1934 Bentley 3.5-Liter Derby Drop Head Convertible

Make Bentley
Model 3.5-Liter Derby
Type Drop Head Convertible
Year 1934
Chassis B1BL
Exterior Silver over Navy Blue
Interior Dark Blue Leather

A beautiful example of a Park Ward Coach built Derby 3.5 Liter Bentley. Striking in its colors of silver over navy exterior with navy blue leather, and light grey carpets with a navy-blue top. Only 1,177 3.5 Liter cars were built and of those, an even smaller amount were the beautiful Park Ward coach built Drophead Convertibles. Winner of several Concours awards and still in striking condition.

A thorough professional restoration completed in 1995 by Ressler Restorations of Woodbridge, Connecticut. It is documented with photographs and receipts, totaling over $338,000. An engine rebuild, manifolds, new clutch, exhaust and other service work was done in 2007. Then in 2018, expert Alan Taylor did a thorough servicing to include full engine service, carburetor rebuild, fuel tank drain and clean, radiator flush, brake rebuild, new body mounts, suspension bushings, trued wire wheels and new tires and much more with receipts totaling $15,000. This car is once again ready to show or drive.

Of Note
A winner of several Concours awards and eligible for various historic tours. It has a large binder of documents from Bentley Factory Build Records, many previous owners, restoration receipts and show awards. It is also mentioned in Bernard L. King’s book “The Derby Built Bentleys.”


Year: 1934
Make: Bentley
Model: Derby
Dealer: Grand Prix Classics
Grand Prix Classics
Vendor:Grand Prix Classics
Grand Prix Classics specializes in the buying, selling and consignment of historic sports cars and racing cars. Located in La Jolla, California, with a beautiful showroom and workshop, the business is run by its founder, Mark Leonard, who is truly passionate about his work. He has assembled a team of dedicated professionals who each contribute with specific talents ranging from buying and selling to an international market, researching automotive history, to running the workshop. There are always 15-20 cars in inventory as well as a collection of rare automotive posters, a large library of books, magazines, videos and other memorabilia.
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