1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre Supercharged Semi-Le Mans TourerSOLD

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To be sold at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction on March 8, 2013. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960 or specialist@goodingco.com. Engine Specifications: 4,398 CC SOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine Twin SU “Sloper” Carburetors Estimated 130 HP 4-Speed Non-Synchromesh D-Type Gearbox 4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes Semi-Elliptical Leaf-Spring Suspension with Friction-Plate Shock Absorbers About this Car: With five outright victories in seven short years, Bentley set an absolute standard for a sports car capable of enduring a race as grueling as the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The tale of the Bentley Boys and their domination of motor sports marks one of the most legendary periods in motor racing – an unfaltering legend of success. As strong then as now, the Bentley Boys are icons of an era in which war heroes, clad in leather helmets and goggles, became national idols at the wheel of the world’s finest racing cars. The association between these English playboys and their Bentleys has resulted in one of the longest-lasting fashions in automotive collecting. A Le Mans Bentley is desired the world over, and yet so few real examples exist. This desire, however, is nothing new, and in period just a small number of Semi-Le Mans specifications cars were built for a noteworthy few. Gerald Bevan and his son Anthony were members of the elite group associated with English motor sports and the Bentley Boys. Friends with Sir Henry “Tim” Birkin, Anthony Bevan found himself at the wheel of a number of Bentleys, including Birkin’s own works 4 1/2 Litre as his entry to the 1931 24 Hours of Le Mans. A competitor in his own right, Anthony favored Bentleys for racing and piloted several of them quite commendably, frequently at Brooklands.

Reference Number 212982

as of 3/14/2013

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Car 1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre Supercharged Semi-Le Mans Tourer
VIN MF3153 
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Known History

Formerly the Property of Gerald T.S. Bevan and Anthony Bevan