1934 Bentley 3½ Litre Mann Egerton Saloon B42AH (1934)




Chassis No.  B42AH          
An attractive and slightly out-of-the-ordinary sports saloon, in good sound condition. The car carries a lovely set of Marchal head and spot lights, with chrome trumpet horns and Ace sidelights. At the rear, a pair of 'Gothic' tail lamps, one above the number plate, the other over the GB plate, together with quarter bumpers, enhance the appearance significantly and appropriately. Paintwork is more than acceptable, in a lovely shade of deep green with soft white flanks, and the green leather interior is particularly fine, complemented by good headlining and carpets, also in green. Fitted with a slightly later 4¼ litre engine from 1937 which – combined with its overall condition – give the car a healthy turn of speed, making it surprisingly sprightly and lively. Drives really well, with excellent performance, just fitted with five very appropriate new tyres and tubes, which suit it well, and offered serviced, prepared and newly MoT tested. A 'driver’s car'.
Chassis No.  B42AH                  Reg. No. VG 6542    
Snippets: The Duncanson Brothers
The 1st owner of B42AH was Peter John Francis Duncanson (1912/76) of Hadlow Down.  Peter was a grandson of Edward Ford Duncanson a financier and a director of the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, The Peninsular & Orient Co, the London & County Bank (later Westminster Bank). The three Duncanson brothers all served during WWII.  In June 1940 it as reported that all 3 brothers were missing in action and in July 1940 it was confirmed that Jerome (the youngest brother) had died of wounds incurred whilst defending Calais.  The following two owners of B42AH were also military personnel – namely Major J A Garrett of Holland Park Avenue and Captain Laidlay whose address was that of the law firm Birch & Co, Throgmorton Street, London.
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Friday the 23rd June to Sunday 25th June 2023 inclusive.
The Real Car Co will be attending the RREC Annual Rally with a selection of their stock and an indoor display of Rolls-Royce & Bentley cars that they have sold since 1987. Come and visit our marquee and spot your car.

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  • Year: 1934
  • Doors: 4
  • Body type: Saloon
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Green

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