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1929 Bentley 4½ Litre    
Original 1928 Numbers
Chassis No. AB3362
Engine No. AB3364
Registration No. XV 6601

  This car - updated
Chassis No. AB3362
Engine No. FT3217
Registration No. XV 6601

(Updated with information from Roland Frey. - March 2017)
 
May 2017
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Rétromobile, February 9, 2017

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'jbwideen'
Posted: Nov 24, 2017
 
     
March 2017
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"AB3362 successfully completed the 3'000 mile BDC 2017 Tour of New Zealand"

 
     
     
  Source: Roland Frey (Owner)
Posted: Mar 16, 2017
 
     
2016
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Here are some photos of a highly successful driving season during 2016: "4,000 miles of problem free Continental touring, including the Basel-Paris RAID "and a first price at the British Classic Car Meeting in St. Moritz. Now on its way to New Zealand for the BDC's 2017 tour of NZ."

 
     
     
  Source: Roland Frey (Owner)
Posted: Nov 24, 2016
 
     
April 15, 2016
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8th Flying Scotsman Rally, April 2016

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'Richard Brothwell'
Posted: Jun 23, 2016
 
     
2016
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The following information was received from Roland Frey:

"Chassis no: AB3362
Engine no: FT3217
Registration no: XV6601
Do you own this car: Yes
Year of purchase: 2014

After an engine overhaul and some TLC now back on the road and ready for the Flying Scotsman 2016 and touring on the continent."

 
     
     
  Source: Roland Frey (Owner)
Posted: Mar 01, 2016
 
     
April 2015
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Flying Scotsman Rally, April 2015

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'Peter Barker'
Posted: May 19, 2015
 
     
2014
 

This car was purchased by Roland Frey in 2014.

 
     
     
  Source: Roland Frey (Owner)
Posted: Mar 01, 2016
 
     
September 2014
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Sep 22, 2014: Sold

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

"1928 BENTLEY 4½ LTR LE MANS WITH CONTINUOUS HISTORY
Registration Number: XV 6601 Chassis Number: AB 3362 Engine Number: FT 3217
Price: £ This is Exeptional value. Please call me.

1928 BENTLEY 4½ LTR LE MANS .
THIS BENTLEY HAS ALL IMPORTANT MATCHING NUMBERS WHICH ARE AB 3362 STAMPED ON HER CHASSIS,FRONT CROSS MEMBER,STEERING BOX,BONNET,FRONT AXLE AND STILL HAS HER ORIGINAL GEAR BOX .
FACTORY RECORDS SHOW HER FIRST ENGINE WAS REPLACED IN PERIOD IN 1931. WHEN YOU CONSIDER A BENTLEY OF THIS AGE WHICH HAS BEEN A JOY TO OWN AND USE BY ITS PREVIOUS LUCKY OWNERS SOME PARTS DO WEAR OUT AND NEED CHANGING.

WITH AN EXTENSIVE HISTORY FILE .
RACED WHEN OWNED BY ARCHIE BUTTERWORTH IN THE 1950s
PERFECT FOR HISTORIC RALLYING
A MUST FOR THE CHAP WHO WANTS A PROPER VINTAGE BENTLEY."

 
     
     
  Source: Stanley Mann Racing
Posted: Sep 13, 2014
 
     
August 2, 2014
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Bentley Drivers Club at Silverstone - Saturday 2nd August 2014

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'Roy Cousins'
Posted: Jul 02, 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:

"1928 BENTLEY 4½ LTR LE MANS

Registration Number: XV 6601 Chassis Number: AB 3362 Engine Number: FT 3217
Price: £ POA

1928 BENTLEY 4½ LTR LE MANS .
THIS BENTLEY HAS ALL IMPORTANT MATCHING NUMBERS WHICH ARE AB 3362 STAMPED ON HER CHASSIS,FRONT CROSS MEMBER,STEERING BOX,BONNET,FRONT AXLE AND STILL HAS HER ORIGINAL GEAR BOX .
FACTORY RECORDS SHOW HER FIRST ENGINE WAS REPLACED IN PERIOD IN1931. WHEN YOU CONSIDER A BENTLEY OF THIS AGE WHICH HAS BEEN A JOY TO OWN AND USE BY ITS PREVIOUS LUCKY OWNERS SOME PARTS DO WEAR OUT AND NEED CHANGING.

WITH AN EXTENSIVE HISTORY FILE .
PERFECT FOR HISTORIC RALLYING."

