Worlds Finest Collection Of Bentleys Going On Sale

Worlds Finest Collection Of Bentleys Going On Sale

Millionaire Auctions Off His Fine Collection Of Bentleys For Sale To Fund His Divorce

Robin Cannon’s vehicles are considered one of the finest private collections of Bentleys ever assembled. Unfortunately not for very much longer. The multimillionaire director of a home care service in the UK is expected to sell off one of the finest private collections of Bentleys ever assembled, reports The Times of London.

The cars will be auctioned off by Duke’s of Dorchester, Dorset. The sale will include seven Bentley’s built between 1929 and 2014, as well as a beautifully maintained first-generation Chevrolet Corvette from 1959. The assortment of autos is expected to bring in more than $2 million by the time the final hammer falls.

But the reason for letting go of these coveted beauties, sadly a divorce.

  1929 WO Bentley 4.5 Liter that is one of just 665 examples of the roadster ever built. The car, which is valued at $965,000, was exported to India during the 1930s, then lost before being rediscovered in Afghanistan during the 1970s, at which point it was returned to England following a four-week, 5,700-mile journey.
Gorgeous silver 1956 S1 Continental Fastback ($550,000) that’s considered one of the finest Bentleys of the decade. 

The rest of the list includes a stately 1935 Derby 3.5 Liter ($250,000) Rounding out the collection is a 1961 S2 Continental ($410,000), 1964 Continental S3 ($250,000), 2007 Azure ($125,000), 2014 Continental GT Speed Convertible ($105,000) and, last but certainly not least, the 1959 ‘Vette ($95,000).These aren’t the only items Cannon has had to part with previously on account of his divorce but these are by far his most prized.

The cars were being stored in a temperature-controlled garage until the house had to get sold too. With no home for his cars, he told ‘The Times Newspaper,  he is sad to see the collection go but that it is time. “My ex-wife and I split up in September 2019, and after selling the house, I didn’t have anywhere to store the cars,” he said. “I have been under pressure to sell them as part of the divorce. I am making the effort to sell them. It is not a distress sale, and I am not being forced into it, but it is sensible for me to sell them.”

The Times

We suppose somewhere out there or several with deep pockets would be doing a jig. It definitely is a collectors dream. We wish Robin Cannon all the best and to the new owners of any of these,…well we would say good luck but you’re already luckier than most.


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