While visiting a friend (non motor enthusiast) recently, I saw a piece of soft wool-like material, approximately 30″ x 18″, thrown over the back of a chair. Reproduced on this material was a photo of a 1920s 3-litre Bentley, head on. The picture was taken in a grassy field with a background of trees. The rim of the left hand headlight is considerably damaged and there is no glass or bulb and there is a sizeable dent in the left mudguard. There is a spare wheel on the left side and a mount for one on the right, but no wheel. The bonnet is missing completely, a round visor is mounted on the right windscreen pillar and what appears to be an orange tax disc is stuck on the left side, still in its “square” form, i.e. not torn along the dotted lines. The hood is up.
Due to the head-on view and the missing bonnet, it is impossible to tell the colour of the Car.
The registration number YR 5725 is quite distinct.
Does anyone know the history of this car and why this rather shabby specimen was chosen for a reproduction which would be distributed world-wide, in view of the many pristine examples of this marque available for photography.
Saanichton, Canada P. A. C. BEARD