Video: World's oldest Bentley goes for £600,000

The oldest surviving Bentley in the world has sold for $962,500 (£600,000) at the same Pebble Beach auction that flogged the world's most expensive Ferrari.

The 'Chassis Number 3' 3 Litre was originally bought 90 years ago for £1,150 - around £14,000 in today's money.Three years later the car won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, and did so again in 1927.

The 1921 motor is in decent nick, still wearing its original aluminium body and brass brightwork; it was Bentley's first ever customer car.

In a press release announcing the sale, Bentley boss Wolfgang Durheimer said that the company had "hosted a private preview of a brand new model" for the collected rabble of prosperous petrol heads.

What that is wasn't mentioned, but it could be the updated Continental GTC expected at the Frankfurt motor show. Or perhaps a diesel supermini?
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