Rolls-Royce which resulted in the company being taken over by them and eventually merging with their other coachbuilding company in 1961 to make H.J. Mulliner, Park Ward. This stylish Bentley Mk. VI lightweight saloon by H.J. Mulliner is one of 41 cars built to design number 7243, it was supplied new by the Bristol Motor Company Ltd, in August 1951, to W. J. Naylor (painting contractors) Ltd, based in Bristol. The car was ordered specifically without a sunroof and painted in royal blue. According to the registration document, this car only had two owners until 2000. In the mid 2000’s it was purchased by a Belgium gentleman who was a member of the RREC, he then sold it and it was registered in Germany. Now finished in blue and silver with the original blue leather interior, this Mk. VI lightweight saloon is supplied with the German registration documents and a set of the chassis cards supplied by the RREC. The Mulliner lightweight is regarded as one of the prettiest coachwork designs fitted on the Mk. VI chassis, so much so, Mulliner built a further 34 examples on the later R-Type.
    • ESTIMATE£23,000 - £28,000
    • Sold:£23,100
    • StatusCLOSED
    • ESTIMATE£45,000 - £52,000
    • Sold:£39,600
    • StatusCLOSED
    • Lot Number129
    • RegistrationLVM 24
    • Chassis NumberB50KM
    • Odometer Reading48,001 miles
    • Engine NumberB25K
    • Estimate£45,000 -£52,000
    • ModelShrive Special
    • FE Cat descWhen the Bentley Motor company ran into financial difficulties during the late 1920’s they were purchased by Rolls-Royce who created a new company, Bentley Motors (1931) Ltd. Under the stewardship of Rolls-Royce the new company launched the 3.5 litre Bentley model to instant success and universal praise. 1936 saw the introduction of the 4.25 litre model which replaced the 3.5 litre version. Both the chassis and power units for these models were popular bases for special models, giving potential buyers a great deal of choice in the look of their new car. This 1951 Bentley Special was one of 31 built by Geoffrey Shrive on a Mk. VI R-Type and uses a 4.25 litre Bentley engine. It is listed on page 281 of the book ‘The Crewe Cars’. In 2014 the vendor commissioned a restoration of this Shrive special for a road trip from the U.K to Lake Como. The vendor describes this Bentley as having the combination of effortless power and style. This four door tourer was built in the style of an early W.O Bentley and presents well in green. Presented to auction with a V5C registration document, this MoT test exempt Bentley special is a magnificent vehicle to drive.
    • ESTIMATE£45,000 - £52,000
    • Sold:£39,600
    • StatusCLOSED
    • ESTIMATE£48,000 - £58,000
    • StatusUnsold
    • Lot Number132
    • RegistrationFJ60 EBM
    • Chassis NumberSCBBA63Y7BC015299
    • Odometer Reading41,150 miles
    • Engine Number300221
    • Estimate£48,000 - £58,000
    • ModelMulsanne
    • FE Cat descBentley made Le Mans their spiritual home, especially having won six straight victories in the past and so it is no surprise, their flagship car should be named after the most famous bit of straight road in the world. The Mulsanne. This model replaces the hugely successful Arnage and was unveiled at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August 2009. The hugely successful 6.75 litre, as used in the previous Arnage was retained although now lighter and featuring cylinder de-activation and variable cam phasing to improve fuel efficiency. Customers had a choice of 114 paint colours, 21 carpet colours, nine wood veneers, and an incredible 24 interior leather hides. The thing about dealer demonstrator examples are that they are there to show off everything that model has to offer. Lucky then, that this is one of these rare examples offered at the Leicester Bentley agent. It is the pride and joy of the vendor and is superb in every way. It benefits from the expensive ‘Launch Pack’ with radar distance cruise control, veneered iPad drawer and picnic tables and additional minor gauges. Complete with the flying ‘B’ radiator mascot, it is finished in Brodgar (silver grey metallic) with a linen-coloured leather interior complemented with Highland Hare (dark grey) carpets. Additional options include stainless steel door pillar finisher, ambient interior mood lighting, rear view camera, TV, DAB Radio and 21" classic alloy wheels. Having covered just 41,150 miles, garaged and only ever cleaned by hand, it is therefore, obviously, in excellent condition throughout. Importantly, the service history is also beyond reproach. Bentley Leicester main agents of course, for the first four services, August 2011 at 10,363 miles, July 2012 at 15,915 miles, July 2013 at 17,856 miles and June 2014 at 19,748 miles. The next three services took place at Bentley Cheltenham in April 2015 at 22,560 miles, January 2016 at 29,585 miles and November 2016 at 36,309 miles. Finally, in November 2018 at 40,855 miles at HR Owen in London. The driving experience is like no other luxury car, the sumptuous interior appears at odds with the effortless power available and the ability to carry its passengers in ultimate comfort up to 190mph. It ticks all the boxes and is, frankly, outstanding.
