Lot 134

2012   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2012

1931 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre SC "Blower" Sports 2/3 Seater Boattail

Coachwork by Gurney Nutting

Estimate

$8,000,000 - $10,000,000

Chassis

SM3916

Engine

SM3922 Supercharger No. 125 Registration No. GK 8443

Car Highlights

Exceptional Provenance Including a 54-Year Stewardship

One of Very Few Vintage Bentleys with Original Fabric Covering

Ideal International Driving and Concours Event Entrant

One of the Most Significant Bentleys in Existence

Exceedingly Rare, Matching-Numbers, Original-Bodied Example

Among the Finest of the 50 Factory Blowers

Technical Specs

4,398 CC SOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine

Twin SU HVG5 Carburetors

Amherst Villiers Mk IV Roots-Type Supercharger

182 HP at 3,900 RPM

4-Speed Non-Synchromesh “D” Gearbox

4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes

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

Saleroom Addendum

Note: The Engine Number is 370/0107/GT and the Vermont Registration Certificate incorrectly lists the Chassis Number as DB4GT107R.

Also, please note that the rear suspension is of a coil-spring design, not leaf-spring as stated in the catalogue.

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