1925 Bentley 3 Liter Four Seater Tourer / 777 Chassis Information

1925 Bentley 3 Liter photograph

1925 Bentley 3 Liter photograph

1925 Bentley 3 Liter1925 Bentley 3 Liter
Four Seater Tourer
Coachwork: Jarvis
Chassis #: 777
Engine # 787
Sold for $272,250 at 2017 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours.
Bentley's domination at Le Mans in 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930. On Stand 126 at the 1919 Olympia Motor Exhibition, W.O. Bentley proudly unveiled his new 3-liter car bearing his name. The prototype engine had been fired up just a few weeks earlier. Bentley's four-cylinder 'fixed head' engine incorporated a single overhead camshaft, four-valves per cylinder and a bore/stroke of 80x149mm. Twin ML magnetos provided the ignition and power was transmitted via a four-speed gearbox with right-hand change. The pressed-steel chassis started off with a wheelbase of 9' 9½' (the 'short standard') then adopted dimensions of 10' 10' ('standard long') in 1923, the shorter frame being reserved for the TT Replica and subsequent Speed Model. Rear wheel brakes only were employed up to 1924 when four-wheel Perrot-type brakes were introduced.

This particular example, chassis number 777, was delivered in August of 1924 to Lt. Col Brooke. It wore coachwork by Harrington thought the style was unspecified. In 1933, it received new four-seater sports tourer coachwork by Bays with slab tank, twin spares and cycle fenders.

In the early 1960s, the car found its way to the United Sates when a Chicago based orthopedic surgeon imported it. Having not informed his wife that he had purchased a vintage Bentley from England, he was promptly forced to sell it to his friend Dr. Glover of Canton, Missouri.

Dr. Glover retained the car for the next forty years until his death. Purchased out of the estate of Dr. Glover in August of 2004 by its current caretaker, the car was found to be in good mechanical order but in need of a comprehensive cosmetic restoration. The crude Bays four-seat tourer coachwork was in poor condition and being non-original the decision was made to replace this with a new body in the style of Jarvis.

The resulting coachwork was finished in dark green in honor of Bentleys racing heritage. After the work was completed, it was shown at Amelia Islnd where it won its class.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2017

2017 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$275,000-$325,000 
Sale Price :
$272,250

2017 2
2015 1
2013 1
2012 3
2011 4
2010 1
2009 1
2008 1
2003 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$289,658$307,0652
2015$462,000$462,0001
2013$231,000$231,0001
2012$263,447$350,1463
2011$316,631$601,0004
2010$253,000$253,0001
2009$260,189$260,1891
2008$410,276$410,2761
2003$121,000$121,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1925 sales)
1925 Bentley 3 LITER FOUR SEATER TOURER
Chassis#: 777
Sold for $272,250
  2017 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
1925 Bentley 3 Liter image  
1925 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model Tourer
Chassis#: 893
Sold for $307,065
  2017 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum-Duxford
 
1925 BENTLEY 3 LITER FOUR SEATER TOURER
Chassis#: 1009
Sold for $462,000
  2015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction
 
1925 Bentley 3-Litre Tourer by Gurney Nutting
Chassis#: 930
Sold for $231,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1925 Bentley 3 Liter image  1925 Bentley 3 Liter image  
1925 Bentley 3/4½-Litre Speed Model Red Label Tourer
Chassis#: 1162
Sold for $253,407
  2012 Bonhams - The Beaulieu Sale Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1925 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model Sports
Chassis#: 1025
Sold for $350,146
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
 
1925 Bentley 3 Litre Tourer
Chassis#: 886
Sold for $186,788
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
 
1925 Bentley 3-Litre Shooting Brake
Chassis#: 915
Sold for $198,024
  2011 Bonhams - Beaulieu Autojumble, Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1925 BENTLEY 3-LITRE TOURER
Chassis#: 930
Sold for $231,000
  2011 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction
1925 Bentley 3 Liter image  1925 Bentley 3 Liter image  
1925 Bentley 3-liter 100mph Supersports 'Brooklands' Two-seater
Chassis#: 1161
Sold for $601,000
  2011 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale
1925 Bentley 3 Liter image  1925 Bentley 3 Liter image  
1925 Bentley 3 Litre Tourer
Chassis#: 930
Sold for $236,500
  2011 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
1925 Bentley 3 Liter image  1925 Bentley 3 Liter image  
1925 Bentley Three-Litre Tourer
Chassis#: 930
Sold for $253,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
1925 Bentley 3 Liter image  1925 Bentley 3 Liter image  
1925 Bentley 3/4½-Litre Tourer
Chassis#: HP388
Sold for $260,189
  2009 Bonhams - Goodwood Revival, Chichester, Sussex
 
1925 Bentley 3 litre 100mph Supersports Brooklands Two-seater
Chassis#: 1161
Sold for $410,276
  2008 Bonhams - Important Collectors' Motor Cars, Pioneer and Vintage Motorcycles and Fine Automobilia
1925 Bentley 3 Liter image  1925 Bentley 3 Liter image  
1925 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model
Sold for $121,000
  2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1925 Bentley 3 Liter's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1925 Bentley 3-4½ Litre Open Tourer 2018 Shannons Sydney Spring Classic   
1925 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model Tourer in the style of Vanden PlasAP3112018 RM Sothebys : Monterey $450,000$550,000
1925 Bentley 3/4.5 Litre Tourer9162016 H & H Auctions Imperial War MuseumDuxford   
1925 Bentley 3-Litre/41/2-Litre Sports Tourer10462003 Bonhams Important Collectors' Motor Cars $80,000$100,000

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Vehicle Profiles

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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