The iconic Bentley 3-Litre is said to be one of the greatest historic race cars to have ever competed in Le Mans, winning the race in France in 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930, leaving the Bugatti 1368cc in its wake to achieve motorsport dominance in the late 20s.
This particular example, chassis 589, is one of only 1,600 models built during its limited production run and has been overhauled by DM Historics’ dedicated team of historic racing engineers, restoring it to a near factory standard as it would have left the production line in 1924.
The bodywork of this 3-Litre pays homage to automotive coachworkers, Vanden Plas, who earnt a reputation for expert craftsmanship when they built the bodies for over 700 Bentley chassis between 1924-1931. Chassis 589 has been treated to a few upgrades such as a two-wire Dynamo, electronic voltage regulator, 12v LED lighting, 6½ Litre rear axle and replacement pistons.
With only 12,700 miles on the clock, there is plenty of life left to enjoy this example of British automotive excellence, with the possibility of entering this fantastic W O Bentley into iconic events such as Mille Miglia and Flying Scotsman, experiencing exactly why it achieved such wide-spread motorsport success in the late 1920s.
For more information about this 1924 Bentley 3 Litre visit: https://www.dmhistorics.com/sales/1924-bentley-3-litre-open-tourer