1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter Sport Coupe / B30MR Vehicle Information

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1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter photograph

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Sport Coupe
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: B30MR
Engine #: C8BM
Sold for $769,440 (€672,000) at 2015 RM Auctions - Paris.
Sold for $770,000 at 2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey.
This 1939 Bentley 4.25 Litre Sports Coupe is known as the 'Honeymoon Express.' It was built for the chairman of the coachbuilder Park Ward and was shown at the Earls Court Motor Show in London in 1938. It is one of very few two-passenger cars built on the 4.25 Litre 'Derby' chassis and was lavishly outfitted with bespoke features, including a sunshine roof, frameless Triplex side windows, deluxe wheel discs and unique rear wheel spats. A particularly racy feature is the power-operated blind for the rear window. During the war it was used by London Rolls-Royce dealer R.A. Robertson, who had it painted in camouflage in a successful effort to avoid the German bombs. In the 1960s it was acquired by Maurice Richmond while on active duty in the US military and was brought to the United States for restoration.


2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $750,000-USD $900,000 
Sale Price :
USD $770,000

2015 RM Auctions - Paris

Pre-Auction Estimates :
€600,000-€725,000 
Sale Price :
USD $769,440 (€672,000.00)

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1939 sales)
1939 Bentley 4¼-Litre All-weather Cabriolet
Chassis#: B-80-MR
Sold for USD$131,605
  2019 Collector's Motor Cars and Automobilia, RAF Museum Hendon
 
1939 Bentley 4 ¼ Liter Pillarless Coupe
Chassis#: B131MX
Sold for USD$199,360
  2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter image  1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter image  
1939 Bentley 4¼-Litre Tourer
Chassis#: B-7-MX
Sold for USD$207,572
  2018 Bonhams : London Olympia
 
1939 Bentley 4¼ Tourer Coachwork by Dick Brockman in the style of Vanden Plas
Chassis#: B 136 MX
Sold for USD$197,120
  2018 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction
 
1939 Bentley 4¼-Litre 'Embiricos' Coupe Recreation by Bob Petersen Engineering
Chassis#: B119MX
Sold for USD$671,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter image  1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter image  
1939 BENTLEY 4¼ LITER Coupe
Chassis#: B131MX
Sold for USD$172,700
  2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter image  1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter image  
1939 Bentley 4¼-Litre Sports Coupe 'Honeymoon Express' by Park Ward
Chassis#: B30MR
Sold for USD$770,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter image  1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter image  
1939 BENTLEY 4¼-LITRE 'RAZOR EDGE' BROUGHAM SALOON
Chassis#: B66LS
Sold for USD$71,314
  2015 Bonhams : The December Sale
 
1939 BENTLEY 4¼-LITRE DROPHEAD COUPÉ
Chassis#: B95LE
Sold for USD$383,419
  2015 Bonhams : The December Sale
 
1939 Bentley 4¼-Litre Sports Coupé 'Honeymoon Express' by Park Ward
Chassis#: B30MR
Sold for USD$769,440
  2015 RM Auctions - Paris
1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter image  1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter image  
1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Overdrive
Chassis#: B119MX
Sold for USD$472,051
  2013 Coys - Techno Classica
1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter image  1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter image  
1939 Bentley 4¼-Litre 'High Vision' Sports Saloon
Chassis#: B148MR
Sold for USD$76,095
  2013 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1939 Bentley Vanvooren Sunroof Coupe Custom Ordered from Bentley by Lucie Vogt
Chassis#: B132LS
Sold for USD$330,000
  2012 Mecum - Monterey, CA
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1939 Bentley 4.25 Litre Experimental Saloon by Park Ward
Chassis#: 3B50 11
Sold for USD$21,043
  2012 H & H Donnington Priory
 
1939 Bentley 4 ¼ Litre MX Sports Saloon by Park Ward
Sold for USD$73,729
  2012 Coys - Blenheim Palace
 
1939 Bentley 4¼-Litre Vanden Plas Style Tourer
Chassis#: B164MR
Sold for USD$146,388
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
 
1939 Bentley 4¼-Litre Coupé décapotable
Chassis#: B105 MX
Sold for USD$328,778
  2011 Bonhams - Automobilia, Motos de collection et Automobiles d'exception au Grand Palais
 
1939 Bentley 4.25-Litre Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: B76MR
Sold for USD$172,035
  2005 Bonhams - Important Sports and Competition Motor Cars & Fine Automobilia
 
