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1940 Bentley 4¼ Liter news, pictures, specifications, and information
Fixed Head Sedanca Coupe
Coachwork: Hooper
Chassis Num: B187MX
Engine Num: T7BF
This Derby Bentley 4.25 Liter Overdrive Fixed Head Sedanca Coupe carries chassis number B187MX and engine number T7BF. It has an elegant body by Hooper and considered by many to be the most stunning and original Derby Bentley's in existence.

The Hooper & Company came into existence in 1905 and constructed coachwork mostly for royalty. In 1904 they created a body on a Daimler chassis for King Edward VII. Other clientele included the Emperor of Japan, the King of Egypt, and the Shah of Persia.

The first owner was B.M. Mavroleon who took possession of the car on November 12th of 1940. Five years later it was purchased by American diplomat A.J. Drexel-Biddle. For over fifty years, the car was stored at the Musee 1900 in France. It has been wonderfully preserved and its odometer reads just over 57,000 kilometers since new.

By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2007
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RM Sotheby's Motor City Sale Celebrates Automotive Design and Engineering From Across the Decades
• The official auction of the Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's, RM Sotheby's Motor City sale returns to Michigan, July 25 • Single-day sale presents approximately 80 blue-chip automobiles; European sports cars and late model collectibles join event's traditional roster of American Classics • Further information and a frequently updated list of entries available online at BLENHEIM, Ontario (May 14, 2015) – RM Sotheby's, the official auction house ...[Read more...]
Postwar Ferrari Named Best of Show at 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will celebrate a record Goodwood Revival this weekend, with all three days of the popular event selling out a month ahead of the event for the first time. The local manufacturer of super-luxury motor cars will host customers, prospects, VIPs and also entertain the thousands of visitors to the world's most popular historic motor race meeting in true Rolls-Royce style. This year the Rolls-Royce showroom at the March Motor Works – an authentic recreation of a 1960s dealers...[Read more...]
Gooding & Company's 10th Anniversary Pebble Beach Auctions Realizes More Than $112 Million
28 New Auction Records Set at Two-Day Pebble Beach Auctions in 2013 Pebble Beach, Calif. (August 20, 2013) – Gooding & Company, official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance® and acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, realized more than $112 million at its Pebble Beach auctions over the weekend. During the two-day sale, Gooding & Company sold 116 of the 127 lots offered, for a 91% sale rate, with an average price per lot ...[Read more...]

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