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Vintage Sports Classics #5: Bentley 4.5 Litre

Pre-war Bentleys are objects of such mechanical beauty that it is hard to identify just one for this list.

However, muscling its way past the racing success of the 3-Litre and the phenomenal grunt of the 8-Litre, the 4.5-Litre, edges it for a number of reasons.

Firstly, the 4.5-Litre is a huge, imposing British beast of a car. Acres of top quality leather, wood and chrome make it a superb looking car, especially with Open Tourer coachwork by Vanden Plas.

When supercharged it set several speed records. Also, when supercharged it set several speed records, including reaching 138mph at Brooklands in 1932.

But overall, for many, the Bentley 4.5- Litre epitomises the very Best of British sports cars.

Text and Picture from rac.co.uk

 


 

The Bentley Speed Six Saoutchik Drophead headturner of a beauty.
The Bentley Speed Six Saoutchik Drophead headturner of a beauty.

Vintage Sports Classics #5A: Bentley Speed Six Saoutchik Drophead

Originally delivered to California, this short chassis Speed Six fitted with a unique body from renowned French coach builder Saoutchik, which fitted a three-position drophead roof. Amazingly, it still has its original fitted luggage.

Credit Tim Scott | Text from telegraph.co.uk 

 

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