Description

  • 1932 Bentley 4-Litre H.J. Mulliner Saloon
  • Part of the 'Gentleman Collection'
  • One of only 50 examples ever produced
  • Very original condition, including its original Mulliner body
  • Recently serviced

Introduction

Originally the 4-Litre Bentley was planned to be a new entry level model with a small but powerful engine compared to the big sixes of 6-1/2 Litre and 8-Litre capacity. Due to the 1929 Wallstreet crash there were less people around buying high end coach build cars with big engines. Looking at the success of the small horsepower Rolls-Royce models, the Bentley Motors Company decided to develop the 4-Litre. Based upon the 8-Litre chassis, a new smaller engine was designed with the help of technical engineer Harry Ricardo. However the already troubling financial state of the company took it’s toll and the introduction of the car in 1931 turned out to be too late to be able to save the company. A mere 50 examples of the last true Bentley Motors Company car were made before the liquidation of the firm.

THIS BENTLEY 4-LITRE

This Bentley 4-Litre was delivered new on the 25th of January 1932 to Major H.H.R. White (1879-1939) fitted with a H.J. Mulliner saloon body. According to the accompanying file the car changed hands in 1934 when it was sold to A.N. Wigner (1884-1962), who kept the car at least until the beginning of World War 2. After the war the car was sold a couple of times within the London area but in 1983 the car was bought by a BDC (Bentley Drivers Club) member from Australia. It has been part of the “Gentleman Collection” since 2016. Unusually the original H.J. Mulliner saloon body has been retained throughout the history of the car. Almost all other cars had their body replaced, mostly in the style of VandenPlas open tourers. Only a handful of these cars were kept original, which makes this particular example a very rare opportunity for the serious Bentley collector.

This 1932 Bentley 4-Litre H.J. Mulliner saloon is currently for sale. Please, don’t hesitate to contact us for further details.

Vehicle details

Vehicle data

Make
Bentley
Model series
4 Litre
Model name
4 Litre Mulliner Sport Saloon
First registration date
Not provided
Year of manufacture
1932
Mileage (read)
0 mls
Chassis number
Not provided
Engine number
Not provided
Gearbox number
Not provided
Matching numbers
No
Number of owners
Not provided

Technical details

Body style
Saloon (4-doors)
Power (kW/hp)
88/120
Cubic capacity (cm³)
3915
Cylinders
6
Doors
4
Steering
Right (RHD)
Gearbox
Manual
Gears
Not provided
Transmission
Rear
Front brakes
Drum
Rear brakes
Drum
Fuel type
Petrol

Individual configuration

Exterior color
Red
Interior color
Brown
Interior material
Leather

Condition, registration & documentation

Condition category
Authentic
Has Report
Not provided
Registered
Ready to drive
Accident free

Location

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Real Art on Wheels B.V.

Bodie Hage

Leimuiderdijk 237

2154 MN Burgerveen

🇳🇱 Netherlands

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