Bentley 3-Litre Vanden Plas Tourer Upgraded to Speed


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The 1926 Bentley 3.0 Litre, a timeless masterpiece, epitomized luxury and performance of its era. With its elegant design, 3.0-liter inline-four engine, and advanced engineering, this classic car left an indelible mark on automotive history. A symbol of opulence and innovation, it continues to capture the hearts of enthusiasts today.




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4 Speed Manual


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NT 8694 has copious and exacting history that chronicles its ownership and mechanical records from 1926 until today.

It was built as a LT with a VDP body but during the early 1950's, it was enhanced to 'Speed' specification....Tony Townsend was responsible for these modifications which included the revised VDL body, Sloper carburettors, high compression pistons and amongst other notable things uprated road springs.

The Bentley today is finished in Amaranth, a standard period colour although it started life painted blue. Interesting to note that practically no cars were ever Dark Green when originally built.

The engine in the car carries some significant parts from the #1242 original, but was upgraded to Speed using other components, all correctly stamped parts (#54 & #82). In all other respects the car is matching numbers with the chassis marked in the correct places.

Its been in long term ownership with a retired Bentley Drivers Club Director and fastidiously maintained throughout his tenure by the correct people & specialists.

Having driven it across to our new Redhill premises its defies its near 100 year age, happily charging along with modern traffic, creating a 'stir' as it passes astonished onlookers!

It would be a pleasure to answer any questions you might have. However, to really appreciate this fabulous Bentley it needs to be seen “in the flesh”, so do please call me directly on 07788 865700 to arrange a viewing at our new Redhill showroom.

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