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1926 Bentley 3 Litre    
Original 1926 Numbers
Chassis No. PH1455
Engine No. PH1452
Registration No. YN 8369

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Engine No. -
Registration No. YN 8369

(Current owner / former owners, please come forward with further updates. - August 2017)
 
August 23, 2017
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Painswick, Gloucestershire

 
     
     
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Posted: Aug 24, 2017
 
     
November 2012
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Seen driving in Slad valley, Gloucestershire, on Saturday 10th November 2012

 
     
     
  Source: Steve Hurrell
Posted: Nov 15, 2012
 
     
March 2012
 

"This car was owned by my late father Norman Hood from 1936 to 1996. I have a brilliant album documenting the history of the car from his early ownership, through a major rebuild started in 1962 and participating in BDC events through the 60's 70's and 80's."

 
     
     
  Source: Tim Hood (Son of former owner)
Posted: Mar 31, 2012
 
     
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Posted: Jan 02, 2013
 
     
October 2008
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This car is for sale at Neil Davies Historic Racing as of Oct 21, 2008.

This speed 3 Litre car left the Cricklewood factory in May 1926 as a Speed Model Vanden Plas Tourer Body.

In 1936 the car was acquired by the Hood family in the West Midlands. In that year the car suffered from a broken conrod which opened up the opportunity fo fit a 4 litre engine which was secured from a Gurney Nutting Saloon registration YV5471. The car remained in the Hood family for almost 60 years, Mr Norman Hood, the son of the original purchaser, commenced a rebuild in 1962 to the style it is today.

Built in the true Bentley ethos of competition and endurance, this car has an outstanding record, finishing 1st overall Liege Rome Rally 2001, 2004 and 2005 1st Emerald Classic. First in BRC Cornbury Sprint 2006 and 1st in Class 2007 Rally des Alps.

Ready to compete, this is a truly fast and competitive vintage car for race or rally. The car is also featured in the book "The Prides of Bentley" by John Adams and Ray Roberts.

 
     
     
  Source: Neil Davies Historic Racing
Posted: Oct 21, 2008
 
     
2006
In Australia in 2006 / Owned by a BDC member
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  Source: Vivian Bush
Posted: Oct 24, 2007
 
     
2005
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3rd Emerald Isle Classic Rally, 2005

 
     
     
  Source: Classic Rally Association
Posted: Aug 12, 2014
 
     
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  Source: eBay
Posted: Aug 12, 2014
 
     
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  Source: Motoring Picture Library
Posted: Feb 02, 2011
 
     
EARLIEST RECORD OF HISTORICAL FACTS & INFORMATION
 
Chassis No. PH1455
Engine No. PH1452
Registration No. YN 8369
Date of Delivery: Apr 1926
Type of Body: 4-seater
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Type of Car: SP
   
First Owner: MATHEWS Mrs
 
     
  More Info: According to original Vanden Plas Coachbuilder records, this car was originally fitted with Body No. 1257 with a standard 4-seater Sports; scratched aluminium / green / black; 3/1926.

Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "Vanden Plas body no. 1257. Engine now MF 3167 ex ch. MF 3160 - PH 1452 in ch. 1048."
 
     
     
  Updated: Jul 04, 2007
Posted: Mar 01, 2007
 
     
 
 
 
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Sep 22, 2017 - Info and photographs received from Peter Woods for Registration No. NW 5917
Sep 21, 2017 - Info and photographs received from Martin Dolleschel for his Chassis No. BR2353
Sep 20, 2017 - Info and photographs received from Carter Johnson for his Registration No. TD 4512
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