This car is for sale as of July 26, 2014

 
     
     
  Source: Stanley Mann Racing
Posted: Jul 26, 2014
 
     
April 2012
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Aug 30, 2012: Sold

The following advertisement text by Stanley Mann was found on the Stanley Mann Racing website on Apr 9, 2012:

"928 Bentley 4½ Ltr Le Mans
Registration Number: XV 6601 Chassis Number: AB 3362 Engine Number: FT 3217
Price: £ THE REAL DEAL FOR A PROPER BENTLEY

THIS IS A PERFECT BENTLEY IN SUPERB CONDITION AND A JOY TO DRIVE. HAVING HAD SHED-LOADS OF MONEY SPENT ON HER IN RECENT YEARS THIS BENTLEY IS THE REAL THING OR AS THEY USED TO SAY THIS TYPE OF VINTAGE BENTLEY IS OLD SCHOOL WITH AN EXTENSIVE HISTORY FILE. A MUST FOR THE CHAP WHO WANT'S A PROPER VINTAGE AND SHE HAS A GREAT HISTORY"

This car is for sale as of April 9, 2012.

 
     
     
  Source: Stanley Mann Racing
Posted: Apr 10, 2012
 
     
October 7, 2009
For sale by Stanley Mann Racing
 
 

This car has been for sale since October 2008 at Stanley Mann Racing.

 
     
  Newer photographs (since Aug 8, 2009) have been added for this car on Stanley Mann's website. The description reads: "This is a real Bentley boys dream... With dashboard full of sexy instruments, on a classic wooden dash and a Le Mans body, wings tank all in perfect condition... The paintwork is fresh and the leather new."
 
     
     
  Posted: Oct 07, 2009  
     
August 8, 2009
For sale by Stanley Mann Racing
 
 

This car has been for sale since October 2008 at Stanley Mann Racing.

 
     
     
  Posted: Aug 08, 2009  
     
February 13, 2009
For sale by Stanley Mann Racing
 
 

New photographs have been added for this car on Stanley Mann's website as of Feb 13, 2009

 
     
     
  Posted: Feb 13, 2009  
     
January 2009
For sale by Stanley Mann Racing
 
 

On January 28, 2009 Stanley Mann Racing website states the following: "New to the market... This is a well presented Le Mans type 4½ litre in perfect condition." Stanley Mann further adds, "Unfortunately it now seems impossible to find a Le Mans of this quality currently on the market so for us I must treat this as a lucky find."

 
     
     
  Posted: Jan 28, 2009  
     
October 2008
For sale by Stanley Mann Racing
 
 

On October 10, 2008 Stanley Mann Racing website states that this car is new to the market. It is professionally restored, and as Stanley Mann puts it, a "real eyeful". He adds, "...And well presented. Full history with enough resent bills to make your eyes water... Excellent value for money and ready to drive home."

 
     
     
  Posted: Oct 10, 2008  
     
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Chassis AB 3362 is a very well presented 4 Litre which is fitted with this handsome Le Mans type coachwork. Extensive engine work was carried out by Mckenzie-Guppy and it has provided great enjoyment for its long term present owner. Vintage motoring doesn’t get much better than this!

 
     
     
  Source: Classic Driver
Posted: May 14, 2007
 
     
1951
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  Source: Flickr, photo posted by user 'RedRose'
Posted: Aug 08, 2009
 
     
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The car was owned by W.H. Charnock in the 1950s. Here is an extract from his book Mind Over Motor.

 
     
     
  Source: Mind Over Motor by W.H. Charnock
Posted: Jul 22, 2009
 
     
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  Source: Flickr, photos posted by user 'RedRose'
Posted: Jul 22, 2009
 
     
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  Source: Stanley Mann Racing
Posted: Sep 13, 2014
 
     
EARLIEST RECORD OF HISTORICAL FACTS & INFORMATION
 
Chassis No. AB3362
Engine No. AB3364
Registration No. XV 6601
Date of Delivery: Dec 1928
Type of Body: Saloon (Weymann)
Coachbuilder: H J Mulliner
Type of Car: No info
   
First Owner: HUDSON Capt A U M
 
     
  More Info: Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "Now Le Mans replica. Previously in barn for 15 years with eng 125 ex 128 eng now FT 3217 ex FT 3214 - AB 3364 in ch. 1214."  
     
     
  Posted: Mar 01, 2007  
     
 
 
 
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