To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION
- Believed to be one of four Sedanca Coupes built by Gurney
- Retained by its original owner for twenty-seven years
- Mechanical and cosmetic refreshening by Frank Dale & Stepsons
- Accompanied by copies of its factory production records
It is believed that Gurney Nutting built just four Sedanca Coupe
bodies on the 4�-litre chassis including chassis number B187LE.
Interestingly, all four of these are also believed to have been
delivered to Bentley's iconic London-based distributor, Jack
Barclay Ltd. Completed in late 1938, chassis number B187LE was
originally finished in dark blue over a grey leather interior.
Interestingly, the chassis card for the car states that the car was
originally intended to be delivered to Cuba, but for unknown
reasons the car remained in the U.K.
That December, it was delivered to its first owner Stuart H
Scribbans of the well-known Scribbans' family, which owned
Scribbans Bakeries, a large bakery business in Birmingham.
Scribbans kept his Bentley for nearly thirty years and sold it in
1965 to F.V. Chalmers of Staffordshire. Later making its way to
continental Europe, the car was later acquired by the U.K. based
Bentley specialists Frank Dale & Stepsons from a collection in
Germany before being sold to its current owner.
Having been previously restored during its tenure in continental
Europe, the car was prepared to showroom condition and now presents
beautifully throughout. Repainted in black to match the existing
mohair hood, the wiring system was replaced, a new fuel pump was
fitted, and a number of other areas were addressed to improve the
car's overall mechanical condition. The interior was found to be in
good condition but new carpets were fitted. Importantly, the
invoices for this work are included in the history file, totaling
Bentley's renowned 4� engine helped solidify the marque's
reputation, due to the powerplant's exceptional road manners,
earning Bentley the nickname of the "silent sports car". This
example boasts a fascinating history when considering its rare
Sedance Coupe body style and the extensive work performed by Frank
Dale & Stepsons, it would make an excellent addition to any
collection of pre-war European automobiles. To view this car and
others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM
website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf20