1938 Derby Bentley 4.25 MR Overdrive series Hooper DHC
Chassis number: B26MR
Registration number: OSU902
This car has had a nut & bolt restoration by noted marque specialists Alpine Eagle & as a result, is in close to Concours condition. This was Hoopers London Olympia Motor show car after which it was delivered to Archibald Fraser Esq in Glasgow; thence to Sir Oliver Edwin Simmonds MP in Ripley in 1942 who had an electric/hydraulic hood mechanism fitted by Abbotts of Farnham!
There is also a full photographic and written record of the comprehensive restoration undertaken by Alpine Eagle of Clanfield 2001-2003, together with a full engine re-build in 2009 by RR & B Garages of Bromsgrove.
The bills are, to say the least eyewatering. The history file comes in three thick folders & is far far far too extensive to photograph in total so we have just snapped a few random shots. The full files may be inspected when viewing the car. This Bentley has been seen in many Concours, events and tours/rallies over its long life, not least during the current ownership where it has journeyed as far afield as Pau covering the miles with aplomb in the tradition of a grand routier. Assorted awards & trophies come with the car.
It has just had a full pre-sale service undertaken by Alpine Eagle & thus is in impeccable running condition. Indeed to drive this car is to understand how there were when new. The engine runs cool at around 60 degrees. Oil pressure is 20PSI at idel & over 40 under load. A heater is fitted for cold weather running. There is also a 12V socket allowing for the use of new fanglked gadgetry. Simply put, this is a superlative car with desirable Hooper coachwork & is in a condition which is hard to fault.