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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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