Bentley Motors welcomed 60 Derby Bentleys to Crewe to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Bentley 3 1/2 Litre at an event organized by the Silent Sports Car Club.
Chassis number B14KT is one of four pontoon-bodied Bentleys fitted by James Young, now considered one of the finest coachbuilders of the interwar period.
B203AE, was originally sold to G. Fitzherbert Wright, by University Motors of London on March 26, 1934
B34BN was displayed as Paris show car in 1934 for Bentley and Kellner. The beautiful body is one of 12 built by Kellner, a French company that built auto bodies before World War II.
This B111KU 4-1/4 Liter 1937 Park Ward Jack Barclay Pillarless Saloon was once a Park Ward London Showcar in 1937. Proudly featured in the book, "A Pride of Bentleys".
In 1919, Walter Owen (W. O.) Bentley and Horace Millner Bentley (Brothers) formed "Bentley Motors Limited" in England. W. O. mostly being credited with the inspiration for the Bentley automobile. W.O.’s first complete Bentley 3 Litre car began road tests in January 1920 coupled with his quote, "To build a good car, a fast car, the best in class.". After considerable designs and racing cars, W. O. lost his fortunes to an indirect Rolls Royce secret buyout. From this emerged the "Derby Bentley" automobile.
Built at Derby, England, alongside Rolls-Royce and launched in September, 1933, as the 3½-litre Bentley, this car possessed excellent handling characteristics and could achieve a top speed of 97mph when fitted with lightweight bodywork. Furthermore, like all products designed under the influence of Sir Henry Royce, it was imbued with some of the most complicated design solutions for any car of the period. Nevertheless, it caught on and proved immensely popular. Very soon, this new Bentley was christened 'The Silent Sports Car' - a name it is still closely associated with.
For those who love automobiles, our Society welcomes new members to
join the Derby Bentley Society. Membership is easy. First step is to
join the Rolls Royce
Owners Club since our Society is a sub-chapter of the RROC.
This is a requirement for all members of the Society. When joining
RROC, select membership in Derby Bentley Society (DBS).
Young or old, the Derby Bentley Society offers many levels of Derby Bentley automobile information that will entice the automotive buff. Included in membership are two magazines; RROC publication: "The Flying Lady" and DBS publication: "On The Road", both containing articles on Rolls Royce, Bentley and Derby Bentley cars. Organized meets, conventions, study groups, internet sites all devoted to these Classic and Contemporary Cars are held from time to time. Use the Contact form on this web page to get more information about joining our Society.