1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre / XR3347 Chassis Information

Flexible Coupe
Coachwork: Harrison
Chassis Num: XR3347
Engine Num: XR3347
Sold for $726,000 at 2013 Gooding & Company.
This Harrison-bodied coupe is very rare amongst vintage Bentleys. Of the 667 4.5-Litre cars built very few have survived in their original configuration. This car was ordered by a Mr. J.D. Gordon of Scotland as a fast touring car for the unpredictable local climate. It was specified with chromium plating of the hardware, a special A.T. speedomter, D-type gearbox and 'Sloper' SU carburetors. In 1929, it was given XV 494 London registration.

This Bentley is one of just two coupe bodies produced by Harrison for the 4.5-Litre and the sole surviving example. Design features of this vehicle include a raked front screen with opening capabilities, rain visors over the side windows and helmet fenders.

The car was finished in black with chrome trim and wheel discs. Inside were pleated leather seats with an integral rolled pillow which offered lumbar support and an adjustable feather. There were deep veneers and a silk screen for the rear window controlled from the front passenger seat.

As 1931 came to a close, the car's odometer showed 28,000 miles. The car managed to survive World War II intact and unharmed and by 1954 it was in the care of E.Ann Klein of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Nicknamed 'Schwartzie,' the car sat in her collection for nearly twenty years before being purchased by another marque expert and Rolls-Royce author, John de Campi. Now completely restored, this is a unique, matching-numbers example of an early 4.5-Litre Bentley coupe.

Chassis# XR3347

2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
Sale Price$726,000
2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl
Estimated Value:$600,000-$800,000 
Lot was not sold

Analysis

Chassis number XR3347 Auction Sales History
2013$726,000
2012Pre-Sale Estimates: $600,000 - $800,000

2017 1
2016 1
2013 2
2012 2
2011 1
2005 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$1,100,000$1,100,0001
2016$852,500$852,5001
2013$1,738,000$2,750,0002
2012$3,640,963$6,050,0002
2011$770,000$770,0001
2005$327,541$327,5411

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1928 sales)
1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Open Sports Tourer
Chassis#: FT3221
Sold for $1,100,000
  2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1928 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer in the style of Vanden Plas
Chassis#: PM3252
Sold for $852,500
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
    
1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Semi-Le Mans Tourer
Chassis#: MF3153
Sold for $2,750,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
    
1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre British Flexible Coupe
Chassis#: XR3347
Sold for $726,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
    
1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Le Mans Sports Bobtail
Chassis#: KM3088
Sold for $6,050,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
  
1928 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Tourer
Chassis#: NT3131
Sold for $1,231,925
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
 
1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Tourer
Chassis#: PM3252
Sold for $770,000
  2011 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
    
1928 Bentley 41/2-Litre Tourer
Chassis#: RL3427
Sold for $327,541
  2005 Bonhams - Sports, Competition & Collectors' Motor Cars, F1 Memorabilia, Automobilia & Models
 

No Sale

1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1928 Bentley 4½-Litre Le Mans Sports The Bobtail by Vanden PlasKM30882017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island $6,500,000$7,500,000
1928 Bentley 3/4.5 Litre Vanden Plas Style Le Mans TourerHT16492015 H & H Auctions Imperial War Museum   
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre Tourer 2013 H & H Auctions The Pavilion Gardens $400,000$470,000
1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Harrison British Flexible CoupeXR33472012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl $600,000$800,000

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