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1931 Bentley 8 Litre    
Original 1931 Numbers
Chassis No. YF5023
Engine No. YF5023
Registration No. GP 31

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Registration No. GP 31

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Chassis No. YF5023
Engine No. YF5023
Registration No. GP 31
Date of Delivery: Jul 1931
Type of Body: 4-seater
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Type of Car: 12
   
First Owner: Jack Barclay
 
     
  More Info: According to original Vanden Plas Coachbuilder records, this car was originally fitted with Body No. 1732 with a (as 1731); black / silver line; 7/1931.

Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "F/8024. Vanden Plas body no. 1732. Demonstrator. Gurney Nutting sedanca coupe fitted 1932/35 - original body probably fitted to YR5097. Wilson pre-selected box then F box again. Gearbox and engine in 4 Litre special EYT 970. In pieces (1997)." Also: "(This car was) originally a demonstrator for Jack Barclay's. Subsequently purchased by racing driver Whitney Straight... As far as is known, the Gurney Nutting body of GP 31 disintegrated and the chassis was dismantled."
 
     
     
  Updated: Jul 06, 2007
Posted: Mar 01, 2007
 
     
 
 
 
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