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1938 Bentley 4.25-Liter Sedanca Coupe

This is the first of two 4.25 Litre Bentleys built by Gurney Nutting and known as the Rothschild Bentley Sedancas. This car was commissioned for Madame Yvonne Cahen d'Anvers Rothschild, and it bears a strong resemblance to Hispano-Suizas supplied to other members of the famous banking family. But Madame Rothschild canceled the order before the car was finished, so it was sold to William Rhodes-Moorhouse. A keen sportsman, 'Willie' represented Great Britain as a ski-jumper in the 1936 Winter Olympics and later served as a fighter pilot with the Royal Air Force, flying Blenheims and Hurricanes with the famous 601 squadron. In fact, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in July 1940 before being shot down that September. So the car saw little use until after the conflict. The car had several British owners then was acquired by Bentley authority and pebble Beach Concours Selection Committee Member Peter Hageman, who owned it from 1995 to 2001. Its present owner added the Bentley to his collection in 2012.

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1938 Bentley 4.25-Liter Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Bentley 4.25-Liter

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 Bentley 4¼-Litre Coupé by de Villars
Chassis#: B1LE
Sold for USD$74,902
  2024 RM Sothebys : Paris
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1938 Bentley 4¼-Litre Sedanca Coupé by Gurney Nutting
Chassis#: B187LE
Sold for USD$323,766
  2020 RM Sothebys : London Online
 
1938 Bentley 4 ¼-litre
Chassis#: B66LS
Sold for USD$70,049
  2020 Bonhams July Motoring Auction
 
1938 Bentley 4¼ Litre Open Tourer
Sold for USD$78,547
  2019 Shannons - Sydney Autumn Classic
 
1938 Bentley 4 1/4 L Coupé Vanvooren
Chassis#: B-132-LS
Sold for USD$341,040
  2018 Artcurial : Retromobile
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1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Sportsman's Coupe by De Villars
Chassis#: B8MR
Sold for USD$181,176
  2017 Coys : Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House
 
1938 BENTLEY 4¼ LITRE MR OVERDRIVE
Chassis#: B28MR
Sold for USD$112,990
  2017 Coys Blenheim Palace
 
1938 BENTLEY 4¼-LITRE 'HIGH VISION' COUPÉ
Chassis#: B83LE
Sold for USD$146,259
  2015 Bonhams : The December Sale
 
1938 Bentley 4.25 Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#: B145KU
Sold for USD$58,626
  2013 H & H Auctions - Chateau Impney
 
1937 Bentley 4¼-Litre Concealed Head Coupe by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: B92LS
Sold for USD$341,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
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1938 Bentley 4¼-Litre 'High Vision' Sports Saloon
Chassis#: B28MR
Sold for USD$104,716
  2013 Bonhams - The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1938 Bentley 4¼-Litre All-Weather Tourer by Thrupp & Maberly
Chassis#: B137LE
Sold for USD$225,500
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
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1938 Bentley 4 ¼ litre
Chassis#: B125LE
Sold for USD$213,136
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
 
1938 Bentley 4¼-Litre Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: B199LE
Sold for USD$145,066
  2012 Bonhams - Paris, La Halle Freyssinet Motocars
 
1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Cabriolet
Chassis#: B125LE
Sold for USD$234,888
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre All-Weather Cabriolet
Chassis#: B190LS
Sold for USD$137,500
  2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
1938 Bentley 4.25-Liter image  
1938 Bentley 4¼ litre MX Vanden Plus Open Tourer
Chassis#: B117MX
Sold for USD$235,842
  2008 Coys Auction -Brands Hatch
 
1938 Bentley 4 ¼ Brougham Semi Razor Edge Saloon
Chassis#: B162 KT
Sold for USD$86,278
  2006 Coys Auction - True Greats
 

Bentley 4.25-Liters That Failed To Sell At Auction

1938 Bentley 4.25-Liter's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 Bentley 4¼-Litre CoupéB8MR2020 Bonhams : Goodwood Speedweek $140,000$160,000
1938 BENTLEY 4¼-LITRE CABRIOLETB154LS2020 Bonhams : The Bonmont Sale $300,000$500,000
1938 BENTLEY 4¼-LITRE FOUR-DOOR CABRIOLETB125LE2020 Bonhams : The Bonmont Sale $240,000$300,000
1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Boattail SpeedsterB161LE2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Riyadh Auction   
1938 Bentley 4.25 Litre James Young Sedanca CoupeB72MR2017 H & H Auctions Imperial War MuseumDuxford $180,000$220,000
1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Coupe by De VillarsLotB-8-MR2015 Silverstone Auction Classic Sale $115,000$135,000
1938 Bentley 4.25 Litre Sports SaloonB145KU2014 H & H Auctions Chateau Impney   
1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Drop Head CoupeB153LE2012 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction $150,000$250,000
1938 Bentley 4¼-Litre CoupeB8MR2011 Bonhams The December Sale $80,000$100,000
1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Fixed Head Coupe 2010 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $250,000$325,000
1938 Bentley 4 ¼-Liter Derby SpecialB183KU2005 Bonhams RollsRoyce, Bentley Motor Cars and Related Automobilia $40,000$50,000
1938 Bentley 4 ¼-Liter Derby SpecialB183KU2005 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia $40,000$50,000
1938 BENTLEY 4 1/4 LITER CABRIOLET 2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $140,000$170,000

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