Bentley speed 6 1930




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  • Created at the urging of foremost “Bentley Boy” and Bentley Motors chairman Woolf Barnato, the Speed Six was the racing derivative of the massive and potent .

    3 offers for classic Bentley 6 1/2 Litre for sale and other classic cars on Classic Trader. W O Bentley 6 1/2 litre to Speed 6 Specification KIT OF PARTS.

    Bentley s surprise unveiling of the exp 10 speed 6 concept in party in March of that a Rover Light Six had beaten the famous Blue Train.

    Bentley speed 6 1930

    Bentley speed 6 1930

    The Speed Six Bentley was introduced at the Olympia Motor Show in London as a more sporting version of the marque's earlier standard 6. Performance coupes can be found for a broad range of motoring tastes and budgets, everything from a small Chevrolet Corvette Stingray or the Jaguar F-Type Coupe right up to supercar territory like the Lamborghini Haracan. They had covered over miles at an average speed of Despite this setback, some dense fog near Paris and a puncture which used their only spare tyre, Barnato and Bourne finally reached Calais at Bentley vehicles Cars introduced in s automobiles s automobiles 24 Hours of Le Mans race cars Le Mans winning cars.

    Bentley speed 6 1930

    Bentley speed 6 1930

    Bentley speed 6 1930

    Bentley speed 6 1930

    Bentley speed 6 1930

    Bentley Speed Six - "Blue Train" Recreation | Classic Driver Market

    We use cookies to enhance your experience. By continuing to visit this site you agree to our use of cookies. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions. Legends cling to many famous cars, but perhaps the most fabled of them all is the story of the Blue Train Bentley. Once upon a time, March 12, , to be exact, a wager was made amongst a group of early motoring enthusiasts at a dinner party at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, France.

    A high-spirited discussion was prompted by the Rover motor car's advertisement, claiming that its Light Six was faster than the famous express train Le Train Bleu.

    Bentley speed 6 1930

    One person in the group was Captain Joel Woolf Babe Barnato, a well-known playboy millionaire, the heir to a South African diamond and gold mine, an international sportsman, and one of the original Bentley Boys, as well as the chairman of Bentley Motors and the winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in and The next day, at 5: Although they battled heavy rain and fog, delays from searching for fuel, a punctured tire and having to use their only spare, and a choppy ferry ride across the English Channel, they arrived at the St.

    Captain Barnato won his bet; however, the French authorities promptly fined him a sum far exceeding his winnings for racing on public roads. Bentley Motors was also excluded from the Paris Salon for conducting an unauthorized race.

    Bentley speed 6 1930

    As for the car that he actually raced that day, that story too is one of legend. For decades, the car depicted as the Blue Train Bentley in countless newspapers and magazines, as well as in a commemorative painting of the race with Le Train Bleu by Terence Cuneo, was Barnato's streamlined fastback coupe, which had been bodied by Gurney Nutting and wore chassis number HM However, the Bentley he actually drove that day was a rather unassuming black, fabric-covered saloon that had been built by H.

    Captain Barnato had owned that car for a year before the event, while his Gurney Nutting Coupe was still being built. The race is still a fascinating legend, and in October , 75 years after the event occurred, Bentley Motors celebrated it with a limited-edition version of the current series Bentley, a 6.

    The Blue Train Recreation offered here was modeled after the Gurney Nutting Coupe and built to exacting standards by a renowned coachbuilding firm in the UK.

    Bentley speed 6 1930

    This series is ever popular, as the firm has a lengthy three to five year waiting list for those looking to acquire their own fabled Bentley. The car was then recently imported into the U. This Blue Train has only covered delivery miles since, and it therefore remains in as-new condition throughout.

    The car is equipped with a Bentley B80 inline eight-cylinder engine that has been beautifully detailed and features four SU carburetors, which create a healthy horsepower. The powerful inline-eight is mated to a synchronized four-speed transmission, making the Bentley a true pleasure to drive. The rear trunk also features a full tool kit in a fold-down tray, should the owner wish to work on the car themselves. The beautifully crafted interior features matching liquor cabinets, with each containing a decanter and a set of crystal glasses that have been engraved with the Bentley B, to provide touring comfort for the passengers.

    Bentley 1929 Speed Six, 1930 Blower and a 1929 Le Mans 4.5 Litre



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