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1925 Bentley 3 Litre    
Original 1925 Numbers
Chassis No. 1003
Engine No. 998
Registration No. XY 196

  This car - updated
Chassis No. 1003
Engine No. FS3604
Registration No. 1 BXS 812

(Updated with information from Trevor Eastwood. - September 2016)
 
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"This is chassis 1003. Body by HJ Mulliner and is a 1925 3/4½L. Engine number FS3604 current rego 1BXS812 and is known as the Elizabeth Nagle car."

 
     
     
  Source: Trevor Eastwood (Owner)
Posted: Sep 17, 2016
 
     
1970
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"Good evening, I took the picture on Plymouth Hoe in 1970 I believe it was a gathering of the BENTLEY DRIVERS CLUB? I am not sure of the exact date – possibly around April/Easter?"

 
     
     
  Source: Cliff Trethewey
Posted: Nov 22, 2017
 
     
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  Source: The Great Cars by Ralph Stein, 1967
Posted: May 23, 2007
 
     
1965
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Unknown 3 litre, 1965
Place: Ballarat, Victoria - Australia
Englishwoman Miss E. Nagle of Foxgloves, Surrey in Australian car rally.

Miss E. Nagle examines the engine of her 1925 Boat-tail Bentley during a stopover during the International Veteran and Vintage Car Rally in Australia.

 
     
     
  Source: Australian News and Information Bureau
Posted: Jul 27, 2010
 
     
1965
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The car in the background is (?) Elizabeth Nagle's 3 litre, the only HJ Mulliner 3-seater boat tail reg. no. XY 196. According to Johnny Green that's "Elizabeth Nagle's 3 litre out here (1965) for the Haast Pass Rally".

 
     
     
  Source: KDA 132
Posted: Mar 06, 2009
 
     
EARLIEST RECORD OF HISTORICAL FACTS & INFORMATION
 
Chassis No. 1003
Engine No. 998
Registration No. XY 196
Date of Delivery: Jan 1925
Type of Body: No info
Coachbuilder: No info
Type of Car: SP
   
First Owner: RETHYMNIS M B
 
     
  More Info: Car was originally bodied by H. J. Mulliner. Source: BDC member who is familiar with the car. Name withheld on request.

Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "2/3 Seater by H J Mulliner - ? original. Now fitted 4 Litre engine."
 
     
     
  Updated: Nov 19, 2007
Posted: Mar 01, 2007
 
     
 
 
 
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Dec 15, 2017 - Info and photographs received from Hans Hugenholtz for Chassis No. KM3088
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