100 years of Bentley at Bonhams

1929 ‘Three Business Like Le Mans Bentleys’

Bonhams New Bond Street salesroom will celebrate the British motoring marque Bentley on April 12, as the auction house hosts its    exhibition to mark the maker’s centenary.

One hundred years of the racing Bentley will be illustrated by 100 pieces of memorabilia, including artefacts that once belonged to celebrated engineer and designer W.O. Bentley, designer F.T. Burgess, and J.D. Benjafield who was a Bentley works driver and founder of the British Racing Drivers’ Club; as well as items that epitomise the legendary race meetings at both Brooklands and Le Mans. Also included are period photographs, posters and trophies that define an age.

In addition to the memorabilia, four iconic Bentley team cars will be on display in the London auctioneer’s main saleroom.

Sholto Gilbertson, Motoring Department Director, commented: “This is an absolutely unmissable event for fans of British motoring. Bentley is one of the finest British creations, and it is a privilege to be hosting this landmark exhibition at Bonhams. This collection of memorabilia and motor cars is unique in its breadth, and truly showcases the astonishing achievements of one of the world’s best-loved and most successful marques.”

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