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1925 Bentley 3 Litre    
Original 1924 Numbers
Chassis No. 862
Engine No. 876
Registration No. XW 6055

  This car - updated
Chassis No. 862
Engine No. 876
Registration No. XW 6055

(Updated with information from Roger Morton. - February 2016)
 
January 2017
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"On Monday (Jan 30, 2017) I decided that XW 6055 was to be awakened after her 25-year sleep. The car is out and being recommissioned as we speak and will be back on the road for the beginning of the season."

 
     
     
  Source: Roger Morton (Owner)
Posted: Feb 01, 2017
 
     
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Log book showing former owners' information
 
 
 

"The car now in a garage."

 
     
     
  Source: Roger Morton (Owner)
Posted: Feb 11, 2016
 
     
May 2014
 

"Gurney Nutting 4-seater open tourer body now on this car."

 
     
     
  Source: Roger Morton (Owner)
Posted: May 21, 2014
 
     
2006
In England in 2006 / Owned by a BDC member
Late 1980s-1990s
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"Chassis no: 862
Engine no: 876
Registration no: XW6055"

"The car has original matching numbers and is pictured here in the late 1980s-90 awaiting the ferry back from the Isle of White. We drove all the way back to Manchester in the pouring rain without a hood. The second picture is at the Oulton Park BDC and VSCC event again late 80s-90. The car is the same now as then.

The car has been stored since the early 90s and is exactly as in these photos."

 
     
     
  Source: Roger Morton (Owner)
Updated: Feb 11, 2016
Posted: Feb 10, 2016
 
     
1986
 

This car was purchased by Roger Morton in 1986.

 
     
     
  Source: Roger Morton (Owner)
Posted: Feb 10, 2016
 
     
1960s
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Letter from Tom Pasmore
 
 

Sep 04, 2017
"I spoke with Tom Pasmore today. He was telling me that during his ownership in the 1960s he did a full chassis up rebuild of the car and engine. The back axle had a new 3.53 crown wheel and pinion, the engine bottom and top end were rebuilt by Syd Lawrence putting in oversize valves in the block. Tom said that he also raced the car at Silverstone during the 60s and how well it performed with 19 inch wheels on the rear."

Oct 05, 2017
"Hi Mona, I have just received this letter and more photographs from Tom Pasmore about the car whilst he was custodian." (above, right)

 
     
     
  Source: Roger Morton (Owner)  
     
Early 1960s
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"Found some photographs of XW 6055 from the early 1960s whilst Tom Pasmore owned the car."

 
     
     
  Source: Roger Morton (Owner)
Posted: Feb 11, 2016
 
     
1961
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"XW 6055 at a Hill Climb in 1961."

 
     
     
  Source: Jean-Pierre Mueller
Posted: Jul 14, 2011
 
     
EARLIEST RECORD OF HISTORICAL FACTS & INFORMATION
 
Chassis No. 862
Engine No. 876
Registration No. XW 6055
Date of Delivery: Nov 1924
Type of Body: Saloon
Coachbuilder: H J Mulliner
Type of Car: ST
   
First Owner: PINCKER E S
 
     
  More Info: Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "Was coupe built by ex-Mulliner employee now 4 seater. A box new."  
     
     
  Posted: Mar 01, 2007  
     
 
 
 
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