Model: 3 ½ Litre ‘Cutaway Door’ Open Tourer in the style of Vanden Pla
Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1935 Bentley 3 ½ Litre ‘Cutaway Door’ Open Tourer in the style of Vanden Plas For Sale.
Registration: BXM 513
Chassis no: B192DG
Engine no: T3BJ
A well proportioned, ‘Cutaway Door’, four seater tourer, bodied many years ago to a good standard, very much along the lines of a contemporary Vanden Plas design, sought after by many. BXM 513 comes to us fresh from a bare metal re-spray in the current livery of White/Black with a red coachline. The paintwork is unmarked and absolutely gleaming, the quality is easily noticeable for afar.
The engine runs beautifully, silent on idle and powerful on the road. Recent works include a new aluminium cylinder head and oil filter conversion. The engine is presented as well as the exterior and truly wants for nothing.
A fine example of the iconic “Cutaway Door’ Bentley, in our showroom and ready for viewing.
The chassis cards of B192DG show the retailer was H M Bentley & Partners of Hanover Court – H. M. Bentley was none other than Horace Millner Bentley, the brother of W. O. Bentley – the brothers started their 1st business together in 1912 as “Bentley & Bentley” selling the French DFP cars (Doriot, Flandrin & Parant) – W. O. Bentley improved the performance of these cars & won several races at Brooklands setting new records for Class B in 1912, 1913 & in 1914 he also achieved a flying mile of 89.7mph in a 2ltr DFP – after which the sales of the DFPs rapidly increased.
The first owner of B192DG was Massey Henry Edgcumbe Lopes (1903/1992) – in 1938 upon the death of his father (Sir Henry Lopes) Massey Lopes inherited the title of Lord Roborough, the 2nd Baron. The Lopes family tree can be traced back to Jamaica where in the 1700s Mordecai Lopes owned a sugar plantation from which he made his fortune, in the late 1700s, the Lopes family settled in London & upon Mordecai’s death in 1796 his son Mannaseh Massey Lopes inherited substantial wealth with which he purchased the estate at Maristow, Devon.
Mannaseh Lopes immersed himself in both local & national politics and land management, upon his death in 1831 he had increased his land holding to that of in excess of 30,000 acres. As Sir Mannaseh did not have a son his estate was inherited by his nephew (his sister’s son) Ralph Franco who upon his inheritance altered his name to that of Lopes.
In 1925 Massey H. E. Lopes joined the Royal Scot Greys and whilst serving with them he played on the Polo team which won the Inter-Regimental cup both in 1933 & 1938. Prior to the death of his father (1938) Massey Lopes was aide-de-camp to G. Villiers (6th Earl of Clarendon) who was the Governor-General of S. Africa, upon his father’s death Massey Lopes resigned from the regiment but upon the outbreak of WWII he re-joined and was twice wounded.
Having spoken to Sir Massey Lopes’ son George it has become clear that B192DG was “mothballed” during this period, George can remember sitting in the passenger seat of B192DG (whilst en-route to the Coronation) and his father saying “you watch the speedo & I’ll watch the road” – the speed achieved that day was a grand 82mph!
During the 1960s B192DG was re-bodied by Vincents of Reading and he sold the car in the 1970s to a Mr Bennett. After selling B192DG Sir Massey did not purchase another Bentley as the later models did not appeal “only two reasons to buy a Bentley – Speed & Fun”
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