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Lot: 384
Bentley Chassis

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Estimate: £2000-£3000

The chassis for 3 and 4 ½ Litre Bentleys of the period 1922-1930 are basically interchangeable, differing mainly only in length.

The usual types were the 9 ft 9 ½ inch 3-litre Speed Model or TT Replica chassis, also used for some dozen very rare 4 ½ Litre 'Shorty' models and the 10 ft 10 inch 3-Litre 'Long Standard Chassis, also used in the remaining 4 ½ Litre cars.
Many 3-4 ½ Litre cars have been built up using the 9 ft 9 ½ inch 3-Litre chassis but with a 4 ½ Litre engine, producing a handy and powerful special.

This is a 9 ft 9 ½ inch (Short) chassis, and is believed to be a recently fabricated item, but to entirely correct specifications, with four riveted crossmembers and the usual engine bearers. It is believed that the front of the chassis may consist of a pair of original dumb irons. The chassis has been recently used probably in a 3-4 ½ litre car, and is drilled in the correct places for brakes, steering etc.

This would therefore make the ideal basis for a 3-Litre Speed Model or a 3-4 ½ Litre car, subject to approval by the Bentley Drivers Club and licencing authorities.


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