    • ESTIMATE£48,000 - £58,000
    • StatusUnsold
    • ESTIMATE£18,000 - £21,000
    • StatusUnsold
    • Lot Number152
    • RegistrationLH54 AFK
    • Chassis NumberSCBBE53WX6C032987
    • Odometer Reading41,709 Miles
    • Engine Number014955
    • Estimate£18,000 - £21,000
    • ModelContinental Flying Spur
    • FE Cat descDUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AUCTION The Bentley Continental Flying Spur (2006 - 2013) is the second Bentley manufactured since Volkswagen Group purchased the brand in 1999, after the Continental GT. The Flying Spur is essentially a four-door version of the GT, with a longer wheelbase and greater length for more spacious rear seating. The two models are similarly priced and the Flying Spur carries the same twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 used in the Continental GT, for an output of 600bhp. It has a 0 to 60 time of a very impressive 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 195 mph. The steering column-mounted paddle shifters enable direct access to the six-speed gearbox when the ZF transmission is in sports mode or the car can be driven at a more leisurely pace in automatic mode. Twelve inches longer than the GT and sharing the same permanent four-wheel drive platform and twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 engine, although it must be said the Flying Spur is not just about eye-watering performance, the cabin is whisper quiet at any speed thanks to the silky engine and the extensive noise insulation measures that extend to double-pane glazing. This Bentley benefits from a full main dealer service history. To drive such a car is a memorable experience, when they have been cosseted in such a way as this example has it enhances the driving experience even further. The specification of a Flying Spur is exceptional with climate control front and rear, heated seats, electric memory seats and air conditioned seats. Finished in silver with black interior and supplied with a V5C registration document together with an Mot test certificate valid until 3rd April 2020 with no advisories. This has been an exceptionally well cared for example having had ten services throughout its life all at Bentley main dealers, the last one was carried out by Jack Barclay on 12th March 2018 at 40,410 miles. The ergonomics of a Bentley Flying Spur are superb and the interior is remarkably sumptuous with ample leather and wood. Without doubt this car offers exceptional value for money.
    • ESTIMATE£18,000 - £21,000
    • StatusUnsold
    • ESTIMATE£32,000 - £38,000
    • Sold:£36,300
    • StatusCLOSED
    • Lot Number170
    • Registration213 UYJ
    • Chassis NumberB29BR
    • Odometer Reading4,8460 miles
    • Engine Number14BB
    • Estimate£32,000 - £38,000
    • ModelS2 Saloon
    • FE Cat descThe Bentley S2 Saloon and Continental models all received a shot in the arm in 1959 when introduced at London Motor Show, the Rolls-Royce/Bentley straight-six engine was replaced by an all-new aluminium V8 unit. The more muscular engine, producing approximately 200bhp, was designed primarily to deliver more torque, but it also allowed the company to deliver a product more in tune with its rivals in export markets. Of course, there were many rumours as to what the origins of the V8 engine were but Rolls-Royce always maintained it was an entirely in-house effort. As before, the Bentley S2 was a badge-engineered Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II and was built to the same standards and luxury. The 6230cc unit installed in the S2 was smoothly powerful and transformed the Bentley into a grand tourer capable of running silently at speed all day long. Power steering was improved in the S2 but the General Motors automatic gearbox was the same as its predecessor and in fact Rolls-Royce continued to use the gearbox until the introduction of the Silver Shadow. This excellent 1960 Bentley S2 Saloon was supplied new by Mann Edgerton of Bury St. Edmunds to the Hon. J.P. Philipps of Dalham Hall, Newmarket in Suffolk. Recently it has been the subject to a chassis-up restoration, returning it to near new condition by Rolls-Royce and Bentley specialists P.F. Autos of Stoke-on-Trent. We are informed the car looks and smells as new with the only deviation from standard being the fitment of a stainless steel exhaust system, air conditioning and modern internals to the radio. Finished in the original colour scheme of Tudor grey with magnolia leather interior and beige carpets, this car was recently purchased by a specialist film vehicle hire company to feature in the new Walt Disney film, ‘Artemis Fowl’, which will be released in the Spring of 2020. Artemis Fowl is based on the first novel, in the series, by Eoin Colfer about a boy genius who discovers a subterranean fairy world and directed by Kenneth Branagh. This stunning S2 is supplied with a V5 registration document, a set of Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club supplied chassis cards, a file containing some invoices and a photo album containing a record of the chassis-up restoration. The MoT test certificate history shows that this car has covered very little mileage since 2012 and the recent restoration. