1939 Bentley 4.25-Litre Sports Coupé “Honeymoon Express” by Park Ward
- Brand: Bentley
- Car Code: 151218
The 1939 Bentley 4.25-Litre Sports Coupé “Honeymoon Express” was a luxury car designed and built by Park Ward, a coachbuilder based in London, England. It was one of the last Bentleys produced before the outbreak of World War II and is considered to be one of the most beautiful and desirable pre-war Bentley models.
The "Honeymoon Express" nickname was given to this particular car because it was used by its first owner, a wealthy British industrialist named Sir John Black, on his honeymoon with his wife in 1939. The car was also used in various promotional materials by Bentley Motors and Park Ward, which helped to further popularize the model.
Under the hood, the 4.25-Litre Sports Coupé was powered by a six-cylinder engine that produced 125 horsepower. It was capable of reaching a top speed of around 90 miles per hour and could accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just over 13 seconds. The car featured a four-speed manual transmission and a semi-elliptic leaf spring suspension system that provided a smooth ride.
The exterior design of the car was characterized by its flowing lines, elegant curves, and sweeping fenders. The body was constructed using high-quality materials, such as hand-formed aluminum panels, and featured a number of luxurious touches, such as a chrome-plated radiator grille and wire-spoked wheels.
Today, the 1939 Bentley 4.25-Litre Sports Coupé “Honeymoon Express” is highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts of vintage and classic cars. It is considered to be one of the most valuable pre-war Bentleys, with some examples fetching prices in the millions of dollars at auction.
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|Country of origin||Great Britain|