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1931 Bentley 8 Litre    
Original 1931 Numbers
Chassis No. YF5006
Engine No. YF5006
Registration No. GN 199

  This car - updated
Chassis No. YF5006 + parts from YM5029
Engine No. YF5006
Registration No. (PPB 10) GN 199

(Updated with information from Hay, 1997 and from Michael Holden, October 2012)
 
October 2012
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"I purchased the car from Mr. Victor Gauntlett (of Aston Martin) in 1983 and it has been in my possession since then. The engine was completely renewed by Neil Davies Historic Racing in 2009 including a new engine block, crankshaft, crankshaft housing, rods and pistons"

 
     
     
  Source: Michael Holden (Owner)
Posted: Oct 27, 2012
 
     
 

"I am trying to contact the current owner of the 8 Litre bentley YF5006 reg. GN 199. My father used to own the car in UK... my father and I raced the Bentley in UK and also drove around Scotland a great deal."

 
     
     
  Source: Peter Sowden (Australia)
Posted: Dec 21, 2011
 
     
1983
 

This car was purchased by Michael Holden in 1983 from Mr. Victor Gauntlett.

 
     
     
  Source: Michael Holden (Owner)
Posted: Oct 27, 2012
 
     
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  Source: Webshots, user 'Paulnh1'
Posted: Nov 10, 2010
 
     
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This photograph is from an advertisement by DCM Ltd. in "Thoroughbred & Classic Cars" magazine, December 1982.

 
     
     
  Source: "Thoroughbred & Classic Cars" magazine, December 1982
Posted: Sep 15, 2008
 
     
May 1964
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"Dignity redolent of more leisurely days as Frank Sowden sweeps his eight litre Bentley around Farmhouse Bend... Frank was making third best time in his class, only being beaten by two "E" Type Jaguars..."

 
     
     
  Source: Official Programme - May 24, 1964 (Harewood Hill Climb)
Posted: Nov 24, 2012
 
     
1961
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"1961 during my studies at a hillclimb in England me sitting in KC6083 which belonged to a friend of a friend. The car besides is an 8 Liter if I remember well. Reg. PPB 10...."

 
     
     
  Source: Jean-Pierre Mueller
Posted: Jul 14, 2011
 
     
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"This was my father's car that we both drove around UK and raced at places like Silverstone, Oulton Park and many more places. Would love to get in touch with the current owner."

 
     
     
  Source: Peter Sowden (Son of former owner)
Updated: Sep 23, 2016
Posted: Oct 20, 2014
 
     
  Article by Peter Sowden 'Frank Sowden and PPB10, YF5006, 8 litre Bentley'  
     
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"I have also an original painting of the car by Roy Nockolds."

 
     
     
  Source: Peter Sowden (Son of former owner)
Posted: Sep 23, 2016
 
     
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First body HJ Mulliner saloon (??)

 
     
     
  Source: Getty Images
Posted: Nov 10, 2010
 
     
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Chassis no: YF5006
Registration No: GN 199
Coachbuilder: H J Mulliner

 
     
     
  Source: Pipo Aymamí
Posted: Aug 20, 2014
 
     
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Olympia Show, 1930

 
     
     
  Source: Coachbuild
Posted: Dec 26, 2017
 
     
EARLIEST RECORD OF HISTORICAL FACTS & INFORMATION
 
Chassis No. YF5006
Engine No. YF5006
Registration No. GN 199
Date of Delivery: Jan 1931
Type of Body: Saloon (Weymann)
Coachbuilder: H J Mulliner
Type of Car: 12
   
First Owner: CRAWFORD Sir W
 
     
  More Info: Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "F/8006. 1930. Olympia Show car. Rebuilt by Richardson as 2 seater on 11'3" WB with parts of ch. YM5029. reg PPB 10. Now in USA."  
     
     
  Posted: Mar 01, 2007  
     
 
 
 
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