1934 Bentley 3.5 Liter Derby Drop Head Convertible

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Make: Bentley

Model: 3.5 Liter Derby

Type:Drop Head Convertible

Year: 1934

Chassis #: B1BL

Color: Silver over Navy Blue

Interior:Dark Blue Leather

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Description

A beautiful example of a Park Ward Coach built Derby 3.5 Liter Bentley. Striking in its colors of silver over navy exterior with navy blue leather, and light grey carpets with a navy-blue top. Only 1,177 3.5 Liter cars were built and of those, an even smaller amount were the beautiful Park Ward coach built Drophead Convertibles. Winner of several Concours awards and still in striking condition.

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Restoration

A thorough professional restoration completed in 1995 by Ressler Restorations of Woodbridge, Connecticut. It is documented with photographs and receipts, totaling over $338,000. An engine rebuild, manifolds, new clutch, exhaust and other service work was done in 2007. Then in 2018, expert Alan Taylor did a thorough servicing to include full engine service, carburetor rebuild, fuel tank drain and clean, radiator flush, brake rebuild, new body mounts, suspension bushings, trued wire wheels and new tires and much more with receipts totaling $15,000. This car is once again ready to show or drive.

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Of Note

A winner of several Concours awards and eligible for various historic tours. It has a large binder of documents from Bentley Factory Build Records, many previous owners, restoration receipts and show awards. It is also mentioned in Bernard L. King’s book The Derby Built Bentleys.

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Elyse Clark