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1922 Bentley 3 Litre

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That a motor car in its 99th year can provide such pure motoring enjoyment as this vintage Bentley is remarkable and a tribute to the Bentley marque.

With its original charming body by Harrison this 3 Litre is the earliest to survive in this form with its matching numbered components. As now this is a delightful example retaining its original unbraked axle and runs on beaded edged tyres. You may be forgiven for thinking that this vintage Bentley is therefore a museum piece to be taken on a trailer to and from shows and events and to be driven occasionally by the brave, but that is not Bentley motoring. Having recently been driven from Tel Aviv, across the Golan heights and covering 1,000 miles in six days on the Holy Land Tour this is a vintage Bentley to enjoy. We have been out and about in this one. In city traffic it is comfortable, keeps up with modern traffic, stops and steers surefootedly and its progress is enhanced by the courtesy of modern motorists who take great pleasure in being courteous. Simply wonderful.

The history file shows that she entered the Morecambe Road Speed trials in September 1923, that she was owned by the writer Richard Hughes in 1929, and was found abandoned, but entirely complete in a field by a Bentley Drivers Club member of notable enthusiasm in the 1950s. Since that time she has been preserved and enjoyed and long may that continue.