BENT­LEY 3-4 ½ LITRE OPEN TOURER

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$265,000 SHAN­NONS, LOT 44

BACK IN THE 1920s Bent­ley built LeMans win­ners and grand tour­ers. This one be­gan life as a sa­loon, was con­verted to an am­bu­lance dur­ing WW II be­fore be­ing re­stored in the '70s.It lobbed here in 1979 and has been through a few hands. Its ven­dor fit­ted the 4.5-litre en­gine, a com­mon vin­tage Bent­ley mod­i­fi­ca­tion. The steer­ing col­umn, gear­box, diff, chas­sis and rear axle wear their orig­i­nal num­bers. It came with a his­tory file and orig­i­nal 3-litre crank­case and block.

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