Lot 20

2012   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2012

1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Le Mans Sports "Bobtail"

Coachwork by Vanden Plas

SOLD $6,050,000

Estimate

$5,500,000 - $7,500,000

Chassis

KM3088

Engine

MF3175 (see text) Registration No. YW 2557

Car Highlights

A Two-Time Factory Le Mans Entry

2nd Overall at the 1929 Brooklands Double Twelve

3rd Overall at the 1929 24 Hours of Le Mans

The Only Remaining “Bobtail” 4 1/2 Litre

Exceptional Provenance and Limited Ownership

Recent and Exacting Preservative Restoration

Ideal International Driving and Concours Event Entrant

One of the Greatest Bentleys in Existence

Technical Specs

4,398 CC SOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine

Twin SU Sloper Carburetors

Estimated 150 HP

4-Speed Manual “D” Gearbox

4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes

Semi-Elliptical Leaf-Spring Suspension with Friction-Plate Shock Absorbers

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