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1930 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre    
Original 1929 Numbers
Chassis No. XF3514
Engine No. XF3513
Registration No. MY 1748

  This car - updated
Chassis No. XF3514
Engine No. PL3495
Registration No. MY 1748

(Updated with information from Stanley Mann Racing. - September 2014)
 
August 27, 2017
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Knebworth Classic Cars, August 2017

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'john Moore'
Posted: Aug 31, 2017
 
     
September 2014
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Nov 4, 2014: Sold

The following advertisement text by Stanley Mann was found on the Stanley Mann Racing website on Sep 13, 2014:

"1929 BENTLEY 4.5 LTR LE MANS WITH CONTINUOUS HISTORY
Registration Number: MY 1748 Chassis Number: XF3514 Engine Number: PL3495
Price: £ POA

This late 1929 vintage Bentley benefits from her original late pattern chassis and self wrapping brakes. The subject of no expense spared maintainance and restoration with a full engine rebuild within the last 1000 miles. Purposeful in her appearance, her stance is aided by that long bonnet which was favoured for the team cars and in fact specified from Vanden Plas by her first owner in 1929.

The continuous history shows the second owner keeping her until 1957 and the last family for 50 years."

 
     
     
  Source: Stanley Mann Racing
Updated: Sep 13, 2014
Posted: Jul 26, 2014
 
     
May 2014
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The following advertisement text by Stanley Mann was found on the Stanley Mann Racing website on May 23, 2014:

"1929 BENTLEY 4.5 LTR LE MANS
Registration Number: MY 1748 Chassis Number: XF3514 Engine Number: PL3495
Price: £ ON REQUEST

IN ONE FAMILY OWNERSHIP FOR SOME 50 YEARS THIS 1929 BENTLEY 4.5 LTR IN PERFECT CONDITION WELL RESTORED.
REBUILT ENGINE BY CRESSWELL (ONE OF THE TOP VINTAGE BENTLEY RESTORERS).
CORRECT VDP LE MANS STYLE COACHWORK. FRESH PAINT AND TRIM. ALL THIS IS RECENT WORK WITH BILLS FOR OVER £100,000.
LESS THAN 800 MILES SINCE ALL COMPLETED.
A TRUE DELIGHT TO DRIVE AND PERFECT FOR THOSE CLASSIC HISTORIC RALLIES.
PLEASE NOTE THIS BENTLEY HAS FULL CONTINUOUS HISTORY AND FROM NEW ALWAYS CARRIED VDP OPEN COACHWORK.
A RARE FEATURE OF THIS BENTLEY IS THE LONG TEAM CAR BONNET WHICH SHE HAS ALWAYS WORN.
FINISHED IN BRITISH RACING GREEN"

 
     
     
  Source: Stanley Mann Racing
Posted: May 23, 2014
 
     
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  Source: RR&B Garages
Posted: May 06, 2013
 
     
 

"Bonhams are offering at auction on 29th April 2013 a 4.5, chassis number FB3324. Having inspected the car and the history file there seems to be some confusion with that and the listings on your excellent website. The chassis was replaced by Bentley in 1929 under warranty which explains why it is a heavy frame and has 4 rivet fitted dumb irons. It is listed as having the chassis frame of XF3513, but in fact it has the engine XF3513. The engine number quoted SR 1407 (a 3-litre) was indeed in the car when purchased by the owner (in 1960), but this was removed and replaced with XF3513 during restoration by Ian Lock in 1976.

The chassis is correctly stamped FB3324 on the NSF dumb iron and on the NS cross member. I do trust you will be able to update your records accordingly."

 
     
     
  Source: Rob Hubbard (Bonhams)
Posted: Mar 28, 2013
 
     
2006
In England in 2006 / Owned by a BDC member
EARLIEST RECORD OF HISTORICAL FACTS & INFORMATION
 
Chassis No. XF3514
Engine No. XF3513
Registration No. MY 1748
Date of Delivery: Nov 1929
Type of Body: 2-seater
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Type of Car: No info
   
First Owner: BENJAMIN M
 
     
  More Info: According to original Vanden Plas Coachbuilder records, this car was originally fitted with Body No. 1631 with a 2-seater, 2-door fabric Sports, long bonnet, Vanden Plas sketch 455; black lamps; 10/1929.

Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "Vanden Plas body no. 1631. Now 4 seater fitted eng PL 3495 ex ch. PL 3496."
 
     
     
  Updated: Jul 05, 2007
Posted: Mar 01, 2007
 
     
 
 
 
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