A highly desirable early Derby Bentley with stunning Vanden Plas coachwork. Fully restored to concours condition. Outstanding in every respect.
This outstanding Bentley 3 ½ liter is an early example from 1934, wearing stylish four-seat tourer coachwork by Vanden Plas. Chassis number B59BN was first registered in London in 1934 with the number plate BLF 870. This car spent much of its life in the UK before making its way to the USA in 1974 where it resided in the northeast for many years. According to the V5C documents, it returned to the UK in the early 2000s and was treated to a comprehensive cosmetic and mechanical restoration, including an engine rebuild in 2011.
Fully restored to a very high standard by English Automotive Services in the UK, this Bentley presents in impeccable condition. The coachwork by Vanden Plas has been artfully restored with high quality finishing and outstanding paintwork. The 2-door, four-passenger touring body is beautifully proportioned for the low-slung chassis, with long and sweeping skirted wings; clean and uncluttered in its elegant navy blue livery. The fit and finish is exquisite, with precisely aligned panels and doors that close with an effortless click. The Vanden Plas body takes on an entirely more purposeful character once the blue canvas hood is stowed in its low-profile position, the side curtains stowed in the boot lid, and the windscreen folded flat – becoming almost racy in appearance, ready for rallies and tours…………………………………….