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1922 Bentley 3.0 Litre short chassis. SOLD
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|1922 Bentley 3.0 Litre short chassis.|
Chassis number 91
Registration number XL3595
Chassis 91 Registration XL3595 was first sold to J E Scott, Ph.D., STD, a British gentleman and Reverend mainly living in India. Chairman of the Famine Relief Committee and member of many other charities, he was the author of ‘In Famine Land’ which started out as a report for the benevolent many throughout the world, to explain how the hundreds of thousands of Dollars were spent to relieve the suffering of the great continent of India after the Famine of 1899-1900.
Chassis 91 returned to England for a complete engine overhaul and was upgraded with all the latest modifications, shock absorbers and front brakes, most probably included as part of the then 5 year guarantee which went with every Bentley.
We believe the car stayed in the UK with J E Scott’s younger brother Lindsay M Scott who used the car until:
when she changed hands to a yet unknown, then was registered in:
by WGS Wike in the name of GE & W Wike Ltd of Chesham Mills in Bury, Lancs.
H Blackburn of The Poplars, Stuart Rd, Ribbleton, Preston Lancs registered the car with the Bentley Drivers Club
Louis G Holland of Hatfield is registered as owner by the Bentley Drivers Club
J B Knight is registered as owner by the Bentley Drivers Club
Between 1948 and 2000 the information we have is unconfirmed, so we will update this area as the information becomes available. It is clear this is the period the engine crankcase was changed from the original 93 to the now 617
A comprehensive ground-up rebuild took place, engine, chassis, body, clutch, gearbox, axle, exhaust, fuel, brakes, mags, radiator and lights.
The owner completely dismantled the engine and checked all the tolerances, re-fabricated several bushes to Bentley drawing spec, reassembled the car and has been using her for the past 3 years both locally in the UK and in France. She runs very well, and is easy to start and drive. In 2008 she drove at Le Mans, Le Castalet, Le Grand Sambuc and Le Luc, through the French/Swiss Alps. She has also followed the London-Brighton Vintage rally 2008 and 2009 - in ridiculous rain. This year an inspection was made of the big ends, mains, oil pump etc and all were found to be showing surprisingly little wear. The brake and clutch linings are like new, the chassis and body tight like new, all free of rattles or wear, and good for the years ahead.
The car is very sporting with its light fabric body & twin sloper carburettors which give plenty of urge. It is in understandably superb condition & ready for its next chapter in life.
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