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 to have left the factory in 1928 as an original 4.5 Litre Bentley built with a Harrison 4 seater open body, and is recorded to have been sold by to a British army officer, a certain Major Abercromby in 1932.
1949 - The car was rebuilt and the chassis seems to have been damaged around this time as it was changed to Ch#976 and all the major mechanical parts transferred, the car was then re-registered as JOP 873.
1961 - JOP 873 was then again rebuilt back to PN 1562 using the correct length 10’ 10” chassis as per the original car in 1928, the original engine, gearbox and axle etc from TX3227 – PN 1562 were all re-fitted.
2004 – Around this time PN 1562 was sold to a new owner with no bodywork and was then fitted with the Le Mans type body it wears today, it was also rebuilt with a new engine by Neil Davies, uprated to 5.3 Litre and fitted with his fantastic Birkin type Supercharger and all associated parts to full Factory “Blower Bentley” Specification.
This car is restored to top specification and has around 250 BHP with more than 450nm Torque.
This Bentley 3 liter Speed model (chassis #889, engine #828) has a 4½ liter engine and an overdrive. She has a new 3 liter radiator with much more cooling capacity. The two magnetos are overhauled......
We have a rather unique Bentley 4 ½ Litre Le Mans Petersen Special available. An experienced specialist builder who had built a couple of top quality Petersen Specials in the past built this particular.....
- Built by R.C. Moss at Bentley expert Graham Moss in Melbourne
- Exact Recreation of the 1919 Vanden Plas Blower Bentley
- 130-inch wheel base chassis
- 5.3-liter block
- Original 4.5-liter gearbox,.....