Bentley, forgotten for 30 years in the garage, went under the hammer for half a million dollars

Bentley, forgotten for 30 years in the garage, went under the hammer for half a million dollars

March 22, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The rate exceeded the estimated cost more than doubled

Having spent more than 30 years in the garage of Bentley 4 ½-Liter in 1936, they sold at auction H & H Classics in England for £ 454,250. The last bid exceeded the estimated value more than doubled. Previously, the car belonged to the pilot of the Royal British Air Force, Charles Blackham.

Sold the car changed only two owners. Blackham, who bombed the retreating German forces in April 1945, bought a “tour” with a bodywork of a Vanden Plas in 1952 for £ 260. He drove her 36 years. And when he was no longer able to drive, he locked the car in the garage, where she was discovered after his death.

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This copy of the Bentley 4 ½-Liter was included in a series of 10 cars built five years after the transfer of Bentley Rolls-Royce. Only six of them were equipped with engines of 4.4 liters (110 horsepower), the rest received a 3.5-liter units.

Last year, the Hyman classic car dealer put up for sale a unique station wagon – the 1960 Bentley S2 with a Mercedes-Benz 300SE (W112) body. For the car they wanted to get 575 thousand dollars