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1928 Bentley 4½ Litre    
Original 1927 Numbers
Chassis No. ST3002
Engine No. ST3002
Registration No. YT 1345

  This car - updated
Chassis No. ST3002
Engine No. -
Registration No. -

(Updated with information from Lawrence Southward. Current owner / former owners, please come forward with further updates. - February 2014)
 
February 2014
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Engine
   
 
 

Feb 9, 2014
"Hi there, Here's some current photos of the 1927 4½ Litre Bentley ST3002 to add to your website. Car is currently having some minor mechanical work done to it but will be home this week. New clutch lining, rear springs, both magnetos have been re-wound, carburettor has been worked on and the brakes have been adjusted. Other than that it flies along quite nicely."

Feb 11, 2014
"You have this as a 1928 Bentley, when in fact it is a 1927 Bentley. It was sold in 1928 as it apparently was the demo car for Bentley Motors for a while as it was the 1st production 4½. ST3001 was a race car, ST3002 was a short wheelbase car."

 
     
     
  Source: Lawrence Southward (Owner)
Posted: Feb 11, 2014
 
     
October 2013
 

"We have my father's photos and movie film showing the car in 1930s. Its owner, Ted Morat is seen in the film. The registration number is visible."

 
     
     
  Source: Michael Clements
Posted: Oct 07, 2013
 
     
June 2013
 

"Now in Australia. Owned by Bentley Drivers Club member."

 
     
     
  Source: Lawrence Southward (Owner)
Posted: Jun 27, 2013
 
     
2006
In New Zealand in 2006 / Owned by a BDC member
2000
 

This car was purchased by Lawrence Southward in 2000.

 
     
     
  Source: Lawrence Southward (Owner)
Posted: Jun 27, 2013
 
     
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"YT 1345 outside my paternal grandmother's house (date unknown). Your records show the original owner as an AW Briggs, which is intriguing as my maternal grandmother was a Briggs and there was a relative Alec Raven Briggs (1883-1939) who was a silk merchant in London. Could it be him?"

 
     
     
  Source: John Bevington
Posted: Nov 30, 2017
 
     
EARLIEST RECORD OF HISTORICAL FACTS & INFORMATION
 
Chassis No. ST3002
Engine No. ST3002
Registration No. YT 1345
Date of Delivery: Sep 1927
Type of Body: 4-seater
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Type of Car: *
   
First Owner: (A W Briggs)
 
     
  More Info: According to original Vanden Plas Coachbuilder records, this car was originally fitted with Body No. 1394 with a demonstration 4-seater Sports; Weymann primrose fabric/blue; £175; 6/1927.

Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "Vanden Plas body no. 1394. Was in Japan, now back in UK - engine AB 3354 ex ch. AB 3351. Hydraulic brakes to front."
 
     
     
  Updated: Jul 05, 2007
Posted: Mar 01, 2007
 
     
 
 
 
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