1934 3 1/2 Litre Kellner Drophead Coupe Derby Bentley
This drop-head coupe has three positions for the top: top up, top down or top folded back
to open over the front seats. Following the Paris car show, the ownership varied
from European nobility to Roy Orbison in 1967, the country music singer from Tennessee.
While there, the car deteriorated and then passed through a number of owners,
with one Ohio owner paying just $17,500 for this Bentley. In 2014 Alamo resident Gordon Johnson acquired the Derby Bentley
Story by current owner of B34BN:
“I was just looking for something I could work on,” Johnson said. “It was drivable and was in
reasonable condition but could use some help. It was not a show car at all.
We personally restored the interior and the engine compartment. This included
upholstery and a new top by Ken Nemanic of Vintage Automotive Upholstery.
I did the restoration of the woodwork and reworked the engine to some extent including
repainting everything except the body myself.
The total restoration took Johnson about three years. The Bentley was completely
repainted professionally, brought down to bare metal and the colors changed as can be seen today."