Bentley 4.5 litre




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    Bentley 4.5 litre

    Bentley 4.5 litre

    Eau de Bentley is an exclusive and well-nigh irresistible scent. So wonderful, then, that it lives up to the legend in every way and is one of the most memorable cars I have ever driven Telegraph rating: You will be redirected to PayPal to complete the payment process. Bentley finally relented and made the 50 obligatory cars for sale to the public, as well as five special racing type cars. He favored increasing engine size.

    Bentley 4.5 litre

    Bentley 4.5 litre

    Bentley 4.5 litre

    Bentley 4.5 litre

    Bentley 4.5 litre

    Bentley 4½ Litre - Wikipedia

    The history of great racing Bentleys is well known. From to , they were unbeatable in endurance racing, having won Le Mans successfully during those four years with first, a 3 liter, then a 4. In an effort to get even more horsepower from the great four cylinder 4.

    There is an oft repeated story that W. Bentley himself opposed this method of getting additional power. He favored increasing engine size. Bentley finally relented and made the 50 obligatory cars for sale to the public, as well as five special racing type cars. The supercharger operates on Roots principles, with two synchronized twin lobe rotors.

    Bentley 4.5 litre

    With this engine and a light single seater body, the car established the Brooklands Outer Circuit Record at These cars were impressive in their power and speed, but were yare and therefore unsuccessful racing cars. Even in local British Racing Drivers Club competition, they usually retired in the mile race with one noteworthy second place finish in This car was ordered by T. Moore and it was registered in , donned in a Vanden Plas built a special aluminum tourer body. Specified on the original build sheet are the design features that are still on the car.

    The doors were to come down to the frame rails, not the half doors so commonly seen on Vanden Plas bodies. The running boards were to be in line with the center of the wheel hubs. The body was to be fully valanced, which means the front fenders extended all the way down to the side of the body and, in addition, the frame rails were louver covered from front fender to rear fender.

    Bentley 4.5 litre

    The body was to be painted Le Mans green whatever that was with the matching upholstery and a dark walnut dashboard. Moore, who just acquired Motorsport Magazine as its publisher, must have been very proud of his new car. It is likely that he took it to a variety of events, but the most notable one was outlined in page of the Motorsport Magazine of April, He won the timed trial of the Isle of Man with a speed of This was significantly better than the competitors.

    Exactly how the trial was conducted in this particular case was unknown. Sometimes, there was a flying start over a specified distance, whereas at other times the timing started from a dead stop.

    Subsequently, it went through several hands and it was discovered after the war in Aylesbury by U. Carter who shipped it to the USA via an armed forces vessel. Carter had every intention of restoring the car, but as time went on, it became obvious that this was not happening. We were looking for that nearly extinct beast, a blower with its original body; the majority of the survivors were now re-invented as boy racers.

    Bentley 4.5 litre

    We bought her from Mr. Carter in and started and started a restoration. The car was in remarkably preserved condition though did not have top bows, nor does it have them now. Other than that, nothing was seriously missing. The rear end had been cut back a bit, but this was easily restored. Beyond this, all external metal was original. There were no missing instruments. The original engine and the D-type gearbox were intact and really did not require much internal fettling although they were refreshed.

    The sump had to have repairs simply because oil had been laying in it for decades and this ate through the metal in some spots. Jim and I had an excellent working relationship and he understood exactly what had to be done. He did a superb job on the engine and transmission. David George, functioning in his usual versatile way, managed to do a superb upholstery job exactly according to Bentley standard.

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