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1925 Bentley 3 Litre

Chassis number : 930

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Sold for $253,000 at 2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction.
Sold for $236,500 at 2011 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction.
Sold for $231,000 at 2011 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction.
Sold for $231,000 at 2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island.
This Bentley Three-Litre Tourer with coachwork by Gurney Nutting is a correct, 'Blue Label' car that still wears its original open bodywork.

It is believed that the original owner of this car was Mr. John McMeeking of Southampton, England. During the 1940s, it may have been owned by Captain Ivan Finchow of Lygarth, Dorset, UK. In 1956, the car was imported to the United States by Neil McDade of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Soon after, the car became part of the collection of bernie Goldflies of Dayton, Ohio. In 1962, it was purchased by Richard Fisher. In 1968, George Evenson of Washington state purchased the car, and would retain it for the next quarter-century. Mr. Evenson kept the car in a heated garage and used it regularly.

At the RROC 24th National Meet in 1975, this car was awarded Third Place. This was followed by a Third Place Certificate of Merit at the 1988 RROC British Columbia Regional Meet, a Second Place Certificate of Merit at the 1990 RROC Meet and a First in Class Certificate of Merit at the RROC Spring Meet in British Columbia.

This Bentley is finished in green over tan and has an exposed alloy bonnet, nickel plated radiator, side-mounted spares and an auxiliary light mounted on the windscreen. It has a tonneau cover and an Auster rear screen.

Power is from a 2996cc SOHC four-cylinder engine fitted with twin SU carburetors. There is a four-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel servo-assisted mechanical drum brakes.

In 2010, this Bentley was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company Auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The lot was estimated to sell for $250,000 - $300,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $253,000, inclusive of buyer's reserve.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2010

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2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $225,000-USD $325,000 
Sale Price :
USD $231,000

2011 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $280,000-USD $320,000 
Sale Price :
USD $231,000

2011 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $250,000-USD $325,000 
Sale Price :
USD $236,500

2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $250,000-USD $300,000 
Sale Price :
USD $253,000

1925 Bentley 3 Litre Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Bentley 3 Litre

(Data based on Model Year 1925 sales)
1925 Bentley 3.0-Litre Vanden Plas-style Tourer
Chassis#: 1079
Sold for USD$145,994
  2021 Silverstone Auctions : The Classic Sale at Silverstone
 
1925 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model
Chassis#: 1224
Sold for USD$355,704
  2020 Bonhams : The Golden Age of Motoring Sale (1886 - 1939)
 
1925 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model Tourer by Vanden Plas
Chassis#: 1108
Sold for USD$335,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1925 Bentley 3 Litre image  1925 Bentley 3 Litre image  
1925 Bentley 3 Litre Open Tourer
Chassis#: 1137
Sold for USD$220,740
  2019 Historics at Brooklands - Mercedes-Benz World
 
1925 Bentley 3 LITER FOUR SEATER TOURER
Chassis#: 777
Sold for USD$272,250
  2017 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
1925 Bentley 3 Litre image  
1925 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model Tourer
Chassis#: 893
Sold for USD$307,065
  2017 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum-Duxford
 
1925 BENTLEY 3 LITER FOUR SEATER TOURER
Chassis#: 1009
Sold for USD$462,000
  2015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction
 
1925 Bentley 3-Litre Tourer by Gurney Nutting
Chassis#: 930
Sold for USD$231,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1925 Bentley 3 Litre image  1925 Bentley 3 Litre image  
1925 Bentley 3/4½-Litre Speed Model Red Label Tourer
Chassis#: 1162
Sold for USD$253,407
  2012 Bonhams - The Beaulieu Sale Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1925 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model Sports
Chassis#: 1025
Sold for USD$350,146
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
1925 Bentley 3 Litre image  1925 Bentley 3 Litre image  
1925 Bentley 3 Litre Tourer
Chassis#: 886
Sold for USD$186,788
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
 
1925 Bentley 3-Litre Shooting Brake
Chassis#: 915
Sold for USD$198,024
  2011 Bonhams - Beaulieu Autojumble, Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1925 BENTLEY 3-LITRE TOURER
Chassis#: 930
Sold for USD$231,000
  2011 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction
1925 Bentley 3 Litre image  1925 Bentley 3 Litre image  
1925 Bentley 3-liter 100mph Supersports 'Brooklands' Two-seater
Chassis#: 1161
Sold for USD$601,000
  2011 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale
1925 Bentley 3 Litre image  1925 Bentley 3 Litre image  
1925 Bentley 3 Litre Tourer
Chassis#: 930
Sold for USD$236,500
  2011 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
1925 Bentley 3 Litre image  1925 Bentley 3 Litre image  
1925 Bentley Three-Litre Tourer
Chassis#: 930
Sold for USD$253,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
1925 Bentley 3 Litre image  1925 Bentley 3 Litre image  
1925 Bentley 3/4½-Litre Tourer
Chassis#: HP388
Sold for USD$260,189
  2009 Bonhams - Goodwood Revival, Chichester, Sussex
 
1925 Bentley 3 litre 100mph Supersports Brooklands Two-seater
Chassis#: 1161
Sold for USD$410,276
  2008 Bonhams - Important Collectors' Motor Cars, Pioneer and Vintage Motorcycles and Fine Automobilia
1925 Bentley 3 Litre image  1925 Bentley 3 Litre image  
1925 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model
Sold for USD$121,000
  2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 

Bentley 3 Litres That Failed To Sell At Auction

1925 Bentley 3 Litre's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1925 Bentley 3-Liter Speed Model Tourer9212022 Bonhams : The Quail Auction $350,000$450,000
1925 Bentley 3-Liter Speed Model Tourer9212021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $475,000$575,000
1925 Bentley 3-4½ Litre Open Tourer 2018 Shannons Sydney Spring Classic   
1925 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model Tourer in the style of Vanden PlasAP3112018 RM Sothebys : Monterey $450,000$550,000
1925 Bentley 3/4.5 Litre Tourer9162016 H & H Auctions Imperial War MuseumDuxford   
1925 Bentley 3-Litre/41/2-Litre Sports Tourer10462003 Bonhams Important Collectors' Motor Cars $80,000$100,000

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1925 Bentley 3 Litre Profiles

1925 Bentley 3 Litre vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Gurney Nutting
Chassis #: 930
Engine #: 914
1925 Bentley 3 Litre vehicle information
Supersports Brooklands
Chassis #: 1161
Engine #: 546
1925 Bentley 3 Litre vehicle information
Speed Model Tourer
Coachwork: L & L. T. Taylor
Chassis #: 921
Engine #: 917
1925 Bentley 3 Litre vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
Chassis #: 1108
Engine #: SR1424
1925 Bentley 3 Litre vehicle information
Four Seater Tourer
Coachwork: Jarvis
Chassis #: 777
Engine #: 787
1925 Bentley 3 Litre vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
Chassis #: AP311
Engine #: HP376
1925 Bentley 3 Litre vehicle information
Speed Model
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: 1025
Engine #: 451 (was originally 1037)