1938 Bentley 4¼ Litre Park Ward Sports Saloon B201KU (1938)




Chassis No. B201KU        
With one owner in Belgium for 52 years, the last few years being in storage, this car is appealingly correct, sound, and smartly finished in deep blue with contrasting tan leather interior, which is excellent condition, with fresh-looking carpets. Properly equipped with Lucas R100 headlights and appropriate centre lamp and Alto horns. The paintwork is in need of attention in places, but the body structure seems to be very good. Running nicely, and we have just been successful in claiming back the original UK registration number, CAK 820, with the aid of the British green logbook from 1966 in the car's file, which also includes much paperwork from the car's life in Belgium, as well as an MoT certificate from 1969, and some other documentation. Overall, a good, sound and smart car, now re-commissioned, serviced, running well, and although it would benefit which from some localised attention to paint, is essentially good, complete, sound and very useable just as it is. Offered newly MoT tested.

Chassis No. B201KU                Reg No. CAK 820                    

Snippets: Yarns
The 1st owner of B201KU was Cecil Thomas Lyles, a scion of the Lyles Yarn & Mill owning family of Yorkshire.  The family concerned was established in the mid 1880s by his grandfather George Lyles of Mirfield and until 2010 was still a family concern by then with the company in the hands of George’s great-grandson John Lyles.  The yarn produced by Lyles has found its way into carpets and upholstery which have been used in palaces and stately homes over the world.  In 1943 Cecil & his wife moved from Dewsbury to Harrogate and he gifted his old home Ravensleigh to the War Office to be used as a convalescent home for the troops.  It is uncertain as to how long he actually owned B201KU but the chassis cards show that in 1939 the car is registered to John Raymond Sutcliffe of Pyenot House in Lightcliffe who was also a 3rd generation woollen manufacturer! His grandfather William Sutcliffe had married Mary Atkinson whose father John Atkinson owned several textile mills – perhaps the families knew each other? The Bentley remained in North England until 1967 when it founds its way to a dealer in Sevenoaks and soon after was acquired by Yvette & Jacques Kupelian authors & publishers of automobile books including tomes on the Audi-Auto-Union, Mercedes-Benz, Minerva, the Belgium motorcycle industry from the ADS to the Zircons).
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  • Year: 1938
  • Doors: 4
  • Body type: Saloon
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Blue

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