Bentley 3 litre




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  • The 3-Litre represents W.O. Bentley's original vision of 'a fast car, a good car, the best in its class' brought to life. It stayed in production from to and.

    Very rare and desirable authentic 'Red Label' Speed Model; Original 9-ft., 9½-in. chassis, engine, and drivetrain; Upgraded in period by the factory with Super.

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    Bentley 3 litre

    Bentley 3 litre

    When eventually acquired by the prior owner in as a restoration project, it was running, but the original body was beyond repair. Continuously maintained, though never fully restored at any one time, the car is one of the nicest Red Label Bentleys to be found. Within eight weeks of the debit date, I may request reimbursement of the amount debited. I am a dealer Post an unlimited number of vehicles. The engine was also a first, as it had twin spark plugs per cylinder and twin carburettors.

    Bentley 3 litre

    Bentley 3 litre

    Bentley 3 litre

    Bentley 3 litre

    Bentley 3 litre

    Bentley 3 Litre “Red Label” Short Chassis Speed Model

    Bentley went on to win Le Mans an additional three times, giving a total of five victories over an eight year period. This is an extremely impressive achievement considering the fact that the company was founded only a few years earlier in The company existed in this form only until before being acquired by Rolls-Royce Motors Ltd.

    The specification of the 3 Litre is extraordinarily impressive, and demonstrates the genius of W. The engine was quite remarkable for the period, with overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder, and twin spark ignition.

    Bentley 3 litre

    Pent roof combustion chambers and available dual SU carburetors further distinguished the engine, whose block and cylinder head were cast as a single unit for maximum rigidity. The car was available in three wheelbases and three states of tune.

    Of the 3 Litres built in all, were Speed Models distinguished by twin SU carburetors and higher compression ratio designed for high speed. This particular car is an outstanding example in that retains its original matching numbers mechanical components and is one of the Speed Models built. The car was completed on 12 December , and supplied by Beauforts Limited to Sir Harry Warden Chilcott, an avid journalist and sportsman who commissioned a body for this car built by Saunders of Cowes the same Saunders as in Saunders Roe, the aircraft and boat manufacturer , one of only two car bodies built by Saunders.

    Bentley 3 litre

    The other body was also built for Chilcott, and also fitted to a 3 Litre Bentley. This car was originally registered YM , a plate that survived with the car its entire life. The car comes with a copy of its original Service Record from Bentley Motors Ltd, indicating that the car returned to the works regularly for service from to Saunders and Company as well as repairs and fittings by Vanden Plas. Mayne of Bristol, England. The car is now in freshly restored condition, wearing a body built by James Pearce, a well-known coach builder in the United Kingdom.

    This fine automobile has an extremely handsome body in the style of the period with an open and sporting Vanden Plas trimmed body. The whole car is beautifully restored and sits on 21 inch wheels, retaining its original and matching A-type 6 bolt close ratio gearbox, twin magnetos and twin SU sloper carburetors.

    This car features its original engine, steering box and drive train components. The car was comprehensively restored and it would be difficult to imagine any way in which the presentation could be meaningfully improved. The cosmetics are excellent with fully refurbished body, new paintwork, and refurbished original brightwork.

    Bentley 3 litre

    The restoration was authentically completed and the paintwork was done to high standards, with virtually no signs of wear or aging since completion. The leather bodywork is excellent and fresh throughout, and the chassis, brakes and suspension are fresh and detailed in appearance as well. The 21 inch wheels are imposing and have been fully restored including the spinners. The car has beautiful Marchal headlamps and the detailing on the car is stunning throughout, with carefully wrought brass accents, red label badge, and leather hood retaining straps.

    The presentation is period correct throughout, with no modern additions or alterations visible. The interior is equally well-restored and thoroghly detailed. The leather is fresh in appearance and displays excellent workmanship. High quality wool carpeting has been employed, also fitted to high standards. The wood dashboard is excellent and is punctuated by a full complement of beautifully restored instruments.

    A Grand Day Out in my Vintage 3 Litre Bentley



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