1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter Drophead Coupe / B203AE 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-Liter photograph

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-Liter photograph

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-Liter photograph

1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter photograph

1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter photograph

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Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: B203AE
Engine #: N5BM
Sold for $165,000 at 2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company.
High bid of $155,000 at 2011 RM Auctions at Monterey. (did not sell)
Sold for $156,750 at 2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island.
The early ownership of this 3.5-liter Drophead Coupe was in the care of Captain Percival Kent, a pilot who had served with the British army during World War I and later joined the Royal Flying Corps.

The coachwork was originally by Hooper, but a fire damaged the body while it sat removed from the chassis during a restoration. A drop head body by Park Ward, originally belonging to another 3.5-liter Bentley produced about a year later with chassis number B31EJ, was used as the replacement.

In 2009, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held at Pebble Beach, CA. It was expected to sell for $275,000 - $375,000 and offered without reserve. The lot was sold for the sum of $165,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2010


2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $180,000-USD $250,000 
Sale Price :
USD $156,750

2011 RM Auctions at Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $250,000-USD $350,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $155,000

2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $275,000-USD $375,000 
Sale Price :
USD $165,000

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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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5-Liter1934 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5-Liter1934 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5-Liter1934 Sports Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5-Liter1934 Sports Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: B 152 AH
Engine Num: E2BV
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5-Liter1934 Sports Saloon
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B160CR
Engine Num: K7BS
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5-Liter1934 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B203AE
Engine Num: N5BM
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5-Liter1934 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis Num: B35BL
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5-Liter1934 Sports Saloon
Coachbuilder: Barker
Chassis Num: B64AH
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5-Liter1934 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis Num: B75BL
Engine Num: X5BD
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5-Liter1934 Tourer
Chassis Num: B90CR
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5-Liter1934 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B93AE
Engine Num: U6BF
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5 Liter1935 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Antem
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5 Liter1935 Derby Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Barker
Chassis Num: B-26-DG
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5 Liter1935 Aerodynamic Saloon
Coachbuilder: Rippon Brothers
Chassis Num: B103CW
Engine Num: B3BB
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5 Liter1935 Sport Saloon
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: B117DK
Engine Num: R4BM
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5 Liter1935 Three-Window Coupe
Coachbuilder: Kellner
Chassis Num: B174DG
Engine Num: D7BZ
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5 Liter1935 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: B203EJ
Engine Num: L9BT
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5 Liter1935 Sportsman Coupe
Coachbuilder: Bertelli
Chassis Num: B58DG
Engine Num: E9BY
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5 Liter1935 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: B59FC
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5 Liter1936 Sedanca Coupe
Coachbuilder: Windovers
Chassis Num: B111FC
Engine Num: G9BA
Chassis information for the Bentley 3.5 Liter1936 Drophead
Coachbuilder: Derham
Chassis Num: J519


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