1939 BENTLEY 4 1/4 LITER MX SERIES TWO-DOOR PILLARLESS COUP
Sold for USD$59,800
  2004 Bonhams - MOTORCARS BROOKLINE
 
1939 Bentley 4 1/4-Litre 'High Vision' Saloon
Chassis#: B148MR
Sold for USD$47,493
  2003 Bonhams - Important Collectors' Motor Cars
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1939 Bentley 4¼ Litre James Young Fixed Coupe 2018 Shannons Sydney Spring Classic   
1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre TourerB25MX2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $900,000$1,200,000
1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Pillarless CoupeB131MX2018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az. $250,000$325,000
1939 Bentley 4¼-Litre Drophead CoupéB137MX2016 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $200,000$250,000
1939 Bentley 4.25 Litre Touring SaloonB149MX2013 H & H Auctions Imperial War Museum   
1939 Bentley 4.25 Litre Touring SaloonB149MX2013 H & H Auctions Imperial War Museum   
1939 Bentley 4.25 Litre Experimental Saloon by Park Ward3B502012 H & H Auctions Rockingham Castle   
1939 Bentley 4¼-Litre M-Series Sports SaloonB83MX2012 Bonhams Paris, La Halle Freyssinet Motocars $85,000$100,000
1939 Bentley ¼ Litre MX Overdrive Drophead Coupe by Vanden PlasB191MX2011 Coys Auction Blenheim Palace $150,000$175,000
1939 Bentley 4¼ LiterB102 MR2010 Bonhams Greenwich Concours d'EleganceCollectors' Motorcars $80,000$100,000
1939 Bentley 4.25 Liter Pillarless Saloon 2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction $160,000$225,000

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1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter vehicle thumbnail image  1939 Bentley 4¼ Liter vehicle thumbnail image  
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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1936 Pillarless Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1936 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1936 Sports Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1936 Two Seat Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1936 Pillarless Saloon
Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1936 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: APN 107
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1936 Two Seat Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: B 138GA
Engine Num: K6BW
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1936 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Horsfield of Halifax
Chassis Num: B 49 GP
Engine Num: U 2 5K
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1936 Airflow Saloon
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: B118HK
Engine Num: K2BY
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1936 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: B29GP
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1936 Sedanca Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: B44 HK
Engine Num: G8BC
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1936 Barker Sunroof Coupe
Coachbuilder: Barker
Chassis Num: B46 JD
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1936 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B57KU
Engine Num: Z6BM
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1937 Sedanca Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1937 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mann-Edgerton
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1937 Drop Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1937 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Windovers
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1937 Fixed Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: B 4 5HM
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1937 All-Weather Tourer
Coachbuilder: Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis Num: B-39-KU
Engine Num: M 9 BZ
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1937 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: B-42-KT
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1937 All-Weather Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: B114KT
Engine Num: T7BP
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1937 Fixed Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vesters & Neirinck
Chassis Num: B156KT
Engine Num: E9BH
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1937 Sports Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: B1KU
Engine Num: U4BR
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1937 Open Two-Seater
Coachbuilder: Carlton Carriage Company
Chassis Num: B55KU
Engine Num: B7BK
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1937 Sedanca Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: B70KT
Engine Num: M2BY
Chassis information for the Bentley 4.25-Liter1938 Derby Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Carlton Carriage Company
Chassis information for the Bentley 4.25-Liter1938 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Cockshoot
Chassis information for the Bentley 4.25-Liter1938 Sedanca Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis information for the Bentley 4.25-Liter1938 Pourtout Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pourtout
Chassis information for the Bentley 4.25-Liter1938 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 4.25-Liter1938 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 4.25-Liter1938 Fixed Head Coupe
Chassis Num: B-1-LE
Engine Num: T6BT
Chassis information for the Bentley 4.25-Liter1938 Sports Saloon
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B-107-LE
Chassis information for the Bentley 4.25-Liter1938 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: B106MR
Chassis information for the Bentley 4.25-Liter1938 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: B132LS
Engine Num: F-4-BH
Chassis information for the Bentley 4.25-Liter1938 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: B132LS
Engine Num: F-4-BH
Chassis information for the Bentley 4.25-Liter1938 All-Weather Tourer
Coachbuilder: Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis Num: B137LE
Engine Num: C8BL
Chassis information for the Bentley 4.25-Liter1938 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: B153LE
Engine Num: G8BH
Chassis information for the Bentley 4.5-Liter1938 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: B29LE
Chassis information for the Bentley 4.25-Liter1938 Derby Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: B77LE
Chassis information for the Bentley 4.25-Liter1938 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: B92LS
Engine Num: G8BG
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1939 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1939 Embiricos Coupe
Chassis Num: B119MX
Engine Num: W9BC
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1939 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B131MX
Engine Num: U5BE
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1939 Sunroof Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: B132LS
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1939 Drophead Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: B154MR
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1939 Drpohead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B157MX
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1939 Sport Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B30MR
Engine Num: C8BM
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1939 Pillarless Saloon
Coachbuilder: Vanvooren
Chassis Num: B3MX
Engine Num: B7BN
Chassis information for the Bentley 4¼ Liter1939 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: B91 MX


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