1925 | Bentley 3 Litre

 

EUR 257,812 JPY 36,421,057 BGN 504,228 CZK 6,133,856 DKK 1,917,810 GBP 225,000 HUF 100,781,168 PLN 1,214,035 RON 1,268,691 SEK 2,925,647 CHF 258,637 ISK 39,470,970 NOK 2,812,287 HRK 1,942,998 RUB 30,215,788 TRY 5,253,867 AUD 398,989 BRL 1,427,581 CAD 375,632 CNY 1,887,130 HKD 2,188,770 IDR 4,197,836,889 ILS 971,306 INR 22,851,397 KRW 345,184,072 MXN 5,258,353 MYR 1,191,374 NZD 434,619 PHP 15,260,390 SGD 367,846 THB 9,226,307 ZAR 4,878,390

 

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1925 | Bentley 3 Litre

EUR 257,812 JPY 36,421,057 BGN 504,228 CZK 6,133,856 DKK 1,917,810 GBP 225,000 HUF 100,781,168 PLN 1,214,035 RON 1,268,691 SEK 2,925,647 CHF 258,637 ISK 39,470,970 NOK 2,812,287 HRK 1,942,998 RUB 30,215,788 TRY 5,253,867 AUD 398,989 BRL 1,427,581 CAD 375,632 CNY 1,887,130 HKD 2,188,770 IDR 4,197,836,889 ILS 971,306 INR 22,851,397 KRW 345,184,072 MXN 5,258,353 MYR 1,191,374 NZD 434,619 PHP 15,260,390 SGD 367,846 THB 9,226,307 ZAR 4,878,390

 

United Kingdom

 
Convertible / Roadster
51/70 kw/hp
Sales Team

The Classic Motor Hub

  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make Bentley
    Model 3 Litre
    Model name 3 Litre
    Year of manufacture 1925
    Report Used
    Condition category Conversion/ Special
    Technical details
    Body style Convertible
    Body detail Racing car
    Power (kw/hp) 51/70
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 2,996
    Cylinders 4
    Doors 0
    Steering Right (RHD)
    Transmission Manual
    Gears 4
    Drive Rear
    Front Brake Drum
    Rear Brake Drum
    Fuel Petrol
    Individual configuration
    Exterior colour Black
    Interior colour Black
    Interior material Leather

Description

This much-campaigned and very successful Bentley 3/4½Special was built in 2006 using a blend of original components and new parts. 

 

Its inspiration was the 3 Litre Supersports known as ‘Smokey’. Having been fitted with a competition-spec engine and two-seater coachwork by Jarvis of Wimbledon, ‘Smokey’ was raced extensively at Brooklands during the 1920s and ’30s by Kit Baker-Carr. 

 

When this particular car was conceived, a new chassis was built in the style of the Supersports model, with a 9ft wheelbase, and an original 3 Litre engine was fitted. This was engine number 797, which had been fitted to chassis number 795 in 1924. 

 

In 2010, the engine was rebuilt by marque specialist Craig Collings around a replacement 4½Litre block. It drives through an original 1922 A-type gearbox, while the front axle is also original and dates from 1928. 

 

The rear axle casing is new but is to the correct specification and has a 4-star differential; the final-drive ratio is 3.3:1. The steering arm is original and the brakes have been converted to hydraulic operation.

 

Conceived for competition use, the Bentley was fitted with a lightweight aluminium body in the style of ‘Smokey’, and the radiator features a modern core in order to further reduce weight. Distributor ignition has been fitted and the car can be set up for racing (using 19in wheels) or trials (on 21in wheels). 

 

Since 2010, the current owners have regularly campaigned it in Vintage Sports-Car Club meetings, including the Herefordshire Trial, the Lakeland Trial, and speed events at venues such as Loton Park and Pembrey. In 2016 it won the Class 11 Speed Series, claiming a class win at Prescott in the process, and it’s supplied with a VSCC buff form plus a full record of its competition outings. 

 

Since the engine rebuild and overhaul by Craig Collings, this Bentley has had further work carried out by Kingsbury Engineering. Now being offered for sale by the Classic Motor Hub, it’s been regularly serviced and meticulously cared for, wears Blockley tyres, and provides all the raucous entertainment that you’d expect from a car of this type. No doubt Kit Baker-Carrwould have approved of this well-sorted and successful machine.

 

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  • Condition & Registration

    Note (Condition) Used
    Report provider The Classic Motor Hub
    Registered
    Ready to drive
    Vehicle-ID: 303704

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The Classic Motor Hub

Old Walls, Ablington

GL7 5NX Bibury

+44 1242 821600

Angus Maccurrach

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