1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre Tourer / FB3317 Chassis Information

1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre photograph

1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre photograph

1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre photograph

1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre photograph

1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre photograph

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Tourer
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
Chassis #: FB3317
Sold for $671,000 at 2011 RM Auctions at Monterey.
High bid of €490,000 at 2013 RM Auctions - VILLA ERBA. (did not sell)
This Open Tourer by Vanden Plas has never been converted to Le Mans replica status. It wears its body, chassis, engine and registration which it was born. It was delivered in January of 1929 from the Bentley Motors, Ltd. Cricklewood, England factory to its first owner F.W. Howarth, The Danes, Higher Crumpshall, Manchester, England. The vehicle passed through several owners before arriving in the United States from England in 1956.

It was acquired in 1966 by the Boone family of Winnetka, Illinois and then treated to a ground-up restoration. It was a consistent top award winner competing at 19 major events from 1968 to 1976. Those included three AACA meets, seven GIRCCA spring concours, two RROC National meets, seven Grand National Classics and one BDC International meet. Honors include the 1970 NIRCCA Grand National Award for Excellence, 1970 RROC 1st Place Vintage Bentley, 1972 AACA S.F. Edge Award for the Outstanding Restoration of the Year for a Foreign Made Automobile Entered in a National Meet, 1974 Best Overseas Car, PDC Kensington Gardens, London and 100 points in the 1976 Senior Foreign at the Indianapolis Grand Classic.

FB1337 is painted in British Racing Green over green hides. There is a large LeMans petrol tank, headlight with stone guards, Hatford shock absorbers, Wefco spring gators, twin leather bonnet straps, a corded steering wheel and sloper SU carburetors. The body is a traditional Vanden Plas style with an aluminum bonnet and fabric covered coachwork.

It has been in the current owners care since February of 1999. In 2011, the car was offered for sale in Monterey, Ca. presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $700,000 - $900,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $ 671,000, including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2011

Chassis# FB3317

2013 RM Auctions - VILLA ERBA
High Bid (Lot was not sold)€490,000
2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
Pre-Auction Estimates :$700,000-$900,000 
Sale Price : $671,000

Analysis

Chassis number FB3317 Auction Sales History
2011$671,000

2018 1
2016 1
2015 3
2013 3
2012 5
2011 1
2009 1
2008 1
2005 3
2004 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$1,435,000$1,435,0001
2016$451,385$451,3851
2015$863,622$1,073,0783
2013$778,978$1,045,4283
2012$2,257,632$7,906,7455
2011$671,000$671,0001
2009$722,000$722,0001
2008$880,000$880,0001
2005$546,258$714,9153
2004$209,021$209,0211

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1929 sales)
1929 Bentley 4½ Liter Sports Tourer Coachwork by Vanden Plas
Chassis#: RL3427
Sold for $1,435,000
  2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  
1929 BENTLEY 4½-LITRE TOURER
Chassis#: DS3551
Sold for $451,385
  2016 Bonhams - Goodwood Members' Meeting
 
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer
Chassis#: MR 3399
Sold for $1,007,788
  2015 Bonhams : Bond Street Motor Car Sale
 
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#: PB3527
Sold for $1,073,078
  2015 Bonhams : The Beaulieu Sale
 
1929 Bentley 4.5 litre Open Tourer by Vanden Plas
Chassis#: FB3322
Sold for $510,000
  2015 Historics at Brookland
 
1929 Bentley Supercharged 4 ½ Litre Original two-seater
Sold for $1,045,428
  2013 Coys Auction - A236 True Greats
 
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Open Tourer by Vanden Plas
Chassis#: vC57S119374
Sold for $785,996
  2013 RM Auction - London
 
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer
Chassis#: FB3324
Sold for $505,510
  2013 Bonhams - The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1929-31 4½-Litre Supercharged 'Blower' Bentley Single-Seater
Chassis#: HB 3402
Sold for $7,906,745
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Four-Seat Tourer
Chassis#: NX 3452
Sold for $740,096
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
 
1929 Bentley 4 ½ litre Vanden Plas style Tourer
Chassis#: RL3441
Sold for $465,271
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
 
1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre VdP Tourer Model by Sapor Modelltechnik
Sold for $31,050
  2012 RM - Milhous Collection, Fla
 
1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Dual Cowl Sports Tourer
Chassis#: KL3584
Sold for $2,145,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  
1929 Bentley 4 1/2-Litre Open Tourer by Vanden Plas
Chassis#: FB3317
Sold for $671,000
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  
1929 Bentley 4½-Liter Supercharged Birkin Team Car Specification Tourer
Chassis#: DS 3569
Sold for $722,000
  2009 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club
 
1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Liter Tourer
Chassis#: XF3505
Sold for $880,000
  2008 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
 
1929 Bentley 4 1/2 litre Supercharged Birkin Team Car Specification Four Seater
Chassis#: DS 3569
Sold for $714,915
  2005 Bonhams - Important Sports and Competition Motor Cars & Fine Automobilia
 
1929 Bentley 4 1/2 litre Le Mans Sports Four Seater
Chassis#: NX 3451
Sold for $698,860
  2005 Bonhams - Sports, Competition & Collectors' Motor Cars, F1 Memorabilia, Automobilia & Models
 
1929 Bentley 4.5 L Le Mans Tourer
Chassis#: DS3553
Sold for $225,000
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
1929 Bentley 4½-litre Two-Seater Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: AB3373
Sold for $209,021
  2004 Bonhams - The Goodwood Revival
 

No Sale

1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Tourer Recreation by Graham MossRC22092018 RM Sothebys : Monterey $550,000$750,000
1929 Bentley 4.5 Liter Le Mans Replica Fabric TourerPL 34962017 Bonhams : Philadelphia Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum $600,000$700,000
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer by CadoganDS35702015 RM Sotheby's London Auction   
1929 BENTLEY 4½-LITRE SPORTS BLUEBELLRL34392014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $480,000$560,000
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer by Vanden PlasNX34672014 RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona$1,150,000  
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Open Tourer by Vanden PlasFB33172013 RM Auctions VILLA ERBA$490,000  
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre TourerFB33242013 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia $350,000$400,000
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Drophead Coupé with DickeyHB34052011 Bonhams The December Sale $400,000$450,000
1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Two-Seat SportsDS35682011 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $1,000,000$1,400,000
1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Open TourerDS35612008 Automobiles of London$175,000$275,000$325,000
1929 BENTLEY 4 1/2 LITER DROPHEAD COUPE 2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $260,000$300,000

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