Bentley 4 1/4 Liter
1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Coupe: The Bentley 3 ½ Litre was a model of car manufacturer Bentley . It was the first new Bentley model since the takeover of the company by its competitor Rolls-Royce . The vehicles came from the offered between 1933 and 1937 Bentley chassis and body structures of different body corporate . As of 1936, based on the same chassis, the sister model 4 ¼ Litre offered, which after 1937 completely replaced the 3 ½-Litre model and was built until 1939. The vehicles were advertised by Bentley as "the silent sports car", later they were also known as the former production site for Derby Bentley called. As the successor to the Model 1939 Bentley Mark V introduced.
The 3 ½ Litre Bentley was the first model that not more of a variation of the 3-liter engine with overhead camshaft ( OHC was driven). Instead, the engine was the hp Rolls-Royce 20/25 ( OHV valve control with lateral camshaft ) were used, which, however, was significantly revised for use in the Bentley and increase in performance. The engine was installed in a chassis extensively tested not gone in for a series Rolls-Royce model with kompressorgeladenem 2 ¾-liter engine.
In 1936, the 4 ¼ Litre variant was offered at the £ 50 charge for the revised engine of the Rolls-Royce 25/30 hp was installed in the 3 ½-Litre chassis. Whose sales quickly outpacing the sales figures of the basic model, so this was discontinued a year later. Until then 1177 chassis of the Bentley 3 ½ liter arose, the 4 ¼ Litre was produced 1234 times until the end of production in 1939.
Source: Wikipedia, 2013