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1929 Bentley 4½ Litre    
Original 1928 Numbers
Chassis No. AB3351
Engine No. AB3354
Registration No. GU 404

  This car - updated
Chassis No. AB3351
Engine No. PL3497
Registration No. GU 404

(Updated with information from J D Medcalf. - December 2013)
 
September 2017
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At Hampton Court’s Concours d’Elegance Motor Show in London, September 2017

 
     
     
  Source: Bob Rippon
Posted: Oct 11, 2017
 
     
September 2013
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St James's Concours d'Elegance, September 2013

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'cole trickle'
Posted: Jun 09, 2014
 
     
August 2012
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Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance, August 2012

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'Graham Woodward'
Posted: Jan 20, 2015
 
     
June-July 2011
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This photograph was taken during the 'Britian by Bentley Tour' in June-July 2011 to celebrate the Bentley Drivers Club's (BDC) 75th anniversary.

Read article 'Vintage to the fore! - Report: BDC Britain by Bentley Tour 2011'

 
     
     
  Source: Auto Trader Classics
Posted: Jun 21, 2012
 
     
2010
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Vincent Owners Club visit, BDC headquarters, 2010

 
     
     
  Source: Coventry Vincent Owners Club
Posted: Nov 23, 2010
 
     
August 2008
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The Gray Lady at BDC Silverstone, August 2008

 
     
     
  Source: Russell Browne
Posted: Jul 29, 2013
 
     
2006
In England in 2006 / Owned by a BDC member
2001
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1931 Bentley 4 Litre in Gosford Park, Movie, 2001

 
     
     
  Source: Internet Movie Car Database
Posted: Aug 29, 2012
 
     
 

The car in above photographs has been identified as Chassis no. AB3351 by Russell Browne. Russell says, "Jimmy Medcalf's 4½ litre" — September 7, 2012

 
 
2002-2012
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1929 Bentley 4½ Litre [AB3351] in Foyle's War, TV Series, 2002-2012

 
     
     
  Source: Internet Movie Cars Database
Posted: Aug 29, 2012
 
     
1989-2012
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1929 Bentley 4½ Litre [AB3351] in Poirot, TV Series, 1989-2012

 
     
     
  Source: Internet Movie Cars Database
Posted: Aug 29, 2012
 
     
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  Source: Alamy
Posted: Mar 12, 2009
 
     
1970s

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  Source: Alamy
Posted: Mar 12, 2009
 
     
1972
 

This car was purchased by J D Medcalf in 1972.

"First Reg July 1929. Body changed early 1930 With Salmons & Sons Sports Saloon With Tickford Opening Top."

 
     
     
  Source: J D Medcalf (Owner)
Posted: Dec 21, 2013
 
     
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Chassis no: AB3351
Registration No: GU 404
Coachbuilder: Salmons

 
     
     
  Source: Pipo Aymamí
Posted: Jul 10, 2014
 
 
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EARLIEST RECORD OF HISTORICAL FACTS & INFORMATION
 
Chassis No. AB3351
Engine No. AB3354
Registration No. GU 404
Date of Delivery: Nov 1928
Type of Body: Saloon (Weymann)
Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Type of Car: No info
   
First Owner: (LAYCOCK J M)
 
     
  More Info: Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "Rebuilt on new frame 1932. Allweather saloon by Salmons eng PL 3497 ex PL 3499."  
     
     
  Posted: Mar 01, 2007  
     
 
 
 
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Dec 15, 2017 - Info and photographs received from Hans Hugenholtz for Chassis No. KM3088
Dec 14, 2017 - Info and photographs added for Registration Nos. GP 31 & GP 401
Dec 13, 2017 - Info and photograph added for Registration Nos. YR 4575 & XP 8879
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