1930 Bentley Speed Six Le Mans Replica Tourer / SB 2754 Chassis Information

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six photograph

1930 Bentley Speed Six1930 Bentley Speed Six
Le Mans Replica Tourer
Chassis #: SB 2754
Engine #: SB 2763
Registration #: UT2
Sold for $874,000 at 2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction.
This Bentley Speed Six was completed on September of 1929 and was one of the 121 6.5-liter Bentleys resting on the short 138-inch wheelbase. As it is a later model it was equipped with the single port block which brought horsepower from 160 to 180 bhp. The original coachwork was by Gurney Nutting although factory records list it being a Weymann saloon. The agent for the car was H.M. Bentley and Partners. The car returned to Bentley Motors for its final test in November of 1929.

The car was a custom order built for its first owner Mr. William Lindsay Everard who retained it until April of 1936. By 1947 it was owned by Mr. William W. Cope in Nottingham. Lachland McPherson acquired it in 1949 and kept it for a year before selling it to E.N. David Pitts.

It is not known when the car received its current coachwork, with some evidence to suggest that it occurred before the war.

By 1973 the car was in the United States and in the care of Mr. L.D. Hopeman who owned the car until the mid-1980s. The next owner was Dr. Fred Simeone who acquired it as an unfinished restoration project. Dr. Simeone entrusted the restoration to David George. After its completion, the car was traded to Virgil Millett. Mr. Millett had further restoration work performed by Steve Babinski including a full rebuild of the engine.

After Virgil Millett passed away, the car was put into static storage. It emerged from storage early in 2019 and received extensive recommissioning by a Vintage Bentley specialist.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2019


2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$1,000,000-$1,300,000 
Sale Price :
$874,000

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2018 1
2017 2
2016 1
2006 1
2003 1

1930 Bentley Speed Six Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1930 sales)
1930 Bentley Speed Six 'Le Mans Replica' Tourer
Chassis#: SB 2754
Sold for $874,000
  2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
1930 Bentley Speed Six image  1930 Bentley Speed Six image  
1930 Bentley Speed Six 'Le Mans Replica' Tourer
Chassis#: LR 2787
Sold for $1,457,500
  2018 Bonhams : Scottsdale
 
1930 Bentley 6½-Litre Speed Six Sportsman's Saloon by Corsica
Chassis#: HM2861
Sold for $3,410,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1930 Bentley Speed Six image  1930 Bentley Speed Six image  
1931 Bentley 'Blue Train' Special by Bob Petersen Engineering
Chassis#: 32TC
Sold for $440,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1930 Bentley Speed Six image  1930 Bentley Speed Six image  
1930 Bentley 'Blue Train' Re-creation
Sold for $522,500
  2016 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1930 Bentley Speed Six LeMans Tourer
Chassis#: HM2852
Sold for $605,000
  2006 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
1930 Bentley Speed Six 6 1/2 Litre Le Mans Replica
Chassis#: LR2777
Sold for $308,244
  2003 Bonhams - Goodwood Revival
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1930 Bentley Speed Six's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1930 Bentley Speed Six Sports TourerFR26392019 Bonhams : Collectors Motorcars and Automobilia Auction $450,000$650,000
1930 Bentley 6½-Litre Speed Six Sportsmans Saloon by H.J. MullinerLR27782019 RM Sothebys : Monterey $2,600,000$3,200,000
1930 Bentley Blue Train RecreationB68HR2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island $550,000$650,000
1930 BENTLEY SPEED SIX TOURERHM28652014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $680,000$780,000
1930 Bentley 6.5 Litre Le Mans Team Car EvocationKR26792013 H & H Auctions Chateau Impney   

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Bentley 6½-Liter1929 Fixed Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis information for the Bentley 6½-Liter1929 Sedanca deVille
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Bentley 6½-Liter1929 Open Two Seater Boattail
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Bentley 6½-Liter1929 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Chassis information for the Bentley 6½-Liter1929 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 6½-Liter1929 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis information for the Bentley 6½-Liter1929 Speed 6 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: BA2592
Engine Num: BA2594
Chassis information for the Bentley 6½-Liter1929 Grafton Coupe
Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Chassis Num: FR2630
Engine Num: FR2633
Chassis information for the Bentley 6½-Liter1929 Weymann Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: FR2640
Engine Num: FR2645
Chassis information for the Bentley 6½-Liter1929 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: FR2641
Engine Num: FR2644
Chassis information for the Bentley 6½-Liter1929 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: FR2642
Chassis information for the Bentley 6½-Liter1929 Speed 6 Open Two Seater Sports
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: KF2387
Engine Num: KF2392
Chassis information for the Bentley 6½-Liter1929 Old Number One
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: LB2332
Engine Num: LB2336
Chassis information for the Bentley 6½-Liter1929 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: LB2342
Engine Num: LB2344
Chassis information for the Bentley 6½-Liter1929 Sedanca Coupe
Coachbuilder: Motor Bodies Ltd
Chassis Num: WT2271
Engine Num: SB2762
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1930 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1930 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1930 Blue Train Tourer
Chassis Num: 32TC
Engine Num: A7280
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1930 Blue Train Tourer
Chassis Num: B68HR
Engine Num: B34H-1396
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1930 Sportsman Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: GC 3661
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1930 Sportsman Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: HM2855
Engine Num: HM2863
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1930 Open Roadster
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: HM2856
Engine Num: HM2868
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1930 Sportsmans Saloon
Coachbuilder: Corsica
Chassis Num: HM2861
Engine Num: LR2782
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1930 Old Number 2 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: HM2868
Engine Num: HM2872
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1930 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: HM2869
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1930 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LR2776
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1930 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LR2778
Engine Num: NH2748S
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1930 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: LR2799
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1930 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: NH2730
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1930 Sports Tourer
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: NH2740
Engine Num: KR2693
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1930 Sports Saloon
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: NH2741
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1930 Le Mans Replica Tourer
Chassis Num: SB 2754
Engine Num: SB 2763
Chassis information for the Bentley Speed Six1930 Open Four Seater Sports
Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: SB2756


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