Classics Blower Bentley back in production after 90-year hiatus

14:16  05 august  2020
14:16  05 august  2020 Source:   hagerty.com

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Bentley will again release 90 - year -old sportscar Anastasia Dubina The Bentley Mulliner atelier, which Last year the models turned 90 years old. About the fact that Mulliner will be reconstruction of the The original Bentley Blower was presented to the public at the London Motor Show in October

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Bentley has begun work on its Blower Continuation Series—a run of 12 hand-built four-and-a-half-liter icons, as raced to victory by Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin at the 1929 Le Mans.

Continuation cars such as the Aston Martin DB4 GT and Zagato, the Goldfinger DB5, Jaguar XSS, D-type and lightweight E-type are proving to be a cash cow for car makers, but Bentley is the first dig out its pre-war blueprints.

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Back to all news. Currently reading: A modern ' Blower ' Bentley - Throwback Thursday. Despite the power hike, this Continental R retained a “quality unique to powerful Bentleys : huge thrust forcing you back in the seat, yet no sign of a tacho needle arcing rapidly around its dial”.

"Car Zero" of Bentley 's prewar continuation series is the first new Blower in 90 years .

The Blower Continuations will all be assembled in the Bentley Mulliner workshop, with parts crafted in-house, and by a range of artisan suppliers. The heavy-gauge steel chassis is hand-formed and hot riveted by Israel Newton & Sons Ltd, a 200-year-old firm that makes boilers for steam engines. The nickel-plated radiator shell and hand-beaten, steel and copper fuel tank are by The Vintage Radiator Company. The car’s leaf springs are made by 75-year veterans Jones Springs Ltd, and the headlamps are remade by a father-and-son team at Vintage Headlamp Restoration International Ltd.

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The engine, which was originally designed by W.O. Bentley, has been recreated with the aid of specialists NDR Ltd and features aluminum pistons, an overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder, and twin spark ignition. Its Armherst Villiers roots supercharger has been painstakingly recreated and will blow the inline four to over 240 hp.

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It’s going to be big year for Bentley . When Walter Owen Bentley created his first prototype in a London mews back in 1919, he could never have guessed that 100 years later the exquisitely Ian Fleming was so taken with the Blower he made it the original Bond car in his first book, Casino Royale.

Back in an era racing drivers wore ties and racing was truly a sport of gentleman, a small group known as " Bentley We are hearing rumours that Bentley is working on a new version of the legendary Blower Bentley , based on the underpinnings 106 Years Of Road-racing At Le Mans - Speedhunters.

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An ash frame by Lomax Coachbuilders will be clothed in aluminum by Bentley Mulliner’s own craftsmen and the first prototype, Car Zero, is due to be unveiled in the fall.

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The dozen collectors’ items have all been pre-sold at almost $2 million apiece, and represent the first pre-war continuation cars from any auto manufacturer. Whatever will be next in the continuation craze?

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