1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre Tourer / MR3990 Chassis Information

1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre photograph

1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre photograph

1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre photograph

1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre
Tourer
Coachwork: Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis #: MR3990
This particular car is one of a very small number of vintage Bentleys that have survived with their original open four-seater coachwork intact. Chassis MR3390 was delivered to Thrupp & Maberly, one of the oldest English coachbuilders who excellence had attracted the patronage of the Royal Family. The exquisite touring bodywork on this car is the only example of Thrupp & Maberly coachwork on a 4.5-Litre Bentley chassis. It retains all its original fittings, including engine and gearbox. In 1938 the car was sent back to Thrupp & Maberly to have the windscreen raked back and a second rear door added. Since then it has been used on hill climbs and rallies by subsequent enthusiastic owners.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2019 1
2018 2
2016 1
2015 3
2013 3
2012 5
2011 1
2009 1
2008 1
2005 3

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$472,500$472,5001
2018$1,145,000$1,435,0002
2016$451,385$451,3851
2015$863,622$1,073,0783
2013$778,978$1,045,4283
2012$2,257,632$7,906,7455
2011$671,000$671,0001
2009$722,000$722,0001
2008$880,000$880,0001
2005$546,258$714,9153

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1929 sales)
1929 Bentley 4½ Liter Sports Tourer
Chassis#: HB3410
Sold for $472,500
  2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island
 
1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre 'Le Mans' Style Tourer
Chassis#: NX3457
Sold for $855,000
  2018 H & H Auction - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 
1929 Bentley 4½ Liter Sports Tourer Coachwork by Vanden Plas
Chassis#: RL3427
Sold for $1,435,000
  2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  
1929 BENTLEY 4½-LITRE TOURER
Chassis#: DS3551
Sold for $451,385
  2016 Bonhams - Goodwood Members' Meeting
 
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer
Chassis#: MR 3399
Sold for $1,007,788
  2015 Bonhams : Bond Street Motor Car Sale
 
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#: PB3527
Sold for $1,073,078
  2015 Bonhams : The Beaulieu Sale
 
1929 Bentley 4.5 litre Open Tourer by Vanden Plas
Chassis#: FB3322
Sold for $510,000
  2015 Historics at Brookland
 
1929 Bentley Supercharged 4 ½ Litre Original two-seater
Sold for $1,045,428
  2013 Coys Auction - A236 True Greats
 
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Open Tourer by Vanden Plas
Chassis#: vC57S119374
Sold for $785,996
  2013 RM Auction - London
 
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer
Chassis#: FB3324
Sold for $505,510
  2013 Bonhams - The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1929-31 4½-Litre Supercharged 'Blower' Bentley Single-Seater
Chassis#: HB 3402
Sold for $7,906,745
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Four-Seat Tourer
Chassis#: NX 3452
Sold for $740,096
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
 
1929 Bentley 4 ½ litre Vanden Plas style Tourer
Chassis#: RL3441
Sold for $465,271
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
 
1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre VdP Tourer Model by Sapor Modelltechnik
Sold for $31,050
  2012 RM - Milhous Collection, Fla
 
1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Dual Cowl Sports Tourer
Chassis#: KL3584
Sold for $2,145,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  
1929 Bentley 4 1/2-Litre Open Tourer by Vanden Plas
Chassis#: FB3317
Sold for $671,000
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre image  
1929 Bentley 4½-Liter Supercharged Birkin Team Car Specification Tourer
Chassis#: DS 3569
Sold for $722,000
  2009 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club
 
1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Liter Tourer
Chassis#: XF3505
Sold for $880,000
  2008 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
 
1929 Bentley 4 1/2 litre Supercharged Birkin Team Car Specification Four Seater
Chassis#: DS 3569
Sold for $714,915
  2005 Bonhams - Important Sports and Competition Motor Cars & Fine Automobilia
 
1929 Bentley 4 1/2 litre Le Mans Sports Four Seater
Chassis#: NX 3451
Sold for $698,860
  2005 Bonhams - Sports, Competition & Collectors' Motor Cars, F1 Memorabilia, Automobilia & Models
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre TourerRL34282019 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting $600,000$800,000
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Tourer Recreation by Graham MossRC22092018 RM Sothebys : Monterey $550,000$750,000
1929 Bentley 4.5 Liter Le Mans Replica Fabric TourerPL 34962017 Bonhams : Philadelphia Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum $600,000$700,000
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer by CadoganDS35702015 RM Sotheby's London Auction   
1929 BENTLEY 4½-LITRE SPORTS BLUEBELLRL34392014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $480,000$560,000
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer by Vanden PlasNX34672014 RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona$1,150,000  
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Open Tourer by Vanden PlasFB33172013 RM Auctions VILLA ERBA$490,000  
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre TourerFB33242013 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia $350,000$400,000
1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Drophead Coupé with DickeyHB34052011 Bonhams The December Sale $400,000$450,000
1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Two-Seat SportsDS35682011 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $1,000,000$1,400,000
1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Open TourerDS35612008 Automobiles of London$175,000$275,000$325,000
1929 BENTLEY 4 1/2 LITER DROPHEAD COUPE 2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $260,000$300,000

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Vehicle Profiles

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Engine Num: XR3347
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Chassis Num: FB3317
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Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: HB3403
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Chassis Num: HB3404/R
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Chassis Num: HR3976
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Engine Num: KL3584
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Coachbuilder: Thrupp and Maberly
Chassis Num: MR3990
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Engine Num: SM 3907
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Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: SM3917
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Coachbuilder: Maythorne & Sons
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