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Bentley 3 Litre Litre Converted to 5 litre Lemans Style body 1924

Allgemeine Beschreibung : 1924 Bentley 3/5 litre Le Mans Style

Chassis number: 773
Registration number: XX1487
Engine Number: 775 

An early 3 litre Bentley with original chassis, axles gear box & engine.  This car started life as a Gurney Nutting tourer.  Purchased a couple of years ago in slightly dilapidated condition, The car has had a full nut & bolt rebuild including construction of a new Le Mans style body complete with Large quick fill fuel tank, engine turned dash board, 4.5 litre radiator shell  & the usual other Lemans accoutrements.

The engine has been completely rebuilt including a long throw phoenix crank, new block & blanking plate bringing the capacity up to 5 litres.  The engine is running with the fuel fed via 2 petrol pumps.  The original Steering box, number 448 is also still fitted.  The numbers on the front dumb iron & chassis cross member are clearly visible.  The car is running as when new on a pair of magnetos.

This car, needless to say is a very rapid machine & is still covering its running in miles.  It is absolutley fresh & new with everything having been done.  The body is brand new green Rexine style leather cloth fabric.  To the interior is  new traditional green hide along with brand new matching green carpets.  The windshield folds flat allowing the occupants to peer from behind a pair or aero style racing screens for the authentic "bugs in the teeth look".  A blower style wide bore exhaust system has been fabricated ending in a wide fishtail.

The car is due up to our showrooms in the next few weeks after completing some family duties at the present owners manor house where we took the photographs.

1924 Bentley 3 Litre Litre Converted to 5 litre Lemans Style body is listed zu verkaufen on ClassicDigest in Essex by Prestige House for Preis nicht verfügbar.

 

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Karosserietyp : Auto Marke : Bentley Modell : 3 Litre Ausführung : Litre Converted to 5 litre Lemans Style body Hubraum : 0.0 Modelljahr : 1924 Karosstyp : Rasse/Rallye-Auto Lage : Essex Fahrzeug Anmeldung : Undefiniert

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Evor er eine bloße Tochtergesellschaft von Rolls-Royce, Bentley war ein unabhängiger Automobilhersteller bekannt für den "schnellsten Lastwagen der Welt" ei Bentley 4 ½ Litre.

Good ol 'Bentley Boys (Eine Gruppe von wohlhabenden britischen Autofahrer, vor allem Woolf Barnato, Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin, Hindernisläufer George Duller, Flieger Glen Kidston, SCH "Sammy" Davis, und Dr. Dudley Benjafield) -in ihre treuen Bentley Autos-dauerte vier Siegen in Folge bei 24 Stunden von Le Mans im Jahre 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930

1931 wurde Bentley über Britisch-Zentral Equitable Vertrauen, dass sich später als eine Front für Rolls-Royce Limited übernommen. Mit seiner Rolle bei Rolls-Royce, W.Ø. unglücklich Bentley das Unternehmen verlassen, wenn sein Vertrag 1935 ausgelaufen ordnungsgemäß Beitritt Lagonda. Das war Anfang der letztlich lassen Bentley Autos auf bloße badge-engineered Rolls-Royce zu werden.