This Bentley 3.5-Liter Sportsman four-seater, close-coupled two-door coupe was ordered by W. Headlam, Esq. on the last day of 1934. It was ordered with many special order requests including a high-performance engine. Notations were made for the fitting of an additional spark coil, quick ratio steering and hard suspension setting. E. Bertelli Ltd. received the car on February 13th of 1935.
It is the sole Bertelli-bodied Bentley and a wonderful example of the 1930s streamlined design.
During the 1950s and 1960s, the car was in the ownership of Keith Wright of Yorkshire. Its history from that point is unclear. In 1984, it was in a photograph for the Rolls-Royce enthusiast's newsletter, crediting Rex Sevier as the owner.
The car was purchased by the current owner in 2005 and a frame-off nut-and-bolt restoration soon followed.Also photographed at :