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1930 Bentley 4½ Litre    
Original 1929 Numbers
Chassis No. KL3590
Engine No. KL3590
Registration No. UW 4887

  This car - updated
Chassis No. KL3590
Engine No. NT3132
Registration No. CHH 196

(Updated with information from Lars Hedborg. - May 2017)
 
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"My father purchased KL3590 in 1980, it was then very rough but drivable and still wearing its original Harrison body. He restored most of the car and it has belonged to me since ca 2005. All numbers are matching apart from the engine which has been changed, I don't know when. Engine is now NT3132, according to Clare Hay's book also a Le Mans type engine.

The body had some changes made in 1950 when owned by a R.S. Marriott from Birmingham, and not knowing what the car looked like before this, I was very happy to see Max Stark's photo that turned up last month. Some of the changes are clearly visible. The Stark family probably sold the car to a HK Jacques (not confirmed) from Orlingbury Hall, Wellingborough ca 1935. If anybody can provide me with more information or pictures from the car's prewar life I would be very grateful."

 
     
     
  Source: Lars Hedborg (Owner)
Posted: May 24, 2017
 
     
     
2005
 

Inherited by Lars Hedborg in 2005.

 
     
     
  Source: Lars Hedborg (Owner)
Posted: May 24, 2017
 
     
1961-1969
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1929 Bentley 4½ Litre [KL3590] in The Avengers, TV Series, 1961-1969

 
     
     
  Source: Internet Movie Cars Database & Ian Wegg
Updated: May 31, 2016
Posted: Aug 29, 2012
 
     
1961-1969
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Bentley 4½ Litre in The Avengers, TV Series, 1961-1969

Comment by user 'junkman': "UW 4887 is the only Steed Bentley that has never been really identified. Judging from the proportions, it is generally assumed to be a 4½ Litre."

 
     
     
  Source: Internet Movie Cars Database (Submitted by user 'stronghold')
Posted: Jan 19, 2009
 
     
     
1960
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CA 1960 Owner W F Taylor

 
     
     
  Source: Lars Hedborg
Posted: May 24, 2017
 
     
     
1954 - 1958
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Owner J H Gem

 
     
     
  Source: Lars Hedborg
Posted: May 24, 2017
 
     
     
1953 - 1972
 

"There were 7 owners between 1953 and 1972. It was originally a 4398CC Engine Black with a Tourer body."

 
     
     
  Source: Chris Moss
Posted: Sep 04, 2017
 
     
October 1953
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"From magazine The Vintage & Thoroughbred Car, October 1953. Article written by former owner C.P. Hamilton-Adams."

 
     
     
  Source: "The Vintage & Thoroughbred" magazine, October 1953, (Made available by Lars Hedborg)
Posted: Oct 20, 2017
 
     
     
1952
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  Source: Lars Hedborg
Posted: May 24, 2017
 
     
     
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"Hi Robert, My brother and I have been going though old family photos. We found a picture of my grandfather's Bentley with him and his sons sitting in it and the note on the back saying it is UW 4887 which when Googled turn out to be Steeds and it lead me to you. The question we have is does it still exist and if so who has it? We would grateful for any information."

 
     
     
  Source: Max Stark
Posted: Apr 27, 2017
 
     
     
EARLIEST RECORD OF HISTORICAL FACTS & INFORMATION
 
Chassis No. KL3590
Engine No. KL3590
Registration No. UW 4887
Date of Delivery: Nov 1929
Type of Body: 4-seater
Coachbuilder: Harrison
Type of Car: No info
   
First Owner: STARK A J
 
     
  More Info: Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "D/7198. "Le Mans model", Heavy springs, 15/50 axle and 5.7:1 cr."  
     
     
  Posted: Mar 01, 2007  
     
 
 
 
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