1939 BENT­LEY ‘RUSTY TURNER’ SPE­CIAL

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

Good enough to war­rant an en­try in the first vol­ume of Ray Roberts’ book Bent­ley Spe­cials and Spe­cial

Bent­leys, this car, built on an over­drive ‘Derby’ Bent­ley chas­sis, was con­verted in the mid-1960s by Bent­ley lead­ing light ‘Rusty’ RussTurner. Much of the work was done by for­mer Rolls-Royce/Bent­ley main dealer ap­pren­tice Tony Fabian, in­clud­ing fit­ting a twin-ro­tor Wade su­per­charger. Sold to one-time As­ton Mar­tin boss Victor Gauntlett, it was later owned by Sir David Steele and Stan­ley Mann. Sel­dom do cars of such prove­nance come to mar­ket, and the es­ti­mate makes it po­ten­tially su­perb value.

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