1935 Bentley for Bristol Classic Car Show Auction

A rare 1935 Bentley, one of only 2422 made between 1933-39, is going under the Charterhouse hammer in their sale of classic cars, motorbikes and automobilia at The Bristol Classic Car Show at Shepton Mallet on Sunday 3rd May.

1935-bentley.jpg“This Bentley offers a rare opportunity for a collector or enthusiast to own a fabulous car with known continuous history and only four owners from new.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “In fact one owner was so impressed with the car he owned it twice so you could argue it has only had three former keepers!”

The Bentley, with its powerful 3500cc engine, was first bought by Capt A S Giles, a former Lord Mayor of Birmingham. He moved after the Second World War to Canada, in 1954 with “settlers rights” and naturally took the car with him. The car was then sold for $700 to Mr James Lillico and was soon after sold to Mr Fred McDonald of Port Credit. He then sent to car to Rolls Royce for a complete mechanical overhaul. At this time, the car was rebodied from a James Young drop head coupe into a Hooper bodied four door sports saloon at a total cost of $14,000! The car stayed with him for a few years, and was then sold back to Mr Lillico who kept the car for the next 35 years until it was repatriated to the UK and sold to its current Midlands owner in 1995.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their programme of auctions May including specialist sales of Beswick, Doulton & other ceramics, silver and jewellery and for their specialist sale of classic cars and motorbikes in May at The Bristol Classic Car Show over the Bank Holiday weekend. For further information regarding these sales, or to arrange a free home visit, please contact Matthew Whitney at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS 01935 812277.