1926 Bentley 3 Litre SS Boattail / NR516 Vehicle Information

1926 Bentley 3 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 3 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 3 Litre photograph

1926 Bentley 3 Litre photograph

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SS Boattail
Coachwork: Surbico
Chassis #: NR516
Engine #: 1133
Registration #: YM 9277
W.O. Bentley was often quoted as saying 'Competition is the cheapest way of selling cars,' and to prove it, Bentley Motors built many competition cars for amateur racing drivers throughout the company's history. This unique and sporty 3 Litre is one of just 18 Super Sport models, ten of which are believed to have survived today. The Super Sport was built on a nine-inch-shorter chassis than the standard 3 Litre, and it came with a guarantee that it could achieve at least 100 mph. (The standard 3 Litre was only guaranteed to 90 mph!) This stylish and fast road car was ordered by Henry Leeson, a keen amateur racing driver who owned four Bentleys during his career before he sadly came to grief on the Brooklands banking in 1932. Leeson ordered the Super Sport's unusual boattailed body from the Surbiton Coach and Motor Works (known as Surbico), a small coachbuilder in Surrey, South of London. The car was delivered in March 1926 via the London Bentley dealer Jack Withers.


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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 Litre1921 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Gairn & Company
Chassis Num: 19
Engine Num: 20
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1921 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Harrison
Chassis Num: 3
Engine Num: 4
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Liter1922 Sports Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: 103
Engine Num: 109
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Liter1922 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: 141
Engine Num: 62
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1923 TT Tourer
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1923 Sports Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: 246
Engine Num: 246
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1923 TT Replica Tourer
Coachbuilder: Carlton Carriage Company
Chassis Num: 263
Engine Num: 339
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1923 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: 332
Engine Num: 337
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1923 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 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1924 Sports Car
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: 392
Engine Num: 401
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 Bridges Saloon
Coachbuilder: Bridges Garage
Chassis Num: 676
Engine Num: 690
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 Litre1925 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1925 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1925 Speed Model
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: 1025
Engine Num: 451 (was originally 1037)
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1925 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: 1108
Engine Num: SR1424
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1925 Supersports Brooklands
Chassis Num: 1161
Engine Num: 546
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1925 Four Seater Tourer
Coachbuilder: Jarvis
Chassis Num: 777
Engine Num: 787
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1925 Speed Model Tourer
Coachbuilder: L & L. T. Taylor
Chassis Num: 921
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1925 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: 930
Engine Num: 914
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1925 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: AP311
Engine Num: HP376
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1926 Speed Sports Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1926 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1926 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: LM1342
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1926 SS Boattail
Coachbuilder: Surbico
Chassis Num: NR516
Engine Num: 1133
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1926 LeMans Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: PH1461
Engine Num: PH1468
Chassis information for the Bentley 3 Litre1926 Speed Weymann Drophead Coupé
Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Chassis Num: TN1568
Engine Num: TN1571
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model1927 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
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 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-Litre Speed Model1927 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: ML1501
Engine Num: AX1675
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre1928 Tourer
Chassis Num: RT1533
Engine Num: RT1546
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre1929 Speed Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 3-Litre1929 Tourer
Chassis Num: DN1741
Engine Num: DN1744


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