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1931 Bentley 4 Litre
Chassis No. FS3615
Engine No. FS3614
Registration No. GH 1537
 
December 20, 2015
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100 Miles of Amsterdam Rally, December 2015

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'René Jacobs'
Posted: Feb 12, 2016
 
     
December 20, 2015
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The 100 Miles of Amsterdam - 2015 edition

 
     
     
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Posted: Jan 16, 2016
 
     
February 6, 2013
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Rétromobile, February 2013

 
     
     
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Posted: Mar 02, 2015
 
     
February 2013
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Jun 29, 2013: Sold

Bentley 4.5 Litre Saloon

Having won Le Mans in 1928 and set numerous speed records at Brooklands, the 4½ litre Bentley was considered to be the ‘must have’ sporting automobile for the dashing, affluent young man around town! The most popular body style when new was the Weymann Sports Saloon, FS3615 being such an example, built by the famous high-class London coachbuilders Freestone & Webb.

Delivered to Captain C. D Leyland of Haggerston Castle, Northumberland, on 4th July 1930. He was a keen motorist and covered almost 6,000 miles in the first year! But by 1931 Leyland couldn’t resist another new Bentley and the factory service records show that FS3615 continued to be regularly used by its new owner, covering a total of almost 46,000 miles by 1937.

In 1956 FS3615 moved to Australia, being bought by Mr T. P Cox. The car remained in his family ownership for over thirty years, before the Bentley – still in Australia – was purchased in 1988 by Alan Mingaye, a Bentley Drivers Club member who regularly used to take the Sports Saloon to Club events.

Sadly, after the war the habit was to throw away the bodies of closed cars and replace them with Vanden Plas-style open four-seat versions instead, so only a fraction of those original, closed examples have survived. FS3615 is the last known surviving example of an original Freestone & Webb Weymann Sports Saloon on the ultimate late specification, heavy crank and chassis frame 4½ litre. When taking into account that not only does it retain its original body but engine and gearbox also, this Bentley is not just rare – it’s unique.

Repatriated to the UK in 2012, FS3615 is accompanied by a report by marque historian Clare Hay who notes just how original an example it is. The subject of a thorough mechanical service by R.C Moss Ltd, this 4½ litre is one of the finest driving examples we have ever come across.

 
     
     
  Source: Fiskens
Posted: Feb 23, 2013
 
     
February 2013
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Rétromobile Show Paris, February 2013

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'gueguette80'
Posted: Feb 23, 2013
 
     
May 2012
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Auction date: May 7, 2012 - 7 PM

1930 Bentley 4 Litre 'Freestone & Webb' Fabric Saloon

- Rare original fabric bodywork
- Same family ownership since 1957
- Older restoration
- Opens opportunity to participate in iconic overseas events

Guiding Range $320,000 to $360,000

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Sold - $462,000

 
     
     
  Source: Shannons Auction Ltd.
Posted: May 08, 2012
 
     
2006
In Australia in 2006 / Owned by a BDC member
EARLIEST RECORD OF HISTORICAL FACTS & INFORMATION
 
Chassis No. FS3615
Engine No. FS3614
Registration No. GH 1537
Date of Delivery: Jul 1930
Type of Body: Saloon
Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Type of Car: No info
   
First Owner: LEYLAND Capt C D
 
     
  More Info: Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "In Australia."  
     
     
  Posted: Mar 01, 2007  
     
 
 
 
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