A particularly original matching numbers example wearing its original body number 1313 as built & supplied by Vanden Plas. Gear Box, Axles & engine numbered 1599 are all correct & as they left the factory making this a very desirable example.
Speed model 3-liter chassis no. LT 1600, first registered YR9909, left the works in December 1926, had had its Vanden Plas sports touring coachwork completed in November, to be received by first owner Mr. G. Hancock. R.L.A. Holmes to Mr.M.F.P. Kingham on the 4th of February, 1950, the car still domiciled in the UK. In 1954 & 1955. there are pictures of Dough Gilling, with the car being raced by him at Paramatta Park.
Dough later sold the car to J. Capper who already had another 3 Litre, this one perhaps for his wife. Following his marriage break up, Mrs. Capper sold the to Bob Jervis who collected it from Sydney and drove it to Broken Hill.
Neville Web purchased it in June 1959. Neville fully re-built the engine. At that stage the car was fitted with 19 inch wheels and an incorrect sloping back windscreen, but was otherwise original. Neville moved to Adelaide and meticulously restored the car in the late 1960's to a benchmark standard, good enough to win the concours of the 1970 International Veteran and Vintage Car Rally. Neville continued to use the car for vintage events in South Australia, until accompanying him to Queensland in 1979. Mr R. McLead of Brisbane purchased LT 1600 from Neville in 1984, not using it a great deal, but enjoying and carefully maintaining it until Warren Webb returned it to the Webb family ownership in 2000.
Whilst there are is some light patination that is to be expected of a car that has been on the road continuously for 50 years now since its ground up restoration, LT 1600 has not been messed about with and remains a particularly authentic example of about the most desirable of the 3 Litre W.O. Bentley models. The aluminium body and bonnet are finished in Melbourne Tramways Green" lacquer (an early colour discovered under the windscreen frame during restoration) with black lacquer guards, chassis and running gear. Nickel plating remains in good condition, the interior is trimmed in brown leather, and the car is equipped with full wet weather equipment, including 2-piece tonneau, hood and side curtains.
There have been some sensible and practical improvements undertaken to assist with modern driving, such as indicators, electric fan, concealed electric fuel pump etc. A set of new Blockley tyres have recently been fitted, enhancing the cars ride and road holding.
The Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model is one of the greatest car of its era, reflected in their ever-increasing values, sharp handling and performance enough to keep up with modern traffic, which makes it a most pleasurable vintage car to own and drive. The car is currently in Australia where it may be viewed. We can arrange shipping worldwide for the new owner.
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S2 Type Saloon
Originally delivered to Switzerland
Car Delivered on 22.4.60 to RR Lillie Hall
Chassis Number B.425.LBR
Engine Number 212.BB
Body Number BT.0542
Radio 501 TA
Speedometer in Kilometers
Split Bench Type Front Seats
High Frequency Horns
This Bentley S3 #B124HN is a representative of the last generation of Bentleys with a separate chassis. The standard saloon coach with its twin head lamps and slightly lowered bonnet and grille is considered one of the most attractive and elegant cars ever made by the factory.
The car was ordered new .....
3.5 Litre (B 136 CR);
Mann-Egerton Saloon, one-off (design C-1629);
Red leather; Fabric sunroof;
Matching numbers car with the original engine with chassis;
Engine had a complete overhaul in 2017;
Water pump renewed; Radiator re-cored;
Structural wood corrected;
1989 and 2009 RROC Harding-Rolls .....
Bentley Continental R by Mulliner Park Ward
Late 1997 car. Registered on the 31st December 1997, it is in fact a
1998 model/vin (63039). As a result it is a much higher spec than the
earlier cars, charge cooled, and more powerful. Do not confuse this
with earlier models as they are a world apart .....
This Bentley R-Type #B91YA has originally been converted by Radford into a Countryman “Estate car”. This very sought after body to the Mk IV Radford design, was provided with a folding rear seat to make a bed and a two-part “clam-shell” hinged tail gate (a revolutionary feature). Only 11 R-Types .....
In the fifties, when the motor cars were more and more built with monocoque constructions, the art of coachbuilding was disappearing. Freestone & Webb Ltd, who were specialised Rolls-Royce and Bentley coachbuilders, ceased in 1958, after only 17 coaches on a Silver Cloud I chassis and 24 on a Bentley .....
Handmade cyclekart in Bentley Blower style driven by a 6.5 HP 125 cc 4-stroke engine with an automatic gearbox.Suitable for drivers from 1.40 m up to 1.95 m by adjusting pedals.
This beautiful,in every little detail handmade kart is equiped with a discbrake, functioning headlamps an electric starter,an .....
Registration: PN 1562
Engine number: S-MR3396
Fitted with factory correct Bentley Supercharger.
Chassis Number: TX3227
According to the information available in the latest edition of the amazingly detailed, 3 volume, Bentley “Bible” by Clare Hay.
Bentley Chassis number TX3227 is believed .....
This excellent example is finished in Shell Grey over Tudor, complimented with a light grey hide interior. Also featured are veneered picnic tables and electrically operated windows.
Frequently maintained and serviced by Balmoral UK since 2003 right up until present day, with the previous keeper .....