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1931 Bentley 4½ Litre Supercharged
Original 1931 Numbers
Chassis No. MS3950
Engine No. MS3953
Registration No. GY 7846

  This car - updated
Chassis No. MS3950
Engine No. -
Registration No. GY 7846

(Updated with information from Robert Fink, April 2016. - September 2016)
 
September 2017
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Goodwood Revival, 2017

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'Paul Holtom'
Posted: Jan 02, 2018
 
     
2016
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The Silvretta Rallye, 2016

 
     
     
  Source: Peter Hodge
Posted: Jul 07, 2016
 
     
September 12, 2015
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Goodwood Revival, September 2015

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'Ralf Siegel'
Posted: Nov 20, 2015
 
     
June 6, 2015
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  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'Tomas Piller'
Posted: Jul 6, 2015
 
     
July 2014
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Le Mans Classic, 2014

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'marc.pecquet'
Posted: Oct 20, 2014
 
     
September 16, 2012
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Goodwood Revival 2012

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'Jez'
Posted: Aug 31, 2015
 
     
September 2012
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Goodwood Revival, September 2012

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by users 'David Merrett' & 'f1jherbert'
Updated: Mar 12, 2015
Posted: Nov 07, 2014
 
     
July 2012
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Photographs were taken at Le Mans Classic 2012.

"Bentley 4 Supercharged (1931) in heavy rain"

 
     
     
  Source: Paul Walker
Posted: Jul 25, 2012
 
     
2011
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Donington Historic Festival, 2011

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, photo posted by user 'Chris McEvoy'
Posted: Mar 18, 2015
 
     
July 2, 2010
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  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'Adam Singer'
Posted: Dec 12, 2014
 
     
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Brooklands centenary. Photo by Gareth Horne.

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr
Posted: Jan 22, 2009
 
     
2007
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These photographs were taken at the Brooklands, 2007.

 
     
     
  Source: R.H. Rippon
Posted: Mar 06, 2008
 
     
2006
In Germany in 2006 / Owned by a BDC member
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"MS 3950 is the last supercharged 4 Litre made from a production run of only fifty cars. Built to the ultimate late specification in 1931 with a D Type box and supplied by "Bentley Boy" Jack Barclay to its first owner A Storkey in August 1932.

This Blower Bentley was subsequently raced by the Bradley Brothers extensively throughout the fifties. MS3953 then passed through ourselves to its enthusiastic current owner in the early nineties, who has enjoyed the car enormously!

Presented very much in the style of a "Birkin Team car", meticulously prepared mechanically and in wonderfully patinated condition. MS3953 comes with a comprehensive history file including a Hay report, as well as FIA papers and a FIVA passport."

 
     
     
  Source: Gregor Fisken
Posted: Aug 24, 2006
 
     
2002 - 2003
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2002

2003
 
 
 

Bentley 4½ litre Blower Vanden Plas Tourer, 1930.

These photographs were taken during the European Concours D'Elegance Schwetzingen — 2002 and 2003.

 
     
     
  Source: Madle
Posted: Feb 15, 2008
 
     
 

The first 25 production Supercharged 4½ Litre cars where Chassis Nos. SM3901-SM3925, all with "smooth-case" blowers. The next 25 were Chassis Nos. MS3926-MS3950 and had "rib-case" blowers.

Production Blower Bentleys had handbrake handles made from rectangular stainless steel, whereas the five 4½ litre race cars for Tim Birkin had the "H" section handle, but were drilled for lightness.

 
     
     
  Source: Robert McLellan
Posted: Feb 20, 2008
 
     
1992
 

This car was purchased by Robert Fink in 1992.

 
     
     
  Source: Robert Fink (Owner)
Posted: Apr 27, 2016
 
     
EARLIEST RECORD OF HISTORICAL FACTS & INFORMATION
 
Chassis No. MS3950
Engine No. MS3953
Registration No. GY 7846
Date of Delivery: Sep 1931
Type of Body: D/H Coupe
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Type of Car: N
   
First Owner: STORKEY A
 
     
  More Info: According to original Vanden Plas Coachbuilder records, this car was originally fitted with Body No. 1773 with a supercharged; drop-head coupe close coupled (last supercharged 4 1/2 litre); 5/1932.

Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "D/7261. Vanden Plas body no. 1773. S/C removed and converted to standard 1933. Crashed - rebuilt and raced as 4 seater. Eng MS3953 in ch. AP313 now in ch. AB 3360. This chassis rebuilt with s/c 128 ex ch. MS 3928, engine based on FS 3611, Vanden Plas 4 seater."
 
     
     
  Updated: Jul 06, 2007
Posted: Mar 01, 2007
 
     
 
 
 
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