Bentley 3 Litre

Vehicle Price: POA
Advert Reference Number: 12050

1926 Bentley 3 Lite Speed Model - VDP body original. This is a really usable Bentley which has been well maintained and used for foreign events. Body: 1930s with an original (1925) VDP tourer body No. 1155. All floorboards marked. Colour: Green with leather interior Length: 9' 9.5" Chassis: AP 324 Steering Box: AP 324 (Fitted 4 1/2 gears) Gearbox: AP324 (A Box) Rear Axle: AX1671 (Banjo 500) 3.53:1 Engine No: HP 397 (contemporary with all AP Series cars) The car comes with tonneau cover and hood, new blade wings and stays, Marchal headlights and original 3 piece windscreen. New VDP style spare wheel mounting, 4 1/2 gal fuel tank with 3 litre filler. New battery in 2009. Autovac is present but not fully connected, electric pump used. Brooks tool box on running board. The engine was completely rebuilt by Simon Adams in Edinburgh with new Farndon semi-counterbalanced crank and rods, mains and big ends converted to shells with new bearing caps. New Arias pistons, flywheel lightened to suit crank and all balanced. New retro Track and Air BM 1800 camshaft, Phoenix rockers, new valves and springs. Replacement original block, rebuilt water pump (ceramic) and new drain tubes. There are a pair of rebuilt BTH mags and the original oil filter has been converted to a modern filter. CAV Co-ax started fitted, new oil pump gears and rebuilt H6 carbs on a new manifold. New 'Bunch of Bananas' exhaust, extended oild filter and an electric fan (avoids boiling in traffic!). Much work has been carried out by previous owner Hamish Monro and the car has been used extensively including trips to Le Mans four years running. The car runs well with 75mph cruising possible. It is very tracktable despite 3.53 cwp and A Box. The steering is nice and light with 4.5 gears fitted. not concours but extremely presentable and useable. Work still required includes the running boards to suit - Curved wood and alluminium sheet covering is available. Contact us for details on UK telephone +44 1531 820903


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