A 1956 first edition of Darell Berthon’s ‘Racing History of the Bentley’, estimated at £250-350 in a November 12 sale being held by Transport Collector Auctions in conjunction with Lawrences.

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It bears a dedication from the author to ‘Jacqui’ Townshend, the wife of a Bentley garage owner who assisted her husband at competitions in the 1940s-50s, along with this frontispiece photograph of WO Bentley himself, and his navigator, LC Pennal, both of whom have added their signatures.