In many ways UT 1 is the archetypal Vintage Bentley; owned by enthusiasts for its entire life, well known and used regularly in both Bentley Driver Club and Vintage Sports Car Club events.
Originally built for Sir Lindsay Everard in 1929 as a Weymann type saloon body by Gurney Nutting. Replaced with an open four seater when the chassis was shortened to 9 feet 9 ½ inches before the war in 1936, it remained like this until it was restored by the doyen of Vintage Bentley restorers Tony Townshend of Elmdown Engineering who fitted the current Le Mans style body in 1972.
Bought by Nigel Stacy-Marks from Gregor Fisken in 1986, Nigel was a larger than life character who regularly and enthusiastically used UT 1 at every opportunity. It was much loved by both himself and his family and it is only now, after his untimely passing last year, that UT 1 is available for the first time in a quarter of a century.
The history file that accompanies the Bentley extensively lists the work that has been completed over the years including a Phoenix counter-balanced crankshaft and connecting rods along with Cosworth light-weight high compression pistons. For long distance touring a Laycock de Normanville overdrive unit has also been fitted. A well known, well prepared and well respected Vintage Bentley that is ready for continued enjoyment by its next enthusiastic owner.
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