Chassis no: TN1551
1927 Bentley 3.0 litre Speed mode by Vanden Plas.
Chassis number: TN1551
Engine Number: TN1553
Registration number: KW1500
A very original car mechanically with a long known, traceable history & period photographs. TN1551 was supplied new by Central Garage of Bradford with the request to "Match the 1926 Vanden Plas bodied show car". We have a picture of the car as it appeared when new & the car still wears that original body today.
The car is a red badged speed model with twin sloper carburettors fitted as per factory spec. The engine had a major rebuild in 1996 including forged connecting rods & half shell big end bearings & as a result runs beautifully to this day. A massive collection of bills comes with the car with assorted paperwork from all the usual Bentley specialists & suppliers one might expect. To wit: VBE Restorations, RR&B Garages, Donald Day, Goudhurst Service Station etc. The twin Magnetos were recently removed & refurbished.
The body has in recent years been recovered & the green interior leather replaced with newer leather to the original spec of the car as when new. The car has numerous period correct original details including makers brass plaques on both fuel tank & radiator & also an engraved Vanden Plas badge to the passenger door. The dash has a full set of period instrumentation with a delightful patina of wear to the dash board itself.
Mechanicaly this is one of the most original cars we have come across. It has been maintained without regard to cost whislt placing an emphasis on keeping the car as original & pure as possible. Pleasingly, the car comes with its original well thumbed manual.
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