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1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre

Chassis number : XR3347

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Sold for $726,000 at 2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
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 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. speedometer, 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 silkscreen 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.

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2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Sale Price :
USD $726,000

2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $600,000-USD $800,000 
Lot was not sold

1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Bentley 4.5 Litre

(Data based on Model Year 1928 sales)
1928 BENTLEY 4 1/2 LITRE SPORTS TOURER
Chassis#: TX3235
Sold for USD$31,060
  2022 Gooding & Company : London Auction
 
1928 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer
Chassis#: HF3179
Sold for USD$561,053
  2021 RM Sothebys : London
 
1928 Bentley 4½ Liter Le Mans-Style Tourer Replica Vanden Plas
Chassis#: 3043
Sold for USD$747,500
  2021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  
1928 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer
Chassis#: MF3157
Sold for USD$573,811
  2019 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Open Sports Tourer
Chassis#: FT3221
Sold for USD$1,100,000
  2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1928 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer in the style of Vanden Plas
Chassis#: PM3252
Sold for USD$852,500
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  
1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Semi-Le Mans Tourer
Chassis#: MF3153
Sold for USD$2,750,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  
1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre British Flexible Coupe
Chassis#: XR3347
Sold for USD$726,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
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1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Le Mans Sports Bobtail
Chassis#: KM3088
Sold for USD$6,050,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  
1928 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Tourer
Chassis#: NT3131
Sold for USD$1,231,925
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
 
1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Tourer
Chassis#: PM3252
Sold for USD$770,000
  2011 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
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1928 Bentley 41/2-Litre Tourer
Chassis#: RL3427
Sold for USD$327,541
  2005 Bonhams - Sports, Competition & Collectors' Motor Cars, F1 Memorabilia, Automobilia & Models
 

Bentley 4.5 Litres That Failed To Sell At Auction

1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Sports TourerTX32392021 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours Auction $1,100,000$1,400,000
1928 Bentley 4½-Litre Drophead Sports Coupe by Salmons & SonsXL31142021 RM Sothebys : Monterey $500,000$600,000
1928 Bentley 4½-Litre TourerUK32772020 Bonhams July Motoring Auction $380,000$400,000
1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Drophead Coupé by Salmons & SonsXL 31142019 Historics at Brooklands Motor Museum $380,000$420,000
1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Sports TourerST30062019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $1,000,000$1,300,000
1928 Bentley 4½-Litre TourerNT31372018 Bonhams : Goodwood   
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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1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre Profiles

1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
Chassis #: YV7263
Engine #: KM3096
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre vehicle information
Flexible Coupe
Coachwork: Harrison
Chassis #: XR3347
Engine #: XR3347
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre vehicle information
LeMans Sport Bobtail
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
Chassis #: KM3088
Engine #: MF3175
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre vehicle information
Semi-Le Mans Sports Tourer
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
Chassis #: MF3153
Engine #: SM3905
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Harrison
Chassis #: PM3259
Engine #: PM3258
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
Chassis #: PM3252
Engine #: PM3256
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
Chassis #: HF3177
Engine #: HF3178 / SL 3054
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre vehicle information
Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Victor Broom
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre vehicle information
Tourer
Chassis #: SL3075
Engine #: SL3071
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Weymann
Chassis #: RN3043
Engine #: RN3044
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Gurney Nutting
Chassis #: TX3234
Engine #: TX3233
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
Chassis #: TX3239
Engine #: TX3241
1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre vehicle information
Drophead Sports Coupe
Coachwork: Salmon & Sons
Chassis #: XL3114
Engine #: XL3116