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1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter Sports Saloon / B160CR Vehicle Information

1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter photograph

1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter photograph

1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter photograph

1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter photograph

1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter
Sold for $99,000 at 2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey.
Rolls-Royce used their 20/25 HP model as the template for the new 3.5-Litre Bentley. The Bentley was given a higher-compression engine fitted with a cross-flow cylinder head and Bentley's SU carburetors. The new Bentley was introduced at Ascot in August 1933; the Bentley stand featured two Park Ward-bodied cars, a drophead coupe and a four-door sports saloon.

This Sports Saloon with coachwork by Park Ward was ordered for Aldrich Blake, Esq., Guards Club in London for delivery in October 1934. The special order request indicated a non-standard fog lamp, wing driving mirror, and interior driving mirror.

The car left England when it was acquired by a Californian named George Kerrigan. In the mid-1980s, the car was sold to Charles LaRocco, who undertook an extensive body-off, ground-up, mechanical and cosmetic restoration. The work was completed in 2002. The car then earned numerous First in Class and Best of Show awards at many concours and club events. It even won the Classic Car Club of America's Premier status.

The current caretaker acquired it in 2007.

The car is finished in Heather Grey with soft green undertones. The grey-green interior was redone in the spring of 2015. The seats are finished in Connolly hides, pleated as original. The car rides on correct Ace Deluxe polished wheel discs and has a rear-mounted Continental spare tire.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2015



2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $150,000-USD $200,000 
Sale Price :
USD $99,000

1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1934 sales)
1934 Bentley 3½-Litre Open Tourer
Chassis#: B125BL
Sold for USD$210,265
  2019 Collector's Motor Cars and Automobilia, RAF Museum Hendon
 
1934 Bentley 3½-Litre Sports Saloon by Arnold of Manchester
Chassis#: B119 BL
Sold for USD$69,709
  2019 The Saragga Collection
 
1934 Bentley 3½ LITER DROPHEAD COUPE
Chassis#: B 75 BL
Sold for USD$168,000
  2019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter image  1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter image  
1934 Bentley 3 1/2 Litre 3-Position Drophead
Sold for USD$115,500
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1934 Bentley 3.5-litre Derby 'Bologna'
Chassis#: B183AE
Sold for USD$226,582
  2018 Silverstone Auctions : Silverstone Classic Sale
 
1934 Bentley 3.5 litre Drophead Coupe by James Young
Chassis#: B39BL
Sold for USD$228,311
  2017 Coys : Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House
 
1934 Bentley 3½-Litre Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: B39BN
Sold for USD$133,721
  2017 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1934 Bentley 3½ litre Open Tourer by Sparrowhawk
Chassis#: B74BL
Sold for USD$169,628
  2017 Historics at Brookland
 
1934 Bentley 3½-Litre Tourer
Chassis#: B90CR
Sold for USD$66,000
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter image  1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter image  
1934 BENTLEY 3½ LITER SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#: B24CR
Sold for USD$77,000
  2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1934 Bentley 3½ litre Roadster ‘The Ian Pitney Special'
Chassis#: B183AE
Sold for USD$186,216
  2016 Historics at Brookland
 
1934 Bentley 3½-Litre Tourer
Chassis#: B120AH
Sold for USD$70,898
  2016 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1934 Bentley 3 1/2 Litre Three-Position Drophead Coupe by Thrupp & Maberly
Chassis#: B185AE
Sold for USD$141,313
  2015 Silverstone Auction - Salon Prive Sale
 
1934 Bentley 3½-Litre Sports Saloon by Park Ward
Chassis#: B160CR
Sold for USD$99,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter image  1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter image  
1934 Bentley 3½-Litre Saloon Body
Sold for USD$1,120
  2015 Historics at Brookland
 
1934 Bentley 3½-Litre Three-Position Drophead Coupe by Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis#: B75BL
Sold for USD$231,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter image  1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter image  
1934 Bentley 'Derby' 3,5 L berline par Mann Egerton
Chassis#: B151 BL
Sold for USD$61,099
  2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1934 Bentley 3 ½ Litre Open Tourer by Vanden Plas
Sold for USD$381,527
  2013 Coys Auction - A236 True Greats
 
