1924 Bentley 3 litre Vanden Plas Matching numbers Speed Model.

Bentley 3 litre Vanden Plas Matching numbers Speed Model.

Year: 1924
Chassis no: 750
Registration: XW1604
Price: £365,000

1924 Bentley 3 litre Vanden Plas Matching numbers Speed Model.

Chassis number: 750

Registration number: XW1604

Fitted with its original Vanden Plas 4-seater "Bathtub" body this 3 litre Bentley represents the archetypal vintage racing Bentley.  Chassis number 750 was built for Sir B.C. Beauchamp of Deanery St, London W1.  All subsequent onwers are listed in the cars history file which also contains the original buff log book for the car.  It left the Cricklewood works in September of 1924 destined for the neighboring Vanden Plas coachworks in Kingsbury NW9.

Up until production ceased in 1929, some 1622 3 litre Bentleys were produced of which 513 were originally speed models.  This example is a very correct matching numbers car with its original VDP all alloy body still in situ along with a fold flat screen plus aero screens.  It really does represent a quintessential Vintage Bentley.

The current owner had a major engine rebuild undertaken by Marque specialists VBE Restorations.  With the bill coming to almost £54,000 pounds it is sufficient to say it was full & comprehensive.  A thick hitory file comes with the car detailing works done to it by many of the leading Bentley repairers.  Elmdown Engineering, Neil Davies Historic Racing, D.H. Day, to name a few.  Copies of the factory records show the car was being serviced by them up to 1939.

This car drives beautifully & has a very solid un messed around feel to it.  The throttle pedal is centre mounted as the car left the factory.  All original period instuments remain in their appointed places on the dash board.  The interior is black leather with the hide being in fine order throughout.

History records the car as having done extensive tours abroad including a 3000 mile tour of the western USA where it endured extended running in 110 degree Arizona weather & also a tour of New Zealand.  Under current ownership the car has been used regularly but sparingly on fine days only & is now being sold due to the advancing age of the current owner.

Call Richard Biddulph.  Mobile ++44 (0) 7967 260673

Simone Della Corte Mobile ++44 (0) 7377070943 Si Parla Italiano

UK & Italian sales.

Mike Kliebenstein  0049 170 2043831 Deutsch Gesprochen

Geman, Austrian Swiss & Southern European sales.

Jan Kurty 07872 932675 hovorí cesky, slovensky, polsky

Eastern Europe Sales.

Vintage & Prestige of Northampton Ltd.

richard@vandp.net

www.vandp.net

Showroom:

2 Ryehill Ct, Lodge Farm Industrial Estate, Northampton NN5 7UA

Service & Trim:Unit 29, Globe Industrial Estate. Grays Essex, RM176ST

Viewings & Visits Strictly by appointment only please. We have on site long term storage for over 200 cars with 24 hour security & covered trailer delivery to customers anywhere in Europe.

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1924 Bentley 3 litre Vanden Plas Matching numbers Speed Model.

Chassis number: 750

Registration number: XW1604

Fitted with its original Vanden Plas 4-seater "Bathtub" body this 3 litre Bentley represents the archetypal vintage racing Bentley.  Chassis number 750 was built for Sir B.C. Beauchamp of Deanery St, London W1.  All subsequent onwers are listed in the cars history file which also contains the original buff log book for the car.  It left the Cricklewood works in September of 1924 destined for the neighboring Vanden Plas coachworks in Kingsbury NW9.

Up until production ceased in 1929, some 1622 3 litre Bentleys were produced of which 513 were originally speed models.  This example is a very correct matching numbers car with its original VDP all alloy body still in situ along with a fold flat screen plus aero screens.  It really does represent a quintessential Vintage Bentley.

The current owner had a major engine rebuild undertaken by Marque specialists VBE Restorations.  With the bill coming to almost £54,000 pounds it is sufficient to say it was full & comprehensive.  A thick hitory file comes with the car detailing works done to it by many of the leading Bentley repairers.  Elmdown Engineering, Neil Davies Historic Racing, D.H. Day, to name a few.  Copies of the factory records show the car was being serviced by them up to 1939.

This car drives beautifully & has a very solid un messed around feel to it.  The throttle pedal is centre mounted as the car left the factory.  All original period instuments remain in their appointed places on the dash board.  The interior is black leather with the hide being in fine order throughout.

History records the car as having done extensive tours abroad including a 3000 mile tour of the western USA where it endured extended running in 110 degree Arizona weather & also a tour of New Zealand.  Under current ownership the car has been used regularly but sparingly on fine days only & is now being sold due to the advancing age of the current owner.

Call Richard Biddulph.  Mobile ++44 (0) 7967 260673

Simone Della Corte Mobile ++44 (0) 7377070943 Si Parla Italiano

UK & Italian sales.

Mike Kliebenstein  0049 170 2043831 Deutsch Gesprochen

Geman, Austrian Swiss & Southern European sales.

Jan Kurty 07872 932675 hovorí cesky, slovensky, polsky

Eastern Europe Sales.

Vintage & Prestige of Northampton Ltd.

richard@vandp.net

www.vandp.net

Showroom:

2 Ryehill Ct, Lodge Farm Industrial Estate, Northampton NN5 7UA

Service & Trim:Unit 29, Globe Industrial Estate. Grays Essex, RM176ST

Viewings & Visits Strictly by appointment only please. We have on site long term storage for over 200 cars with 24 hour security & covered trailer delivery to customers anywhere in Europe.

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