Search Cars for Sale

Back to List
»
1927 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model 

1927 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model Sports Tourer

See all the Images for this Car
Unveiled in chassis form at the 1919 Olympia Motor Show, the 3 Litre featured an advanced inline four-cylinder engine with hemispherical combustion chambers, twin-plug ignition, and an overhead camshaft operating four valves per cylinder. Built from 1921 through 1929, the 3 Litre was offered in various states of tune, the most famous being the high-performance Red Label Speed Models and Green Label Super Sports. Motor-racing successes, including victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1924 and 1927, earned the model an unmatched reputation and formed the basis for the Bentley legend. This handsome Bentley, chassis BL1620, is a genuine Red Label Speed Model constructed late in the model’s production run and originally fitted with Vanden Plas’ popular four-seater Sports body style. Completed in April 1927, this 3 Litre has a well-documented provenance beginning with C.E. Tongue of Manchester, England. In 1932, BL1620 was the subject of a featured road test in Motor Sport and, following WWII, it spent three decades in the hands of George W. Bennet, a founding member of the Bentley Drivers Club (BDC). This unusually original example was recently restored to show-quality standards by acclaimed marque expert R.C. Moss, using the newly rediscovered and correct Rexine cotton fabric for the bodywork. Documented by Vintage Bentley authority Dr. Clare Hay, BL1620 represents the very epitome of the 3 Litre Bentley. *Gooding provides information regarding the registration and import status of each lot as a helpful reference. It should not be relied upon or substituted for the Buyer’s own due diligence. As set forth more fully in the General Conditions, the Buyer is responsible for determining the relevant taxes and duties payable, as well as any import regulations that may apply, and for examining any and all documentation pertaining to the title or registration provided by the Seller and made available by Gooding prior to the Auction, and for determining whether a Vehicle is or can be registered. Neither Gooding nor the Seller is responsible for any errors or omissions regarding information provided herein, as set forth more fully in the General Conditions. Please contact clientservices@goodingco.com with any questions regarding registration and import status.

Reference Number 609361

as of 8/18/2020

Dealer
 

Lot 001

 Contact  Location
 Phone    City  Strand
 Fax    State  London
 Mobile    Country  United Kingdom United Kingdom
Overview
Car 1927 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model
More Images
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car