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1929-’32 Bentley 4 1/2-Litre To Be Offered at Bonhams’ Goodwood Sale

The George Daniels Collection of motorcars and motorcycles will headline the 2012 Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed auction, scheduled for Friday 29th June on the Tapestry Lawn at Goodwood House in Chichester, Sussex. The jewel in the crown of the George Daniels Collection is the ex-Sir Henry Tim Birkin 1929-32 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Single-Seater which set the Brooklands Outer Circuit Lap Record at more than 137mph in 1931. Bonhams set a preauction estimate of £3 million to £4 million, or roughly $4.75 million to $6.3 million.

1929-32 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Single-Seater 
1929-32 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Single-Seater

As the first of the supercharged so-called Blower Bentleys, the car was nicknamed the Brooklands Battleship after the race circuit in England, where it set a lap record of 137.96 miles per hour. It finished first in the 1929 Brooklands Six Hour Race and 500 Mile Race, and claimed victories in the 1929 Irish Grand Prix and 1929 Tourist Trophy.

The auction will present a collection of seven cars and two motorcycles that belonged to George Daniels, a British watchmaker who died last year, and it is expected to sell for $12.6 million.

George Daniels Collection

  • 1907 Daimler 45hp Roi-des-Belges Tourer
  • 1908 Itala 100hp Grand prix Car
  • 1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Supercharged Racing Single Seater
  • 1929 Bentley 4 1/2-Litre Four Seat Tourer
  • 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 Long Chassis Touring Spider
  • 1954 Bentley R-Type 4.5-Litre Continental Fastback
  • 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 Roadster
  • 1950 Sunbeam S7 Motorcycle
  • 1950 Sunbeam S7 Motorcycle
1929-32 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Single-Seater 
1929-32 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Single-Seater
1929-32 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Single-Seater
1929-32 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Single-Seater

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