Thursday, September 10, 2015

Barnfind Thrupp & Maberly bodied new in 1934 Bentley

Harmsworth’s car – which cost him £1,100 as a bare chassis and a further £500 for its coachwork (the equivalent of a total of £102,000 today) – remained in his ownership through the war but then was not heard of again until 1952 when it was sold for £800 to the works director of the Standard Telephone Company, Alfred Mason, for £800 (the equivalent of £22,000 today).

 His widow sold it to the athletics administrator Sir Arthur Gold (1917 – 2002) in 1965 for £180 (the equivalent of £3,200 today). Now described as an “unmolested relic”, the car has been untouched since the 1950s

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