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1926 Bentley 3/8 Litre    
Original 1925 Numbers
Chassis No. 1157
Engine No. 1162
Registration No. YF 3752

  This car - updated
Chassis No. 1157
Engine No. HM2865
Registration No. YF 3752

(Updated with information from Stanley Mann Racing. - May 2008)
 
November 2017
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The original 3 Litre engine for this car (Chassis 1157) was recently sold at auction. — Paul Dale, November 9, 2017

Lot 372

A vintage W.O. Bentley three litre engine, lacking crankshaft, rods and pistons.

Extra details and estimates: £4000-6000
Sold price: 12000

 
     
     
  Source: Richard Edmonds Auctions
Posted: Nov 16, 2017
 
     
2009
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2009

Schloss Dyck Classic Days, 2009
 
 
 

 

 
     
     
  Source: FotoCommunity, photos posted by users 'Rene Hey' & 'Frank Lohr'
Posted: Nov 26, 2010
 
     
August 20, 2008
 

Car is marked as 'SOLD' on Stanley Mann Racing website as of August 20, 2008. It was on sale during the months of May-August 2008.

 
     
     
  Posted: Aug 21, 2008  
     
May 2008
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On May 27, 2008 the Stanley Mann Racing website states, ...

"1925 Bentley 3/8 Litre Record Breaker
Registration Number: YF 3752 Chassis Number: 1157 Engine Number: HM 2865

In 1988/89 this vintage Bentley held six UK speed records taken at Millbrook in Bedfordshire driven by yours truly.

As you can see on the pics of the scrutineer labels tell how much I used her as also did the last owner.

She is as happy on a racetrack or on the highway.

Easy to drive, light to steer, and with brilliant performance.

If you want to know more come in and see her.

Brown trousers not needed but only for those who know how to live at full throttle."

 
     
     
  Source: Stanley Mann Racing
Posted: May 28, 2008
 
     
2006
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VSCC Prescott 2006

 
     
     
  Source: SmugMug, posted by user 'David Cook'
Posted: May 17, 2011
 
     
2006
In England in 2006 / Owned by a BDC member
2005
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VSCC Silverstone 2005

 
     
     
  Source: Benjafield's Racing Club
Posted: May 17, 2011
 
     
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  Source: Marshals Post
Posted: May 17, 2011
 
     
2003
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Shelley Walsh Hill Climb 2003. Photo by David Rosser.

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr
Posted: Jan 22, 2009
 
     
2003
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Photograph was taken by Philippe de Smet in 2003 during the Bentley Drivers Club meeting at Silverstone.

 
     
     
  Source: Philippe de Smet
Posted: Oct 04, 2007
 
     
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  Source: Stadioscope
Posted: Jan 13, 2007
 
     
1990
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At Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire. England (Brookland)

At one point during the race the car reportedly took off, about 20 feet above the ground, at which point no wheels were in contact with the ground, as confirmed by the driver, Stanley Mann. The time record was revised likewise, from 154 mph (as initially recorded by Robert Ford - official UK timekeeper) to 148 mph.

 
     
     
  Posted: Jun 30, 2008  
     
 
EARLIEST RECORD OF HISTORICAL FACTS & INFORMATION
 
Chassis No. 1157
Engine No. 1162
Registration No. YF 3752
Date of Delivery: Oct 1925
Type of Body: 4-seater
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Type of Car: LT
   
First Owner: GRYLLS H B
 
     
  More Info: According to original Vanden Plas Coachbuilder records, this car was originally fitted with Body No. 1203 with a Short standard 4-seater; red / black; 9/1925.

Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "Vanden Plas body no. 1203. Now 2 seater by Williams & Pritchard fitted 6½ Litre engine HM 2865 modified to 8 Litre. D box. Millbrook record car."
 
     
     
  Updated: Jul 04, 2007
Posted: Mar 01, 2007
 
     
 
 
 
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