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1930 Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer / PB3549 Vehicle Information

1930 Bentley 4.5-liter photograph

1930 Bentley 4.5-liter photograph

1930 Bentley 4.5-liter photograph

1930 Bentley 4.5-liter photograph

1930 Bentley 4.5-liter photograph

1930 Bentley 4.5-liter photograph

1930 Bentley 4.5-liter photograph

1930 Bentley 4.5-liter photograph

1930 Bentley 4.5-liter photograph

1930 Bentley 4.5-liter photograph

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Sold for $665,500 at 2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl.
Shortly after introducing the 4 1/2 Liter, Bentley put it to use in competition. The Bentley Boys quickly earned LeMans and Grand Prix finishes and victories. It was proven in record runs and at various sporting events. Although the Speed Six was the true victor at Le Mans for Bentley, it was race car driver Tim Birkin's admiration and respect for the 4 1/2-Liter that led to the development of the Blower.

This example was delivered new on April 14th of 1930 to Sir James Wilson Bart of Callander, Perthshire, Scotland. It received coachwork from A.C. Penman & Co. and it now represents the sole W.O. Bentley to be clothed by the Dumfries-based company. The bodystyle was described as Saloon but is believed to have had a bolt-on top section which, when removed, formed an open tourer. The car was equipped with chromium-plated hardware, a C-Type gearbox and double-spoked wheels.

Sir James remained the car's caretaker through 1945, when Alexander Archibald became its second registered owner. Mr. Archibald kept the Bentley for several years before selling it to Ivor McAdam, who sold the car to Leonard Potter in 1948. In 1950, it was purchased by Londoner J.B. Chadwick. Mr. Chadwick kept the car until 1972 when Arthur H. Cocks of Cornwall, England, acquired the car.

By the early 1970s, the car was beginning to show its age and the A.C. Penman coachwork was in need of repair. No drawings or specifications were available as a guide for rebuilding the coachwork. So Mr. Cocks decided to build a new body in the style of a period Tourer by Vanden Plas.

In 1982, the Bentley was sold to Mr. R. Cutler of Staffordshire, England, who kept it for just a few years before passing it on to Stanley Mann of Edgware, England, in 1985. A year later, it traveled across the Atlnatic and into the care of New Englander, Armand Zildjian, president of the Zildjian Cymbal Company. Mr. Zildjian upgraded the Bentley with Le Mans-type cycle fenders, installed a pair of Brookslands-style aeroscreens and re-trimmed the interior.

In 2002, the car was acquired by its current owner. The 4398cc SOHC inline 4-cylinder engine has four valves per cylinder and dual SU carburetors. It produces approximately 110 horsepower. There is a 4-speed C-Type gearbox and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the Amelia Island sale presented by Gooding & Company. It was estimated to sell for $650,000 - $850,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $665,500 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2012



2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $650,000-USD $850,000 
Sale Price :
USD $665,500

1930 Bentley 4.5-liter Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1930 sales)
1930 BENTLEY 4 1/2 LITRE SPORTS TOURER
Chassis#: AD 3668
Sold for USD$739,188
  2021 Gooding & Company : European Sporting & Historic Collection
 
1930 Bentley 4 1/2Litre 'Freestone & Webb' Fabric Saloon
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  2012 Shannons Sydney Autumn Classic
 
1930 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Tourer
Chassis#: PB3549
Sold for USD$665,500
  2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl
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1930 Bentley 4.5-Liter 'Birkin Blower' Le Mans Replica
Chassis#: GHW 56
Sold for USD$247,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
 
1930 Bentley 4.5L Le Mans Recreation
Chassis#: GRC44
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  2004 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1930 Bentley 4.5-liter's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1930 BENTLEY 4½-LITRE VANDEN PLAS-STYLE TOURERPB 35442021 Bonhams : The Bond Street Sale $250,000$350,000
1930 Bentley 4½ Liter Sports TourerFS36012019 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours $525,000$675,000

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Bentley 4.5-liter Vehicle Profiles
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: 911
Engine Num: 919
Model Year: 1926
Profile and Auction History
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: FS3619
Model Year: 1926
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Model Year: 1927

Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: DS 3573
Model Year: 1927
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: DS 3574
Model Year: 1927
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: RN3031
Model Year: 1927

Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: ST3015
Engine Num: ST3015
Model Year: 1927
Profile and Auction History
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: YU7692
Model Year: 1927
Profile
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Model Year: 1928
Profile

Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Model Year: 1928
Profile
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Model Year: 1928
Drophead Coupe
Bentley 4.5-liter Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Victor Broom
Model Year: 1928
Profile

Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: HF3177
Engine Num: HF3178 / SL 3054
Model Year: 1928
Profile
LeMans Sport Bobtail
Bentley 4.5-liter LeMans Sport Bobtail

