'Matching numbers' Bentley 4 ½-litre offered at $727,000 with H&H
'Matching numbers' Bentley 4 -litre offered at $727,000 with H&H
The 'matching numbers' 1928 Bentley 4 -litre was owned by collector Clive Compston Russell Vick
A superb example of the 1928 Bentley 4 -litre has been consigned to H&H Classics' July 24th Buxton auction in the UK.
The Bentley 4.5-Litre is renowned for being one of the first to produce more power by increasing engine displacement
Formerly owned by respected enthusiast and honorary legal advisor to the Bentley Drivers Club, Clive Compston Russell Vick, the car is valued at $400,000-470,000 ($618,532-729,775).
In July 2012, the auction record for any British car sold at auction was set by a supercharged model of the 4 -litre driven by Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin at 5m ($7.7m).
The example at auction led a varied life under the care of Russell Vick, who campaigned the motor at a range of events before it was retired in the mid-1980s.
It wasthen sold to the current vendor, who completed an extensive restoration, yet retained the original chassis, engine crankcase, D-type gearbox and registration number.
It has been rebodied by James E Pearce, but still features the original brake drums from its racing days.
The developmental prototype is a fantastic record of Jaguar's failed supercar
A prototype of the Jaguar XJ220 will provide another of the sale's highlights, and is being offered without reserve.
The prototype was cited in several press releases from Jaguar, most notably after achieving 186mph at the Bruntingthorpe circuit in 1990 and successfully completing 24-hour durability tests at the Millbrook proving ground.
The car was also personally inspected by Princess Diana at the official opening of JaguarSport's Bloxham facility in October 1992.
Sadly, Jaguar aborted manufacture of the XJ220supercar due to the global recession of the early 1990s.
Paul Fraser Collectibles has an exciting collection of Formula One and racing memorabilia for sale.