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  Bentley 3 Litre Sport Vanden Plas Tourer
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1924
Numbers built:194 (Short Chassis 3 Litres)
Designed by:Vanden Plas
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:March 24, 2014
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Engine
Configuration Straight 4
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 2,996 cc / 182.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 80.0 mm (3.1 in) / 149.0 mm (5.9 in)
Compression 4.3:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed 2 SU HVG5 Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 70 bhp / 52 KW @ 3,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 23 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium body panels
Chassis steel ladder frame
Suspension (fr/r) solid axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Steering worm-and-wheel
Brakes rear drum brakes
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,980 mm (117.3 in) / 1,420 mm (55.9 in) / 1,420 mm (55.9 in)

Performance figures
Top Speed 130 km/h (81 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1924 24 Hours of Le Mans (John Duff / Frank Clement in 582)
1927 24 Hours of Le Mans (John Dudley Benjafield / Sammy Davis in LM1344)

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