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a beautifully restored Bentley S2 for a fraction of the cost of the restoration.
    • ESTIMATE£32,000 - £38,000
    • Sold:£36,300
    • StatusCLOSED
    • ESTIMATE£380,000 - £420,000
    • StatusUnsold
    • Lot Number183
    • RegistrationOX 8415
    • Chassis NumberXL 3114
    • Odometer Reading63,370 miles
    • Engine NumberXL 3116
    • Estimate£380,000 - £420,000
    • Model4½ Litre Drophead Coupé by Salmons
    • FE Cat descWalter Owen Bentley proudly showed his new 3 litre car at the 1919 Olympia Motor Exhibition, the prototype engine having fired up for the first time a few weeks earlier. This was the model which was to become a motor racing legend, with its classical radiator design and the British Racing Green livery, it has become the archetypal vintage sports car. Early success in the 1922 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy where Bentleys finished second, forth and fifth to take the team prize. However, by the mid 1920’s, the 3 Litre’s competitiveness was on the wane, together with the fact that too many customers were fitting unsuitable heavy coachwork led to the introduction of the 4½ Litre. The new 4½ model consisted of the chassis, gearbox and brakes of the 3 Litre model that it was replacing, the engine was, in essence, two-thirds of the six-cylinder 6½ litre unit. The new four-cylinder motor retained the same bore and stroke, four valves per cylinder driven by an overhead camshaft and having a combined block and cylinder head. This matching numbers WO Bentley 4½ litre was fitted with a Vanden Plas, four seat, open tourer body was supplied to its first owner, S K Thornley in May 1928. In July 1928, the car was entered in the Bournemouth Concours D’Elegance and shortly after, in September, he took the car to France to attend Boulogne Motor Week. In 1932, it was purchased by the owner of Salmons and Sons Coachbuilders, Mr. Fred Salmon, who fitted the current 1928 Drophead Coupé body that he had had especially constructed for his personal use four years earlier and had fitted to his American King chassis. Salmons Coachbuilders was started in the 1820’s building horse drawn carriages with their first body on a car in 1898. The firm remained in the family control until becoming a limited company in 1939, then renamed Tickford Ltd. in 1943. In 1955, the company became the home to Aston Martin after the David Brown takeover. This Bentley had a further four owners in the UK over the next twenty years before being exported to the USA in 1962. By 1981, it was back in the UK and is pictured in the definitive history ‘Salmons and Sons, Tickford Coachbuilders’ by Dennis Mynard (featured on page 72) outside Aston Martin following the factory restoration. The car was then purchased by our vendors father in 1984 and put into his collection of classic cars based in Wales. During his ownership, he attended a number of Bentley Driver's Club and Vintage Sports Car Club events as well as rallies in the South of France and competing in the Gordon Bennet rally in Ireland. The car has been fitted with an overdrive unit, effective in third and forth gears, to assist in cruising to the long-distance events. Finished in green with black wings, black roof and black leather interior, this 4½ has been kept in dry storage since 2012 and has recently been started and was driven for the catalogue photographs. This Classic ‘WO’ is supplied with a V5 registration document, old V5 registration papers and a file containing old MoT test certificates, work receipts going back to 1997, copies of old photographs of the car back in 1928 and after and a copy of ‘Salmons and Sons, Tickford Coachbuilders’ by Dennis C. Mynard. This is an opportunity to purchase a vintage Bentley fitted with a period body and sufficiently good performance to still be a practical car on today’s roads.
