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1926 Bentley 3 Litre LeMans Tourer / PH1461 Vehicle Information

1926 Bentley 3 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 3 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 3 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 3 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 3 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 3 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 3 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 3 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 3 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 3 Litre photograph

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The London-based coachbuilder Vanden Plas is synonymous with the lightweight touring bodywork built on many of the Bentleys that raced at LeMans in the late 1920s. This car is one of the 513 Red Label 3 Litre Speed models built at W.O. Bentley's Cricklewood factory between 1923 and 1929. It was scheduled to race at Le Mans in 1926 but at the last minute its owner, 'Bentley Boy' Clive Gallop, entered a shorter-wheelbase Super Sports model, which failed to finish. Having narrowly missed the honor of a Le Mans appearance, this very original 3 Litre went on to do more than 500,000 miles and, although meticulously maintained throughout its life, it has never been cosmetically restored. Its current owner acquired the car in 2000 and has taken it on many tours in recent years.


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1926 Bentley 3 Litre Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1926 sales)
1926 Bentley 3-Litre Red Label Speed Model Tourer
Sold for USD$378,175
  2019 Collector's Motor Cars and Automobilia, RAF Museum Hendon
 
1926 Bentley 3-Litre 'Red Label' Speed Model Tourer
Chassis#: LM1342
Sold for USD$862,214
  2018 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
1926 Bentley 3 Litre image  1926 Bentley 3 Litre image  
1926 BENTLEY 3-LITRE 'LIGHT TOURER'
Chassis#: HP393
Sold for USD$425,769
  2015 Bonhams : The December Sale
 
1926 Bentley 3 Litre
Sold for USD$160,227
  2013 Coys Auction - A236 True Greats
 
1926 Bentley 3-Litre
Sold for USD$315,743
  2012 Coys Auctions - Spring Classics
 
1926 Bentley 3 litre Speed Model Fitted with 4 1/2 litre Engine Vanden Plas Four Seater Tourer
Chassis#: AH1478
Sold for USD$193,111
  2004 Bonhams - The Goodwood Festival of Speed
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1926 Bentley 3 Litre's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1926 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model TourerLT15962020 H & H Imperial War Museum Duxford $165,000$185,000
1926 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model Sports TourerSR14212019 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $385,000$400,000
1926 Bentley 3 Litre Weymann Saloon by Gurney NuttingAP3252019 Historics at Brooklands Ascot Racecourse $265,000$320,000
1926 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Weymann Drophead CoupéTN15682019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $400,000$500,000
1926 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model Sports TourerDE12202018 Bonhams : Goodwood $380,000$420,000
1926 Bentley 3 litre Short Chassis Sports TourerSR 14212016 Coys : Mondial De L'Automobile Paris $420,000$450,000
1926 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model TourerRT15412011 Bonhams The December Sale $300,000$320,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1921 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Gairn & Company
Chassis Num: 19
Engine Num: 20

Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1921 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Harrison
Chassis Num: 3
Engine Num: 4

Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Liter
1922 Sports Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: 103
Engine Num: 109
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Liter
1922 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: 141
Engine Num: 62

Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1923 TT Tourer
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1923 Sports Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: 246
Engine Num: 246

Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1923 TT Replica Tourer
Coachbuilder: Carlton Carriage Company
Chassis Num: 263
Engine Num: 339
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1923 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: 332
Engine Num: 337

Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1923 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Chalmer and Hoyer Ltd.
Chassis Num: 409
Engine Num: SE12

Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1924 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Jarvis
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1924 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas

Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1924 Sports Car
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: 392
Engine Num: 401
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1924 Hawkeye Special
Chassis Num: 477
Engine Num: TW2702

Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1924 Sports Car
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: 532
Engine Num: 538
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1924 Tourer
Chassis Num: 564
Engine Num: 557

Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1924 Bridges Saloon
Coachbuilder: Bridges Garage
Chassis Num: 676
Engine Num: 690
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1924 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: 717

Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1924 Sports Car
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: 815
Engine Num: 806
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1925 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting

Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1925 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1925 Speed Model
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: 1025
Engine Num: 451 (was originally 1037)

Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1925 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: 1108
Engine Num: SR1424
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1925 Supersports Brooklands
Chassis Num: 1161
Engine Num: 546

Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1925 Four Seater Tourer
Coachbuilder: Jarvis
Chassis Num: 777
Engine Num: 787
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1925 Speed Model Tourer
Coachbuilder: L & L. T. Taylor
Chassis Num: 921

Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1925 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: 930
Engine Num: 914
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1925 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: AP311
Engine Num: HP376

Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1926 Speed Sports Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1926 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas

Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1926 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: LM1342
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1926 SS Boattail
Coachbuilder: Surbico
Chassis Num: NR516
Engine Num: 1133

Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1926 LeMans Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: PH1461
Engine Num: PH1468
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre
1926 Speed Weymann Drophead Coupé
Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Chassis Num: TN1568
Engine Num: TN1571

Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model
1927 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre
1927 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas

Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model
1927 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: AX1668
Engine Num: AX1672
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre
1927 Tourer
Chassis Num: BL 1603
Engine Num: BL 1606

Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre
1927 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: BL1620
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model
1927 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: ML1501
Engine Num: AX1675

Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre
1928 Tourer
Chassis Num: RT1533
Engine Num: RT1546
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre
1929 Speed Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas

Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre
1929 Tourer
Chassis Num: DN1741
Engine Num: DN1744

1926 Bentley 3 Litre

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