1920 Bentley EXP2 Tourer Vehicle Profile

1920 Bentley EXP2 photograph

1920 Bentley EXP2 photograph

1920 Bentley EXP2 photograph

1920 Bentley EXP2 photograph

1920 Bentley EXP2 photograph

1920 Bentley EXP2 photograph

1920 Bentley EXP2 photograph

1920 Bentley EXP2 photograph

1920 Bentley EXP2 photograph

1920 Bentley EXP2 photograph

1920 Bentley EXP2 photograph

1920 Bentley EXP2 photograph

1920 Bentley EXP2 photograph

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This Bentley is an experimental prototype, thus the EXP moniker. The world's oldest production Bentley is chassis number 3 which left the factory in 1921, and was recently sold at Auction in Pebble Beach by Gooding & Company, for just under $1 million (USD). EXP 2, however, was founder W.O. Bentley's own project - and it succeeded his other project - the EXP 1 (which is no longer in existence).

In September 1919, in a workshop located on Baker Street in London, W.O. Bentley and his team of engineers started up their first engine. The engine had four cylinders with each cylinder having four valves. The powerplant was rather advanced for its time, with twin-spark ignition via two magentos. The engine was placed into a rolling chassis that was designed and built by Frank Burgess. After four months of work, EXP 1 had been completed and was being put through test runs. The second example created, EXP 2, was put on display at the British Motor Show. It was also used in competition, taking a win at Brooklands and 10 additional victories at other events.

The Bentley EXP 2 is currently in the care of the Bentley Company and part of the heritage collection. It has been treated to a restoration.


By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2014

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Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Liter1921 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Harrison
Chassis Num: 3
Engine Num: 4
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Liter1922 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Liter1923 TT Replica Tourer
Coachbuilder: Carlton Carriage Company
Chassis Num: 263
Engine Num: 339
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Liter1923 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: 332
Engine Num: 337
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Liter1923 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Chalmer and Hoyer Ltd.
Chassis Num: 409
Engine Num: SE12
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre1924 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Jarvis
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre1924 Hawkeye Special
Chassis Num: 477
Engine Num: TW2702
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre1924 Sports Car
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: 532
Engine Num: 538
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre1924 Tourer
Chassis Num: 564
Engine Num: 557
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre1924 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: 717
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre1924 Sports Car
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: 815
Engine Num: 806
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Liter1925 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Liter1925 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Liter1925 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Liter1925 Supersports Brooklands
Chassis Num: 1161
Engine Num: 546
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Liter1925 Four Seater Tourer
Coachbuilder: Jarvis
Chassis Num: 777
Engine Num: 787
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Liter1925 Speed Model Tourer
Coachbuilder: L & L. T. Taylor
Chassis Num: 921
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Liter1925 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: 930
Engine Num: 914
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Liter1925 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: AP311
Engine Num: HP376
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Liter1926 Speed Sports Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Liter1926 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Liter1926 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: LM1342
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre1927 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model1927 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model1927 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: AX1668
Engine Num: AX1672
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre1927 Tourer
Chassis Num: BL 1603
Engine Num: BL 1606
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre1927 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: BL1620
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre1928 Tourer
Chassis Num: RT1533
Engine Num: RT1546


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