The Bentley 3½ Litre was presented to the public in September 1933 and was the first new Bentley model following Rolls-Royce's acquisition of the Bentley brand in 1931. Bentleys of this era are known as Derby Bentleys because they were built in the Rolls-Royce factory located in Derby, England.
Based on an experimental Rolls-Royce project "Peregrine," the 3½ Litre was finally fitted with an engine developed from Rolls' straight-6 but featured a higher compression ratio and two SU carburetors on a crossflow cylinder head. Actual power output was roughly 110 hp allowing the car to reach 90 mph. The 3.7 L engine combined with a 4-speed manual transmission with synchromesh on 3rd and 4th and its 4-wheel leaf spring suspension, and 4-wheel servo-assisted mechanical brakes made it a beautiful drivable and enjoyable car, which it still is. So, if you love classics, this is one you can’t let go.