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1923 Bentley 3 Litre    
Original 1922 Numbers
Chassis No. 184
Engine No. 182
Registration No. SP 7376
  This car - updated
Chassis No. 184 built into chassis 738 — this chassis rebuilt using frame HT1629 (Hay, 1997)
Engine No. PM 3262
(More about PM3262)
Registration No. WO 1928
 
September 2017
 

"I sold the car in May 2017 to a client of NDR (Neil Davies Racing)."

 
     
     
  Source: Harry Morten
Posted: Sep 26, 2017
 
     
February 21, 2015
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VSCC Pomeroy Trophy, February 2015

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by users 'Chris McEvoy' & 'Roy Cousins'
Updated: Jun 23, 2015
Posted: Mar 09, 2015
 
     
January 2015
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"1928 Lightweight Bentley 3/4½
Chassis no: 184
Engine no: PM3262
Registration no: WO 1928
Asking price: £185,000

Late Hamish Morten's 3/4½ is now being sold. Completed by Tim Abbott and Randal Stewart 3 years ago, when it won its first race; also won awards on the track, hillclimbs and sprints. Lightness = Performance, so highly competitive but also for the family man who wants to drive across continents or to Monte Carlo. All major components original and numbered, but new crank, rods, pistons etc. All weighing 17cwt/850kg."

 
     
     
  Source: Harry Morten (Son of former owner)
Posted: May 04, 2016
Posted: Jan 29, 2015
 
     
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  Source: Harry Morten (Son of former owner)
Posted: Jan 29, 2015
 
     
July 2014
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The following advertisement text by Stanley Mann was found on the Stanley Mann Racing website on July 26, 2014:

"1923 3/4½ ltr Speed Model THE LIGHTWEIGHT BENTLEY
Registration Number: WO 1928 Chassis Number: 184 Engine Number: PM 3262
Price: £ POA

You are looking at a Vintage Bentley that not only encompasses that enthusiasm, camaraderie, and tremendous spirit that has prevailed within the Bentley Driver’s Club from day one, but also one of the fastest Vintage Bentleys in the world.

The website www.thelightweightbentley.com tells the remarkable and outrageous story of this car, but in short it’s skimpier than a supermodel’s nightie and has a 0-60 time of 6 seconds. Superbly engineered and weighing in at 16.75 cwt a - little under half the weight of a standard 3 Litre Bentley -she is ideal for racing, sprinting or fast touring."

 
     
     
  Source: Stanley Mann Racing
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:

"1923 3/4½ ltr Speed Model THE LIGHTWEIGHT BENTLEY
Registration Number: WO 1928 - Chassis Number: 184 - Engine Number: PM 3262
Price: £ NOT INCLUDING BROWN TROUSERS

THIS IS ONE OF THE FASTEST VINTAGE BENTLEY IN THE WORLD.
BUILT BY THE LATE HAMISH MORTEN & RANDAL STEWART AS A ROAD/RALLY/ RACE OPEN TOURER BENTLEY.
SHE WEIGHS IN AT 16.75 CWT (STANDARD 3 LTR WEIGHS 34 CWT) AND CAN ACCELERATE TO 60 MPH IN 6 SECONDS WOW!
WELL I HAD TO HAVE A GO AND AFTER MY DRIVE TODAY I CAN REPORT SHE IS COMFORTABLE ON THE ROAD AND WITH HER SHOCKERS ADJUSTED SHE GOES INTO OMG TERRITORY."

 
     
     
  Source: Stanley Mann Racing
Posted: May 23, 2014
 
     
2012
 

BDC MIRA Sprint event – 5 May 2012. Time – 69.06 secs. 3rd in class and 4th Bentley (First event ever by Driver)

VSCC Mallory Park – 24 June 2012. Race 1 – Started 17th on grid, finished in 9th. Best lap time – 1:07.08 secs (72.45 mph). (First race entered by Driver)

VSCC/MAC Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb – 1 July 2012. Time – 45.40 secs . 2nd in Specials Class over 3000cc (First hill climb event and with fuel starvation)

VSCC Curborough Speed trial – 6 May 2012. Time – 40.48 secs. 1st in Specials Class over 3000cc (Driven by Gareth Graham)

VSCC Prescott Hillclimb – 6 August 2012. Time – 47.84 secs. 2nd Vintage in Specials Class over 3000cc (only one dry run all weekend), 15th fastest all weekend.

BDC Silverstone – 11 August 2012. Race 2 (Bentley Scratch) – started 11 on grid, finished 15th (fuel starvation). Best lap time – 1:21.22 secs (72.65 mph)

 
     
     
  Source: The Lightweight Bentley
Posted: Mar 23, 2015
 
     
2011
 

BDC Silverstone – 14 August 2011. Bentley Handicap – finished First. Best lap time – 1:22.77 secs (74.91 mph) – car’s first race ever with just 400 miles on the clock (Driver – Randal Stewart). Winner of “Best Turned out Car”.

 
     
     
  Source: The Lightweight Bentley
Posted: Mar 23, 2015
 
     
2006
In England in 2006 / Owned by a BDC member
1973
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VSCC Prescott Hillclimb, 1973
   
 
 

"My father owned the above car (Reg no. XU 7521 - Hamish Morten) and he wrote an article in the BDC review in 1999 about the 'Last Bentley win on the full Le Mans circuit' in 1973 (albeit subsequently overtaken by Bentley Motors in 2003). Attached is the article, which I thought your readers would find interesting — beating Stirling Moss and other hot racing cars from pre 1939.

XU7521 was the well known Hamish Morten lightweight Bentley, which has now been rebuilt under Reg WO1928 on Chassis 184 and PM 3262."

 
     
     
  Source: Harry Morten (Son of former owner)
Posted: Jul 22, 2014
 
     
1960 - 1974
 

This car was owned by Hamish Morten from 1960 to 1974.

 
     
     
  Source: Harry Morten (Son of former owner)
Posted: Jul 22, 2014
 
     
EARLIEST RECORD OF HISTORICAL FACTS & INFORMATION
 
Chassis No. 184
Engine No. 182
Registration No. SP 7376
Date of Delivery: Dec 1922
Type of Body: No info
Coachbuilder: No info
Type of Car: N
   
First Owner: MONCRIEFF D
 
     
  More Info: Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "Chassis 184 built into chassis 738 — this chassis rebuilt using frame HT1629."  
     
  Received from Harry Morten in March 2016:
"I've just spoken to Caistor Motor Museum in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk UK, who have confirmed that they have a 1923 3 Litre, with Reg No SP 7376 and Chassis No HT1629 and Engine No 182, now with a green/yellow body.

SP 7376 and Engine No 182 were originally together from the factory and my father (Hamish Morten) bought the car in 1966 which then had chassis No 184 on it. He removed the chassis and looks like chassis No HT1629 was put on instead (at some time)."
 
     
     
  Posted: Sep 15, 2006  
     
 
 
 
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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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