Lot 16

2013   |   Amelia Island Auction 2013

1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Semi-Le Mans Sports Tourer

Coachwork by Vanden Plas

SOLD $2,750,000

Estimate

$2,000,000 - $2,500,000

Chassis

MF3153

Engine

SM3905 Registration No. UV 6520 Body No. 1457

Car Highlights

Exceedingly Rare Original-Bodied Example

Boasting Many Original Le Mans-Specifications Components

Exceptional Provenance with Prominent Bentley Owners

Recent and Exacting Restoration by Noted Marque Specialists Graham Moss and Richard Cresswell

2005 BDC Concours Best of Show

Documented by Bentley Historian Clare Hay

Ideal International Event Entrant

An Important, Highly Regarded, and Desirable Vintage Bentley

One of the Finest Vintage Bentleys Extant

Technical Specs

4,398 CC SOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine

Twin SU “Sloper” Carburetors

Estimated 130 HP

4-Speed Non-Synchromesh D-Type Gearbox

4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes

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

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