90 years ago, the first client of Bentley, Noel Van Raalte, cosmopolitan and British racing driver, received the third car (registered in Great Britain with plate AX 3827) built by the then newly-Bentley- for £ 1,150.
The same car today costs $ 962,500 and was sold in the auction of the house Gooding & Co., In Palm Beach, California.
The Bentley “Chassis No. 3 “was built in 1921, has 3 litre engine and aluminum body.
He had run and won in 24 hour endurance race at Le Mans in 1924 and 1927, that was the beginning of five victories in eight years at Bentley.
On auction day became the unofficial presentation of the new Continental GTC, which will be formally presented at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt in September.
2012 Bentley Continental GTC facelift unveiled