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1928 Bentley 4½ Litre    
Original 1928 Numbers
Chassis No. MF3167
Engine No. TX3240
Registration No. YW 3775

  This car - updated
Chassis No. MF3167
Engine No. TX3240
Registration No. YW 3775

(Updated with information from Richard Wade, February 2012)
 
2017
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Bertie returns from Bicester

Bertie Dunsfold 2017

Stig in Bertie Dunsfold 2017
 
 

"Hi Robert, After a miserable winter with Carb related issues, now have had a fun filled summer of motoring in Burbling Bertie the Bentley doing various shows and Brooklands Museum Events. Ran last weekend at Dunsfold (Top Gear Track) and had a good set of runway runs. Standing Start Mile with a terminal velocity of 93mph and had a VIP passenger for one of the runs as well.

Shere Hill Climb next weekend which should be nice and waiting for new windscreen from David Pearce so currently running in Low Drag Format!!!"

 
     
     
  Source: Richard Wade (Owner)
Posted: Aug 30, 2017
 
     
August 2016
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Bentley Drivers Club Silverstone, August 2016

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'Roy Cousins'
Posted: Aug 27, 2016
 
     
April 3, 2016
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Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre - Spring 2016 Vintage Car Show

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'Clive Barker'
Posted: Jul 12, 2016
 
     
August 29, 2015
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Wings and Wheels 2015, Dunsfold

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'Paul Harris'
Posted: Dec 08, 2015
 
     
January 1, 2015
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Brooklands New Year's Day gathering, January 2015

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'Clive Barker'
Posted: Jan 14, 2015
 
     
October 2014
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Brooklands Autumn Motorsports Day, October 2014

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by users 'Brooklands Museum' & 'peezedgee'
Updated: Dec 13, 2014
Posted: Oct 14, 2014
 
     
February 2014
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Brooklands Winter Breakfast, February 2014

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'peezedgee'
Posted: Dec 22, 2014
 
     
June 15, 2013
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Brooklands Double-Twelve, June 2013

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'Graham Woodward'
Posted: Jan 23, 2015
 
     
January 2013
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This photograph was taken at Brooklands Museum, New Year's Day 2013.

 
     
     
  Source: Chris Card
Posted: Jan 23, 2013
 
     
June 18, 2011
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Brooklands, June 2011

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'SGH38'
Posted: Jul 30, 2015
 
     
2011
 

"2011 was a busy year for Burbling Bertie the Bentley with various shows and some light competition. Scored 3rd in class at Brooklands Double 12 2011."

 
     
     
  Source: Richard Wade (Owner)
Posted: Feb 03, 2012
 
     
2010
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This photograph was taken at the Wings and Wheels 2010.

"Purchased 1996 and rebuilt by Jim Pearce 1997, Tony Fabian rebuilt Engine 2000 and I Inherited the car from my father in 2003. This pic is from Wings and Wheels 2010. 0-100mph standing start mile cant't be bad in an old banger!!!"

The car was purchased by Richard Wade's father in 1996.

 
     
     
  Source: Richard Wade (Owner)
Posted: Feb 03, 2012
 
     
2007
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Photograph was taken at Wings & Wheels in Dunsfold in 2007.

 
     
     
  Source: Chris Card
Posted: Jan 25, 2008
 
     
2006
In England in 2006 / Owned by a BDC member
2001
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Photograph was taken during the 2001 Brooklands Society Reunion.

 
     
     
  Source: The Brooklands Society
Posted: Aug 21, 2007
 
     
1996
 

The car was purchased by Richard Wade's father in 1996.

 
     
     
  Source: Richard Wade
Posted: Feb 03, 2012
 
     
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  Source: 100 Years of the Automobile: 1886-1986 by Marco Ruiz, 1985
Posted: Feb 01, 2007
 
     
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"Chassis no. MF3167 Parked on Alexander Street, Blandford Forum. Young Adam Guppy is lurking behind the wheel."

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user 'McKenzie Guppy'
Posted: Apr 16, 2015
 
     
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  Source: A Pictorial History of the Automobile by Peter Roberts, 1977
Posted: May 28, 2007
 
     
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Photographs were taken while the car was in the Beaulieu National Motor Museum collection.

 
     
     
  Source: Great Collector Cars by Gianni Rogliatti, 1973
Posted: May 28, 2007
 
     
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  Source: "The Car: No. 4 - Bentley in Profile" magazine, c1972
Posted: Jun 13, 2007
 
     
September 1968
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"Bentley Reg No YW 3775 was on the rather sexy cover of the September 1968 edition of Motor Racing and Sports car magazine."

 
     
     
  Source: Paul Barker
Posted: Jul 29, 2013
 
     
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Car was unearthed as a bare chassis in Bournemouth and rebodied, with replica Vanden Plas-Type fabric tourer coachwork and outside brake lever by Edmonds of Plymouth.

 
     
     
  Source: National Motor Museum of Beaulieu catalog, 1972
Posted: Jan 29, 2007
 
     
EARLIEST RECORD OF HISTORICAL FACTS & INFORMATION
 
Chassis No. MF3167
Engine No. TX3240
Registration No. YW 3775
Date of Delivery: Jun 1928
Type of Body: 4-seater
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Type of Car: No info
   
First Owner: WILLIAMS F
 
     
  More Info: According to original Vanden Plas Coachbuilder records, this car was originally fitted with Body No. 1472 with a Sports 4-seater; Weymann fabric /brown; 5/1928.

Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "D/7071. Vanden Plas body no 1472. Now 4 seater by Edmunds Metal Works."
 
     
     
  Updated: Jul 05, 2007
Posted: Mar 01, 2007
 
     
 
 
 
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