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Bentley 6 1/2 Litre ½ Litre with Speed Six coachwork 1928

Allgemeine Beschreibung : Bentley 6 ½ Litre Speed Six 1928 for sale

In the mid 20’s W.O. Bentley decided that a larger chassis with a more powerful engine was needed to suit the bigger heavier limousine bodies that many of his customers were then putting on his 3.0 litre sports car. The new car would be more refined and better suited for comfortable general motoring to meet the needs of his well-heeled clients! The result was the Bentley 6½ litre which was produced from 1926 to 1930 in rolling chassis form of various lengths to be supplied to specialist coachbuilders according to the wishes of each customer. Each car was powered by Bentley’s 6.6 litre straight 6 overhead cam, 4 valves per cylinder engine developing around 150hp.

A competition version of the 6½ litre with modified cams and twin SU carburettors producing 180hp was offered from 1928, known as the ‘Speed Six’ it would become the most successful racing Bentley with accomplishments including two Le Mans wins! This particular car was first supplied to Lt. Col. Hamilton in 1927 with a 4- door limousine body by Hooper who were coachbuilders of the highest quality, their customers included members of the Royal family and this would have been an extremely expensive car at the time. Having survived the war in one piece and subsequently enduring the post war years, the Bentley was eventually restored in 1989 to full ‘Speed Six’ specification with a Vanden Plas Le Mans type body.

Bentley prewar cars for sale

The restoration included reuniting the car with its original 1927 registration number which it still holds. The owner that purchased the car in 2006 and set about a no expense spared Rally conversion. The enhancements included an 8.0 litre block, chassis strengthening, back up alternator, new wiring, axle straps, dust proofing the air intakes, room for 2 batteries, hidden safe, twin Monits and a heater etc etc. This Bentley has been prepared and maintained to the highest standard throughout its many journeys, has completed them all without major problems or breakdowns and is now fully ready for its next adventure. The car also comes with an extensive and well documented history report written by Clare Hay, the acknowledged authority on vintage Bentleys. It’s rally and touring accomplishments are as follows:

– 2006 Tour of Holland and Belgium 1000 miles

– 2007 London to Belek (Turkey)

-10 countries 2750 miles,

-California 1500 miles, including Laguna Seca racing

– 2008 Tour of Jordan 1000 miles, London Bassano (Italy) London 2000 miles

– 2009 Tour of India 2000 miles,

-3 Castles Rally Wales 1000 miles,

-Tour of Scotland 1500 miles

– 2010 Peking Paris 10,000 miles, gold medal for starting and finishing on time every day

– 2011 Tour of Sweden 2000 miles

– 2012 A Winter Tour of Wales 750 miles

– 2013 Birkin Memorial Rally Norfolk, Brooklands and Switzerland 2000 miles, Tour of Germany Dresden and back 2000 miles

– 2015 Germany Tour 2000 miles

-2022 Saxtorp Gran Prix track 5 miles

Also for sale a fantastic Rolls Royce from 1933 here

Vintage Bentleys is a great website for info about this type cars

Make:Bentley
Model:Speed Six
Km:999999
Transmission:3 speed
Manufactured in:U.K
Horsepower/kw:200
Condition:3

1928 Bentley 6 1/2 Litre ½ Litre with Speed Six coachwork is listed zu verkaufen on ClassicDigest in Saxtorp by Classix by Schiebler Scandinavia AB for €600000.

 

Fakten der Auto

Karosserietyp : Auto Marke : Bentley Modell : 6 1/2 Litre Ausführung : ½ Litre with Speed Six coachwork Hubraum : 0.0 Modelljahr : 1928 Karosstyp : Convertible Lage : Saxtorp Fahrzeug Anmeldung : Undefiniert

600000 €

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über Bentley
Evor er eine bloße Tochtergesellschaft von Rolls-Royce, Bentley war ein unabhängiger Automobilhersteller bekannt für den "schnellsten Lastwagen der Welt" ei Bentley 4 ½ Litre.

Good ol 'Bentley Boys (Eine Gruppe von wohlhabenden britischen Autofahrer, vor allem Woolf Barnato, Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin, Hindernisläufer George Duller, Flieger Glen Kidston, SCH "Sammy" Davis, und Dr. Dudley Benjafield) -in ihre treuen Bentley Autos-dauerte vier Siegen in Folge bei 24 Stunden von Le Mans im Jahre 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930

1931 wurde Bentley über Britisch-Zentral Equitable Vertrauen, dass sich später als eine Front für Rolls-Royce Limited übernommen. Mit seiner Rolle bei Rolls-Royce, W.Ø. unglücklich Bentley das Unternehmen verlassen, wenn sein Vertrag 1935 ausgelaufen ordnungsgemäß Beitritt Lagonda. Das war Anfang der letztlich lassen Bentley Autos auf bloße badge-engineered Rolls-Royce zu werden.