As before, the 41/4 Litre was a Rolls-Royce with a Bentley badge and 90+ mph performance but no independent front suspension. From late 1938, an "overdrive" transmission with geared-up top was fitted to make the car better suited to fast roads.
1937 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre hardtop coupe.
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Many of the 41/4 Litres had Park Ward bodies, without wooden framing, so they've lasted better.
Pluses of the 1936-1939 Bentley 41/4 Litre:
- A real aristocrat
- Top-drawer build quality
- Comfortable, dignified, yet sporting
- Parts supply still OK
Minuses of the 1936-1939 Bentley 41/4 Litre:
- Costly to buy, very costly to run
- Wood bodies still rot
- Inferior to contemporary Americans in ride
- Styling a bit traditional
Production of the 1936-1939 Bentley 41/4 Litre:
Specifications of the 1936-1939 Bentley 41/4 Litre:
Wheelbase, inches: 126.0
Length, inches: 192.0
Weight, pounds: 3,750
Price, new: NA
Engines for the 1936-1939 Bentley 41/4 Litre:
Type Size Horsepower Years ohv l-6 4,257 cc (260 cid) NA 1936-1939
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