blank image
This vehicle has been sold
This vehicle is no longer available for sale on ClassicCars.com. Please set an alert if you would like to be notified as soon as similar vehicles become available.

For Sale at Auction: 1934 Bentley 3-Litre in Monteira,

Auction Vehicle
Favorite -

Vehicle Description

To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The S�ragga Collection event, 20 - 21 September 2019.
Estimate:
€50,000 - €70,000

  • One of only 13 Arnold-bodied 3�-Litre Bentleys
  • Retains its original engine and bodywork


Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motors Works' manager at Derby, E W Hives, CH MBE (developer of the Merlin aero engine, who later was named Chairman of Rolls-Royce, Ltd), was tasked to design the all-new Bentley 3�-Litre. His personal notes read, '...answer to the moods of the driver...Be driven fast with safety...Tour without fuss and noise...Controls, steering and brakes shall be light to operate and the braking shall be adequate for a fast car...Maximum speed should be 90 mph, 75 mph in third gear...' The result became known as 'the silent sports car'.

Chassis number B119 BL was delivered to its first owner, A Rigg, in August 1934. Still wearing its original charming four-door sports saloon body, it features era-correct British Racing Green paintwork, with a re-trimmed interior in befitting tan leather. The handsome walnut instrument panel is highlighted by the large and legible speedometer and tachometer.

In recent years, as documented sale prices validate, the Derby Bentley has come into great favour by all collectors, not just British car enthusiasts. Few pre-war cars carry more graceful coachwork, nor offer more fun behind the wheel, than the Derby Bentley.


  • Um de apenas 13 3�-Litre Bentley com carro�aria Arnold

  • Mant�m motor e carro�aria originais


E. W. Hives, diretor da f�brica da Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motors em Derby, ficou encarregue de conceber o novo Bentley 3�-Litre. Hives iria mais tarde desenvolver o motor de avi�o Merlin, sendo tamb�m nomeado Presidente da Rolls Royce Ltd., sendo ainda agraciado pela Rainha Isabel II com o t�tulo MBE.
Nas suas notas pessoais sobre a tarefa que lhe coube, pode ler-se: "...responde ao estado de esp�rito do condutor... Pode ser conduzido depressa em seguran�a... Viaja sem espalhafato ou barulho... Todos os controlos, volante e trav�es funcionar�o sem esfor�o e a travagem ser� adequada para um autom�vel r�pido... Velocidade m�xima dever� ser de 145 km/h, 121 km/h em terceira velocidade..." O resultado ficou conhecido como "O Desportivo Silencioso".

O chassis com o n�mero B119 BL foi entregue ao seu primeiro propriet�rio, A. Riggs, em agosto de 1934. Hoje continua a ostentar a sua original e atraente carro�aria sports saloon de quatro portas, com uma pintura num correto verde British Racing Green e um interior estofado de novo num condizente couro creme. O belo painel de instrumentos em nogueira � real�ado pelos grandes e facilmente leg�veis veloc�metro e conta-rota��es.

Nos �ltimos anos, os resultados de vendas comprovadas mostram que os Derby Bentley ca�ram na gra�a de todos os coleccionadores e n�o apenas dos entusiastas de autom�veis brit�nicos. Poucos autom�veis pr�-Guerra t�m carro�arias mais graciosas ou oferecem mais divers�o ao volante do que os Bentley manufaturados em Derby.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pg19.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1259231
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Monteira,
  • Year:1934
  • Make:Bentley
  • Model:3-Litre
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:775140
  • VIN:B119 BL