1936 Bentley 4¼ Liter

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1936 Bentley 4¼ Liter vehicle information

Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: James Young

Chassis Num: APN 107

In 1931, Bentley production moved to the Rolls-Royce factory at Derby, England, following the acquisition of Bentley by Rolls-Royce. The cars which followed were known as 'Derby Bentleys' as opposed to the earlier cars which came from the original B....[continue reading]

1936 Bentley 4¼ Liter vehicle information

Sports Coupe
Coachwork: Vanden Plas

In 1931, Rolls-Royce purchased Bentley out of receivership. Their client base dwindled because the cars were so well designed and constructed they rarely needed replacement.....[continue reading]

1936 Bentley 4¼ Liter vehicle information

Barker Sunroof Coupe
Coachwork: Barker

Chassis Num: B46 JD

Built only five years after designer W.O. Bentley sold his company to Rolls-Royce in 1931, the Bentley 4.25-Liter reflected elements of W.O's influence, but was a Rolls-Royce at heart. Distinguished by its startling quiet six-cylinder overhead-valve....[continue reading]

1936 Bentley 4¼ Liter vehicle information

Two Seat Tourer
Coachwork: Vanden Plas

This car was first owned by the Countess of Warwick. The body was ordered by the London Bentley agent Jack Barclay Limited as an exclusive design from Vanden Plas. After several more owners the car was brought to the United Sates in 1959. Its current....[continue reading]

1936 Bentley 4¼ Liter vehicle information

Two Seat Tourer
Coachwork: Vanden Plas

Chassis Num: B 138GA
Engine Num: K6BW

The Derby Bentley, introduced towards the beginning of the 1930s, had undergone a number of significant developments by the time of the firm's take-over by Rolls-Royce near the close of the the decade. In 1936, the bore size was increased, raising th....[continue reading]

1936 Bentley 4¼ Liter vehicle information

Pillarless Coupe
Coachwork: Gurney Nutting

Bentley had a reputation for their racing success. Bentley was at the top of the British sports car market in the 1930s, with few competitors other than Bugatti and Hispano-Suiza. In 1931, Rolls-Royce acquired Bentley and has been owned by Volkswagen....[continue reading]

1936 Bentley 4¼ Liter vehicle information

Tourer
Coachwork: Horsfield of Halifax

Chassis Num: B 49 GP
Engine Num: U 2 5K

The Derby Bentley was introduced towards the beginning of the 1930s and by the end of that decade had received a number of significant developments. In 1936 it had received an increase in bore size upping the capacity to 4257cc. This new engine was s....[continue reading]

1936 Bentley 4¼ Liter vehicle information

Airflow Saloon
Coachwork: Gurney Nutting

Chassis Num: B118HK
Engine Num: K2BY

Gurney Nuttings chief designer, A.F. McNeil, penned the Airflow Saloon for the Bentley 4¼-Litre chassis. McNeil was also the creator of such famous bodies as the Maharaja of Indore's Duesenberg Model SJ. He was a pioneer of British streamlining, with....[continue reading]

1936 Bentley 4¼ Liter vehicle information

Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.

Chassis Num: B57KU
Engine Num: Z6BM

Rolls-Royce Motors acquired Bentley in 1931 with the understanding that the company would continue to produce a Bentley. The first Derby-built Bentley appeared in 1933. The chassis and engine used in the Rolls-Royce 20/25 was given a new cross-flow h....[continue reading]

Drophead Coupe by James Young
Chassis #: APN 107 
Sports Coupe by Vanden Plas
 
Barker Sunroof Coupe by Barker
Chassis #: B46 JD 
Two Seat Tourer by Vanden Plas
 
Two Seat Tourer by Vanden Plas
Chassis #: B 138GA 
Pillarless Coupe by Gurney Nutting
 
Tourer by Horsfield of Halifax
Chassis #: B 49 GP 
Airflow Saloon by Gurney Nutting
Chassis #: B118HK 
Drophead Coupe by Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: B57KU 

History

Bentley Motors was purchased by Rolls-Royce in 1931. One of the first of the Bentley vehicles produced after this merge was the 1933 3-1/2 Liter, a vehicle similar to the Rolls Royce 20/25. Bentley automobiles personified racing and the 3 1/2 Liter vehicle followed this tradition. It had a more powerful engine than its 20/25 counterpart. This had been achieved by adding a second carburetor and modification of the compression ratio.

Rolls Royce introduced the 25/30 in 1936 and Bentley introduced its counterpart, the 4 1/4 Liter. The Bentley featured 2 SU carburetors and a naturally aspirated straight-six engine producing 125 horsepower. It could achieve sixty mph in around fourteen seconds with the top speed just below 100 mph. The front-engine designed was matted to a four-speed manual gearbox and drove the rear wheels. Production lasted from 1936 through 1939 during which over 1240 examples were produced. This was the most vehicles of a single series Bentley had ever produced up to this time.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2014

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