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 Post subject: Barker Derby Bentley
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:31 am 
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Barker on Bentley 3 1/2 litre for India and de Portago: two very similar cars were made, one for the Nawab of Bahawalpur, and one for the Marquis de Portago, which is shown here.


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 Post subject: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:21 pm 
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Chassis unknow,


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 Post subject: Re: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:21 am 
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B 45 CW is the chassisnr


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 Post subject: Re: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:16 pm 
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WO's that is


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 Post subject: Re: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:26 pm 
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Derby Bentley's


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 Post subject: Re: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:36 pm 
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More Derby Bentley's


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 Post subject: Re: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:13 am 
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Another picture of 1931 8 litre Boattail Tourer


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 Post subject: Re: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:54 am 
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robgeelen wrote:
More Derby Bentley's

More pictures of JY B 159 DHC


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 Post subject: Re: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:57 am 
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Two more


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 Post subject: Re: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:40 pm 
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More of the Indian late model Coupé


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 Post subject: Re: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:49 pm 
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The car as sold by a Dutch dealer quite recently, and another one, but not the same


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 Post subject: Re: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:30 pm 
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Barker Bentley W.O.


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 Post subject: Re: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:00 am 
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robgeelen wrote:
The car as sold by a Dutch dealer quite recently, and another one, but not the same

Rob, could you verify and correct this promotional text by RM for me, please?

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This 1935 Bentley reminds one of how different the world used to be – and not only regarding motor cars. During these years, India was still under British rule, and its elites enjoyed many of the same luxuries as their peers in England. The Barker-bodied Bentley chassis B32EF attests to this.

As supported by copies of original factory documentation, the car was originally built for an Indian dignitary and was delivered to the Nawab (provincial governor) of Bahawalpur, an extant city located in present-day Pakistan along the Sutlej River. The governor, HH Hadiq Mohammad Kan V, likely enjoyed driving his Derby Bentley as much as gazing at it.

This chassis comes with many original documents, including a hand-written order card. It outlines the saloon's unique upfit, which included such interesting features as special "India tyres." An original dynamometer test sheet for this car's actual 3.5-litre six-cylinder engine is also included. Maximum torque of 148 lbs. is measured at 1,750 rpm.

According to Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club archives, B32EF was shipped from London to India on 17 January 1936. A road test of the car in the June 1987 issue of Thoroughbred and Classic Cars, by Brian Palmer, indicated the car had only 28,000 original miles 50 years later. Although it was delivered to India, it must have returned to England at some point as Palmer reported that this vehicle was kept in the London Service Depot of Rolls-Royce at Hythe Road for use whenever His Highness visited London. According to Mr. Palmer, prior to the owner’s arrival, Rolls-Royce would ensure that the car was prepared to the highest standard.

This generation of Bentley earned the moniker "The Silent Sports Car" because of its rare combination of performance and refinement. Period reviews claimed easy cruising at 70-75 mph. For those familiar with Bentley’s history, this comes as no surprise. W.O. Bentley's road to success included motorcycle racing, aviation engineering and then forming his own automotive manufacturing company. With pitiful financial resources, Bentley managed to engineer durable, high-performance open cars that immediately established themselves as winners in the hectic world of European racing between World Wars I and II. Bentleys won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four times between 1923 and 1931.

The semi-streamlined two door closed coupé Barker body fitted to Bentley chassis B32EF is a one-off. Still finished in its original dark blue and black paintwork with dark blue leather upholstery, it is remarkable for its clean lines, overall balance, airy greenhouse and fully-enclosed rear wheels. The noble Bentley must have caused quite a thrill on the streets of London with its "Winged B" flying proudly atop the radiator. Barker was one of England’s most distinguished coachbuilders and, in fact, dated back to 1710, when an officer of the Royal Guard founded a coachbuilding company in London. Through the centuries, his company went on to curry the favour and patronage of the Royal household. With such distinguished history, it’s no wonder Barker came to express its company’s artfulness on Rolls-Royce chassis. This high level of visibility helped Barker become well known in the Arab world and thus the choice of discerning buyers such as the Nawab. His 3 ½ Litre Derby Bentley is an exceptional example, complete with remarkable ownership and lovely, elegant lines.

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 Post subject: Re: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:22 am 
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And a few pics from Dutch photographer Pieter E. Kamp:


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 Post subject: Re: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:03 pm 
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It was owned by a Dutch dealer for a while before the last owner, Edgar Schermerhorn bought it. It is a lovely car, low mileage. It has however been repainted several times in its past, so it is not "finished in its original dark blue and black paintwork with dark blue leather upholstery". The pic shows the Hyderabad cars having been sent to Hoopers for refurbishment in the fifties. (Pic from TeamBHP site, recommended!)


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 Post subject: Re: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:35 pm 
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Thanks Rob.
Do you know the chassis number of the car for the Marquis de Portago? Some additional info would be welcome as well. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:17 pm 
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B27DK, what else can I tell you?


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 Post subject: Re: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:20 pm 
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robgeelen wrote:
B27DK, what else can I tell you?

Thanks.
A short bio on the car and some more pictures would be great.
Well, anything you know and have, actually! :))

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 Post subject: Re: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:23 pm 
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Missing since 1950.


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 Post subject: Re: Barker Bentley
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:27 pm 
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robgeelen wrote:
Missing since 1950.

Okay, where shall we start?
You go West, then I'll head East. :lol:

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