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1926 Bentley 3 Litre    
Original 1926 Numbers
Chassis No. 1238
Engine No. 1232
Registration No. YM 1310

  This car - updated
Chassis No. 1238
Engine No. -
Registration No.
-
(Updated with information from Lars Hedborg, November 2016. Current owner / former owners, please come forward with further updates. - November 2016)
 
2016
 

"Chassis no. 1238 is currently in Sweden"

 
     
     
  Source: Lars Hedborg
Posted: Nov 28, 2016
 
     
March 2009
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Car in the photograph
bears Reg. No. ARN 655
on the number plate
   
 
 

This vintage Bentley was sighted during the Sweden March 2009.

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, photo posted by user 'anyett'
Posted: Jul 27, 2010
 
     
 

Our reader Lars H has confirmed that this is Chassis no. 1238 and is now in Sweden. — VintageBentleys.org, Sept 6 2010

 
 
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  Source: Richard C. Moss
Posted: Jan 11, 2007
 
     
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  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'Hosperantasa'
Posted: Jun 11, 2015
 
     
1971
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Car in the photograph
bears Reg. No. T 82 95
on the number plate

Ch 1238 is in the background (left)
 
 
 

"My parents' 3-litre ch 1238 which we left with McKenzie, Guppy and Sons for engine work in 1971. 1238 is still in Sweden."

 
     
     
  Source: Lars Hedborg (Son of former owner of Ch 1238)
Posted: Nov 28, 2016
 
     
1968
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"FS3620 (left) and 3-litre Chassis 1238 on Sunday 1st December 1968 in Örebro."

 
     
     
  Source: Anders Hedborg
Posted: Dec 12, 2017
 
     
1968
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"Magnus Hedborg bought 3-litre Bentley chassis 1238 with engine 240 back in July 1968 from Erik Rød in Oslo, Norway. The attached photo shows Magnus Hedborg, Mr and Mrs Erik Rød in front of the car (with Norwegian registration number A-3012) near the border between Norway and Sweden on September 15th 1968." (Magnus Hedborg also owned Chassis ST3011).

 
     
     
  Source: Anders Hedborg
Posted: Nov 30, 2016
 
     
September 1954
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"Chassis 1238 was bought by Per Thorvaldsen during March 1953. Here are another two photos of his 3-Litre taken before it was registered for the first time in Norway on September 16th 1954.

In these photos the car bears Registration No. '3144 BZ'. Can anyone of our readers identify which country/organisation had such number plates?"

 
     
     
  Source: Anders Hedborg
Posted: Feb 06, 2017
 
     
1950s
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Car in the photograph
bears Reg. No. A-4200
on the number plate
 
 
 

"Hello, According to some old notes, chassis 1238 was bought by Per Thorvaldsen in Norway during March 1953. The pictures show the car while in Thorvaldsen's ownership with Norwegian registration number A-4200.

In November 1962 Thorvaldsen sold chassis 1238 to Erik Rød, Oslo."

 
     
     
  Source: Anders Hedborg
Posted: Dec 26, 2016
 
     
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Chassis No. AP313 with ch 1238 (ARN 655), 839 (GSH 135) and PL3478.

 
     
     
  Source: Lars Hedborg (Son of former owner of Ch 1238)
Posted: Nov 23, 2016
 
     
EARLIEST RECORD OF HISTORICAL FACTS & INFORMATION
 
Chassis No. 1238
Engine No. 1232
Registration No. YM 1310
Date of Delivery: Dec 1926
Type of Body: No info
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Type of Car: SP
   
First Owner: TIARKS E M
 
     
  More Info: Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "4 seater in Sweden with engine 240 ex ch. 234."  
     
     
  Posted: Mar 01, 2007  
     
 
 
 
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