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: KM3088
Engine Num: MF3175
Model Year: 1928
Profile and Auction History
Semi-Le Mans Sports Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Semi-Le Mans Sports Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: MF3153
Engine Num: SM3905
Model Year: 1928
Profile and Auction History

Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: PM3252
Engine Num: PM3256
Model Year: 1928
Profile and Auction History
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Harrison
Chassis Num: PM3259
Engine Num: PM3258
Model Year: 1928
Profile
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Weymann
Chassis Num: RN3043
Engine Num: RN3044
Model Year: 1928
Profile and Auction History

Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Chassis Num: SL3075
Engine Num: SL3071
Model Year: 1928
Profile
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: TX3234
Engine Num: TX3233
Model Year: 1928
Profile
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: TX3239
Engine Num: TX3241
Model Year: 1928
Profile and Auction History

Drophead Sports Coupe
Bentley 4.5-liter Drophead Sports Coupe

Coachbuilder: Salmon & Sons
Chassis Num: XL3114
Engine Num: XL3116
Model Year: 1928
Profile and Auction History
Flexible Coupe
Bentley 4.5-liter Flexible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Harrison
Chassis Num: XR3347
Engine Num: XR3347
Model Year: 1928
Profile and Auction History
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: XR3348
Engine Num: UK 3276
Model Year: 1928

Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: YV7263
Engine Num: KM3096
Model Year: 1928
Profile
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Model Year: 1929
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Model Year: 1929

Sport Touring
Bentley 4.5-liter Sport Touring

Coachbuilder: Harrison
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Coupe
Bentley 4.5-liter Coupe

Coachbuilder: Salmon & Sons
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Model Year: 1929
Profile

Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Chassis Num: AB 3669
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Two-Seat Sports
Bentley 4.5-liter Two-Seat Sports

Coachbuilder: Harrison
Chassis Num: DS3568
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: DS3575
Engine Num: DS3572
Model Year: 1929
Profile

Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: FB3317
Engine Num: FB3320
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Offset Single Seater
Bentley 4.5-liter Offset Single Seater

Chassis Num: HB3402
Engine Num: SM3901
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: HB3403
Engine Num: SM3902
Model Year: 1929
Profile

Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: HB3404/R
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Robinson Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Robinson Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: HB3410
Engine Num: HB3412
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: HR3976
Engine Num: HR3976
Model Year: 1929
Profile

Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: KL3584
Engine Num: KL3584
Model Year: 1929
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis Num: MR3990
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: NX3451
Engine Num: NX3455 - XF3507
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History

Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: NX3452
Engine Num: NX3454
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Open Sports Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Open Sports Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: NX3463
Engine Num: NX3469
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Chassis Num: NX3466
Engine Num: AD3655
Model Year: 1929
Profile

Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Chassis Num: PL3497
Engine Num: FT3223
Model Year: 1929
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Chassis Num: RC2209
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: RL3427
Engine Num: RL3429
Model Year: 1929
Profile and Auction History

Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: RL3448
Engine Num: MR3377
Model Year: 1929
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Chassis Num: SM 3903
Engine Num: SM 3907
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: SM3917
Engine Num: MS3933
Model Year: 1929

Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Chassis Num: TX3246
Engine Num: PM3275
Model Year: 1929
Profile
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: XR3332
Engine Num: XR3337
Model Year: 1929
Drophead Coupe
Bentley 4.5-liter Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: GK 6661
Model Year: 1930
Profile

Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: PB3549
Engine Num: PB3539
Model Year: 1930
Profile and Auction History
Saloon
Bentley 4.5-liter Saloon

Coachbuilder: Maythorne & Sons
Chassis Num: XF3520
Model Year: 1930
Profile
Sports Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Sports Tourer

Coachbuilder: Thrupp and Maberly
Model Year: 1931

Sports Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Sports Tourer

Coachbuilder: Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis Num: MR 3390
Engine Num: MR 3393
Model Year: 1931
Profile
Sports Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Sports Tourer

Coachbuilder: Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis Num: MS 3928
Engine Num: SM 3921
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History
Supercharged Birkin Le Mans Replica
Bentley 4.5-liter Supercharged Birkin Le Mans Replica

Chassis Num: MS 3942
Engine Num: MS 3950
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History

Le Mans Boattail
Bentley 4.5-liter Le Mans Boattail

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: MS 3944
Engine Num: MS 3941
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History
Two-Seater Sports
Bentley 4.5-liter Two-Seater Sports

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: MS3929
Engine Num: MS3932
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History
Four Seater Sports
Bentley 4.5-liter Four Seater Sports

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: MS3932
Model Year: 1931
Profile

Boattail by Gurney Nutting
Bentley 4.5-liter Boattail by Gurney Nutting

Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: SM3916
Engine Num: SM 3922
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History
Tourer
Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: SM3917
Engine Num: MS3933
Model Year: 1931


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