    • ESTIMATE£380,000 - £420,000
    • StatusUnsold
    • ESTIMATE£10,000 - £15,000
    • StatusUnsold
    • Lot Number195
    • Registration5382 IL
    • Chassis NumberLRH0041055
    • Odometer Reading140,475 miles
    • Engine Number0041055
    • Estimate£10,000 - £15,000
    • ModelSilver Wraith II
    • FE Cat descThe Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is a luxury car that was manufactured from 1965 to 1980 and was the first to use unitary body and chassis construction in response to concerns that the company was falling behind in automotive innovation. The original Shadow was 3½" narrower and 7" shorter than the Silver Cloud however the car managed to offer increased passenger and luggage space thanks to more efficient packaging made possible by unitary construction. Aside from a more modern appearance and construction, the Silver Shadow introduced many new features such as disc rather than drum brakes and independent rear suspension. The Wraith II is identified by all alterations found on the Silver Shadow II and additionally an Everflex covered roof, a smaller rear opera-style window and different wheel covers. Some Silver Wraith II’s were also fitted with electric divisions. This good 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II, supplied new without a division, was purchased by the current owner in 1999 to join his collection of classic cars. When he acquired the car it had covered 138,843 miles, since then it has covered an average of 400 miles per year until 2010 when it was placed into storage and only brought out a couple of times for MoT tests. During the vendors tenure the car was regularly maintained by Rolls-Royce specialists, Hofmann's of Henley. Since being in his ownership, this Silver Wraith II has never been used in the rain and has been kept in a heated garage. In 2007, the odometer in the speedometer stopped working for a period of time, this fault has been rectified. Finished in Midnight Blue with black Everflex roof and cream Connolly hide interior, it is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in April 2020 and a history file containing the old registration documents, invoices from Hofmann's of Henley and old MoT test certificates going back to 1999. The Silver Wraith II is the same as the Silver Shadow with the benefit of the extra leg room to the rear compartment. This delightful Rolls-Royce offers enormous luxury for a modest outlay.
    • ESTIMATE£10,000 - £15,000
    • StatusUnsold
    • ESTIMATE£14,000 - £17,000
    • StatusUnsold
    • Lot Number214
    • RegistrationP615 NNA
    • Chassis NumberSCBZP15C0VCH59383
    • Odometer Reading87,732 Miles
    • Engine Number87762L410MT1T
    • Estimate£14,000 - £17,000
    • ModelTurbo R Long Wheelbase
    • FE Cat descDUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AUCTION These Bentley Turbo Rs are a high-performance cars which were produced from 1985 to 1999 and were the envy of many. The 'R' stood for 'roadholding', to set it apart from its predecessor. It initially inherited the turbocharged engine from the Mulsanne Turbo and also sported a retuned suspension and wider tyres on alloy wheels which was a first for a Bentley. From the 1987 model year, the Turbo R’s V8 engine was upgraded with fuel injection for added torque. Motor Trend called the Turbo R, 'the first Bentley in decades deserving of the famous name', synonymous with the golden era of racing with the likes of the Bentley Boys and Brooklands circuit. This 1997 Bentley is the desirable long wheelbase model which is presented in Black Sapphire with Parchment leather interior. The car benefits from lovely wooden picnic tables set into the rear of the front seats and also, at a vast cost of £8000, the vendor fitted cocktail cabinets with cut glass decanters and tumblers, which are located in the rear, providing even more on-board luxury. He also had a marine fridge fitted which is situated in the boot, ensuring the champagne is always at the desired temperature! These were all fitted in 1999. This car has clearly been cherished from new, with many thousands being spent to keep it in the best condition possible, with the latest invoices showing circa £17,000 having been spent in 2017 at the renown Bentley and Rolls-Royce specialists, Frank Dale and Stepsons. Numerous invoices, old MoT test certificates and correspondence, dating from 1998 can been seen in the history file. The current owner is a Bentley Drivers Club member and has attended many rallies, including Blenheim Palace, Silverstone and Le Mans. This is a fantastic car at a fraction of the cost from when it was new.
