1924 Bentley 3-Litre Sports Car / 532 Chassis Information

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1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

1924 Bentley 3-Litre photograph

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Sports Car
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
Chassis #: 532
Engine # 538
The British automaker Bentley Motors Limited was founded in 1919 by W.O. Bentley who was known for his World War I rotary aero-engines used in the Sopwith Camel. The company was also well respected for its racing success. In the 1930s, Bentley was at the top of the British sports car market, with only a few competitors - primarily Bugatti and Hispano-Suiza. In 1931, Rolls-Royce acquired Bentley and has been owned by Volkswagen since 1998.

A Bentley similar to this car won at LeMans in 1924 and won again in 1927. In 1924, it was the fastest car on the course - achieving a speed of 100 miles per hour on the straightaway.

The first car had a 3-Liter 4-cylinder overhead cam engine with 4 valves per cylinder. Production started in 1921 after a year of development and testing. It was designed as a fast car suitable for races and it enjoyed rapid success, winning at Le Mans and other races throughout the 20s. Different versions were made with the 4-1/2L engines and with superchargers up to 1931. In 1927 they introduced a larger 6 cylinder 6-1/2 L model. By 1929, they had introduced a faster Speed Six version, which enjoyed racing successes and was produced until 1930.

Their swan song was a large luxury model, the 8 Liter, produced in 1930 and 1931. As with many expensive cars of the era, they went bankrupt in 1931 and their assets and name sold to Rolls-Royce.

This Bentley is equipped with its original nine foot, nine-inch Speed chassis, with original crankcase and gearbox. Originally built as three-liter automobile, it now sports the larger 4.5-liter cylinder blocks.

Bentley introduced its 3-Liter motorcar in 1921. It was a big car that was powered by an innovative 3-liter overhead cam 4-valve engine producing 70 horsepower. It used two spark plugs per cylinder and twin carburetors. The Speed models, like this one, were capable of 100 mph.

This car rides on its original 9 foot, 9-inch chassis and is equipped with a newer Bentley 4.5 liter engine block on its original crankcase. Like many Bentley's, this car was equipped with a body built by Vanden Plas. It was imported by its current owners from England in 2008.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2019 2
2018 1
2017 2
2012 3
2011 1
2009 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$382,000$434,0002
2018$247,735$247,7351
2017$275,611$351,2232
2012$397,136$671,0003
2011$217,891$217,8911
2009$258,107$258,1071

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1924 sales)
1924 Bentley 3-Litre Sports Two-Seater
Chassis#: 392
Sold for $434,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
 
1924 Bentley 3-Litre Red Label Speed Model Tourer
Chassis#: 610
Sold for $330,000
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1924 Bentley 3-Litre Tourer
Chassis#: 589
Sold for $247,735
  2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1924 Bentley 3 LITER SPEED MODEL FOUR SEATER TOURER
Chassis#: 897/780
Sold for $199,999
  2017 Bonhams : Philadelphia Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
 
1924 Bentley 3-Litre Red Label Speed Model Tourer
Chassis#: 485
Sold for $351,223
  2017 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting
 
1924 Bentley 3/8-Liter 'Hawkeye Special'
Chassis#: 477
Sold for $671,000
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
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1924 Bentley 3-Liter Sport Tourer
Chassis#: 792
Sold for $254,500
  2012 Bonhams - Greenwich Concours d'Elegance: Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia
 
1924 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model Tourer
Chassis#: 840
Sold for $265,908
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia
 
1924 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model Tourer
Chassis#: 401
Sold for $217,891
  2011 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1924 Bentley 3-Litre 'Red Label'
Chassis#: 356
Sold for $258,107
  2009 Coys Auction - Blenheim Palace
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1924 Bentley 3-Litre's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1924 Bentley 3-Litre Simplex Drophead Coupé7472019 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting $260,000$320,000
1924 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model Tourer3732018 Bonhams : Beaulieu Sale   
1924 Bentley 3 Litre H.J. Mulliner Simplex Drophead Coupe7472018 H &H Auctions Classics & Motor Sport Hall of Fame $340,000$380,000
1924 BENTLEY 3 LITER SPEED MODEL FOUR SEATER TOURER COACHWORK BELIEVED TO BE BY H.J. MULLINER7172016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction $450,000$525,000
1924 Bentley 3-Liter Red Label Speed Model8492009 Bonhams Larz Anderson Auto Museum $275,000$325,000
1924 Bentley 3/8 Litre Sports Roadster4582008 Automobiles of London$475,000$600,000$680,000

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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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