1934 BENTLEY 3½-LITRE TOURER
Chassis#: B39AE
Sold for USD$140,659
  2013 Bonhams : The December Sale
 
1934 Bentley 3½-Litre Drophead Coupe by Park Ward
Sold for USD$156,750
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter image  1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1934 Bentley 3½-Litre Drophead Coupe by Park WardB93AE2020 RM Sothebys : Driving Into Summer $130,000$150,000
1934 Bentley 3½-Litre Sports SaloonB20CR2018 Bonhams : Beaulieu Sale   
1934 Bentley 3 ½ Litre Vanden Plas TourerB155AE2016 Coys : The Spirit of Motoring, Ascot $100,000$120,000
1934 BENTLEY 3½ LITER TOURERB 75 BL2016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa $200,000$225,000
1934 Bentley 3.5 Litre SaloonB54AH2015 H & H Auctions Imperial War Museum   
1934 Bentley 3 ½ Litre All-Weather Tourer by BarkerB169AE2013 Coys Blenheim Palace $85,000$100,000
1934 Bentley 3 1/2-Litre Drophead Coupe by Park WardB203AE2011 RM Auctions at Monterey$155,000$250,000$350,000
1934 Bentley 3½-litre Four-Door Sports SaloonB 108 CR2011 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars $35,000$40,000
1934 Bentley 3½-Litre Drophead CoupéB69BL2009 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia $110,000$130,000
1934 Bentley 3 1/2 Liter Three-Position Drophead CoupeB120AH2005 Bonhams RollsRoyce, Bentley Motor Cars and Related Automobilia $50,000$65,000

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1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter vehicle thumbnail image  1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter vehicle thumbnail image  
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Bentley 3.5-Liter Vehicle Profiles
Drophead Coupe
Bentley 3.5-Liter Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1934
Profile
Drophead Coupe
Bentley 3.5-Liter Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1934
Profile
Sports Tourer
Bentley 3.5-Liter Sports Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Model Year: 1934

Sports Tourer
Bentley 3.5-Liter Sports Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: B 152 AH
Engine Num: E2BV
Model Year: 1934
Profile and Auction History
Sports Saloon
Bentley 3.5-Liter Sports Saloon

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B160CR
Engine Num: K7BS
Model Year: 1934
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Bentley 3.5-Liter Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B203AE
Engine Num: N5BM
Model Year: 1934
Profile and Auction History

Drophead Coupe
Bentley 3.5-Liter Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis Num: B35BL
Model Year: 1934
Profile
Sports Saloon
Bentley 3.5-Liter Sports Saloon

Coachbuilder: Barker
Chassis Num: B64AH
Model Year: 1934
Profile
Drophead Coupe
Bentley 3.5-Liter Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis Num: B75BL
Engine Num: X5BD
Model Year: 1934
Profile and Auction History

Tourer
Bentley 3.5-Liter Tourer

Chassis Num: B90CR
Model Year: 1934
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Bentley 3.5-Liter Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B93AE
Engine Num: U6BF
Model Year: 1934
Airline Saloon Arnold
Bentley 3.5-Liter Airline Saloon Arnold

Model Year: 1935
Profile

Drophead Derby
Bentley 3.5-Liter Drophead Derby

Model Year: 1935
Profile
Drophead Coupe
Bentley 3.5-Liter Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Antem
Model Year: 1935
Profile
Derby Cabriolet
Bentley 3.5-Liter Derby Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Barker
Chassis Num: B-26-DG
Model Year: 1935
Profile

Drophead Derby
Bentley 3.5-Liter Drophead Derby

Chassis Num: B-66-DG
Model Year: 1935
Profile and Auction History
Aerodynamic Saloon
Bentley 3.5-Liter Aerodynamic Saloon

Coachbuilder: Rippon Brothers
Chassis Num: B103CW
Engine Num: B3BB
Model Year: 1935
Profile and Auction History
Sport Saloon
Bentley 3.5-Liter Sport Saloon

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B117DK
Engine Num: R4BM
Model Year: 1935
Profile and Auction History

Three-Window Coupe
Bentley 3.5-Liter Three-Window Coupe

Coachbuilder: Kellner
Chassis Num: B174DG
Engine Num: D7BZ
Model Year: 1935
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Coupe
Bentley 3.5-Liter Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: B203EJ
Engine Num: L9BT
Model Year: 1935
Profile and Auction History
Sportsman Coupe
Bentley 3.5-Liter Sportsman Coupe

Coachbuilder: Bertelli
Chassis Num: B58DG
Engine Num: E9BY
Model Year: 1935
Profile and Auction History

Saloon
Bentley 3.5-Liter Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: B59FC
Model Year: 1935
Profile
Sedanca Coupe
Bentley 3.5-Liter Sedanca Coupe

Coachbuilder: Windovers
Chassis Num: B111FC
Engine Num: G9BA
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History
Drophead
Bentley 3.5-Liter Drophead

Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis Num: J519
Model Year: 1936
Profile


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