    • ESTIMATE£14,000 - £17,000
    • StatusUnsold
    • ESTIMATE£10,000 - £15,000
    • Sold:£10,822.50
    • StatusCLOSED
    • Lot Number236
    • RegistrationWA04 DGV
    • Chassis NumberSCBCE63W14C021254
    • Odometer Reading80,500 miles
    • Engine Number002999
    • Estimate£10,000 - £15,000
    • ModelContinental GT
    • FE Cat descUnveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2003, the first generation Continental GT differed from previous incarnations due to it no longer being a coach built car. However, as a result, the price at launch was significantly less than the Continental R (approximately half) which exposed the car to a much wider customer. Despite the lower price however, the new GT was still roundly well received with celebrities, sports personalities alike buying in droves due to the six litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine with 552bhp coupled to opulent surroundings and an ultra comfortable ride. After all, this was designed to be a mile crunching continent cruiser and with that huge W12 engine coupled to a smooth six-speed automatic box distributed by the Quattro four-wheel drive system, it was equally at home in Mayfair as it was on the Autobahn where it was capable of an astonishing 196mph and a 0-60 time of just 4.7 seconds. The Continental offered the most comfortable way of reaching supercar speeds and, still to this day, is a fabulously capable GT. This example of an early GT is presented in a rare colour combination of Diamond Black with Cinnamon hide. This car boasts massage and heated front seats with electric memory, Xenon headlights, satellite navigation (with European discs) and electric folding mirrors. Offered with a stamped service history booklet, the vendor describes the history as very good indeed. This example boasts the original Bentley telephone and upgraded alloy wheels. Accompanying the car is an MoT test certificate valid until May 2020. Continental GT's are incredible value for money and combine opulence with speed like no other, this example is without doubt very well priced and could represent fabulous value for money.
    • ESTIMATE£10,000 - £15,000
    • Sold:£10,822.50
    • StatusCLOSED
    • ESTIMATE£8,000 - £11,000
    • Sold:£6,660
    • StatusCLOSED
    • Lot Number248
    • RegistrationONZ 3990
    • Chassis NumberSCBZR03C9RCH54633
    • Odometer Reading105,171 Miles
    • Engine Number8085L410M/TKR
    • Estimate£8,000 - £11,000
    • ModelTurbo R
    • FE Cat descThe Bentley Turbo R initially inherited the turbocharged engine from the Mulsanne Turbo and also sported a retuned suspension and wider tyres on alloy wheels, quite a departure for a Bentley. From the 1987 model year, however, the Turbo R's V8 engine was re-tuned with new Bosch MK-Motronic fuel injection for added torque. Other modifications carried out at the same time included new sports seats and a higher rear axle ratio. Motor Trend called the Turbo R 'the first Bentley in decades deserving of the famous name' in their review of the car on its introduction to the United States in 1989. The suspension changes, though seemingly subtle, transformed the heavy car into a real performer and slotted above the Bentley Mulsanne S and Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit and it carved a well deserved niche in the world of performance saloons. This desirable floor gear change example presents extremely well in metallic Royal Ebony with the classic combination of Parchment leather interior and black piping. Contained within the history file of this well looked-after Bentley is a number of invoices and stamps in the service book, this includes invoices totalling nearly £17,000 spent during the current owners three year tenure. The interior of a Bentley is renowned for its space, leather and walnut trim, this Crewe beauty is no exception and benefits from the option of black carpets and rear picnic tables. This Bentley is offered with a V5C registration document, a valid MoT test certificate and the cherished number plate.
    • ESTIMATE£8,000 - £11,000
    • Sold:£6,660
    • StatusCLOSED
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