1924 Bentley 3 Litre Speed model VDP style Tourer

Bentley 3 Litre Speed model VDP style Tourer

Year: 1924
Chassis no: 635
Registration: XU3123
Price: £275,000

1924 Bentley 3 Litre Speed model VDP style Tourer

Registration Number: XU3123

Chassis Number: 635

What a Glorious & pretty example of a minimalist & pure 3 litre Bentley open tourer.  Such a pleasure to drive compared with the much heavier cars the later models became.

A desirable Speed model with genuine engine to chassis matching, a racing ‘A’ gearbox and ‘sloper’ carburettors.  The original VDP coachwork has been replaced by a beautifully executed replica Vanden Plas tourer body with blade wings closely resembling Bentley’s first winning car at Le Mans in 1924. 

The car was restored to the highest standards, both mechanically and cosmetically, over a lengthy period which was completed in 2021.  The rebuilt engine was fitted with a new crankshaft and the present owner has installed a new gearbox, the stronger ‘4 star’ differential and new clutch ring.

The car also benefits from the larger 16-gallon fuel tank for long range touring, Scintilla magnetos for utter reliability and a vacuum brake servo.

Its external appearance is enhanced by matching Lucas ‘bell’ head and side lamps and CAV ‘divers helmet’ rear lamps. 

This car is set up for serious long-distance rallies, starts ‘on the button’ and has proved to be completely reliable, having undertaken many trips both at home and abroad.  Fuel is delivered by the traditional Autovac system but with the option of reverting to an SU pump if ever necessary. 

Little but regularly used in recent years, the current owner, a passionate and meticulous vintage car enthusiast, has now decided to sell the car for reasons of advancing years and declining health.

The interior of the car is black leather in very good condition with a very light patina of use & all the better for it frankly.  The exterior is blue Rexine fabric making a pleasing change to the more often seen green.  New tyres are fitted all round including the side mounted spare.

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1924 Bentley 3 Litre Speed model VDP style Tourer

Registration Number: XU3123

Chassis Number: 635

What a Glorious & pretty example of a minimalist & pure 3 litre Bentley open tourer.  Such a pleasure to drive compared with the much heavier cars the later models became.

A desirable Speed model with genuine engine to chassis matching, a racing ‘A’ gearbox and ‘sloper’ carburettors.  The original VDP coachwork has been replaced by a beautifully executed replica Vanden Plas tourer body with blade wings closely resembling Bentley’s first winning car at Le Mans in 1924. 

The car was restored to the highest standards, both mechanically and cosmetically, over a lengthy period which was completed in 2021.  The rebuilt engine was fitted with a new crankshaft and the present owner has installed a new gearbox, the stronger ‘4 star’ differential and new clutch ring.

The car also benefits from the larger 16-gallon fuel tank for long range touring, Scintilla magnetos for utter reliability and a vacuum brake servo.

Its external appearance is enhanced by matching Lucas ‘bell’ head and side lamps and CAV ‘divers helmet’ rear lamps. 

This car is set up for serious long-distance rallies, starts ‘on the button’ and has proved to be completely reliable, having undertaken many trips both at home and abroad.  Fuel is delivered by the traditional Autovac system but with the option of reverting to an SU pump if ever necessary. 

Little but regularly used in recent years, the current owner, a passionate and meticulous vintage car enthusiast, has now decided to sell the car for reasons of advancing years and declining health.

The interior of the car is black leather in very good condition with a very light patina of use & all the better for it frankly.  The exterior is blue Rexine fabric making a pleasing change to the more often seen green.  New tyres are fitted all round including the side mounted spare.

RICHARD BIDDULPH
SALES & VALUATIONS

m: +44 (0) 7967 260 673
e: richard@vandp.net

SIMONE DELLA CORTE
SHOWROOM MANAGER

t: +44 (0)7377 070 943
e: simone@vandp.net

MICHAEL KLIEBENSTEIN
EUROPEAN SALES and MARKETING

m: +49 170 204 3831
e: michael.kliebenstein@t-online.de

JAN KURTY
EASTERN EUROPE SALES and MARKETING

m: +44 7872 932 675
e: kurtyinterbiz@btinternet.com

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