Bentley speed six




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  • Dealer United Kingdom. Bentley 6 1/2 Litre (). A Vintage Bentley 6½ litre restored to 'Speed Six' specification. Convertible / Tourer; / kw/hp.

    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 .

    At Classic Driver, we offer a worldwide selection of Bentley Speed Sixes for sale. Use the filters to narrow down your selection based on price, year and mileage.

    Bentley speed six

    Bentley speed six

    A variety of wheelbases were provided ranging from to The mesh screen and individual side carpets are as per the team car, as are the ash wooden floors and side carpets. We support you along the way. The ash frame for the body was the last one produced by Roger Wing and it was covered to Team car specification smooth finish and painted. No cost or obligation.

    Bentley speed six

    Bentley speed six

    Bentley speed six

    Bentley speed six

    Bentley speed six

    Bentley Speed Six - Wikipedia

    The new model boasted from such a host of upgrades, including twin SU carburetors on a new square-section intake manifold. Its performance was above and beyond its sibling by incredible measure.

    In racing tune, horsepower was possible, and period reports indicated a top speed of mph, comparable to the mighty Duesenberg. Speed Sixes blasted all over Europe, so dominating Le Mans at that, at one point, they were so far ahead of the field that they were instructed to reduce to touring speed for the last few hours and won anyway. As was true for other competition cars of the period, the Speed Six was not used strictly for racing. Chassis configured very similarly to the Le Mans cars were released to private owners and fitted with remarkable custom coachwork, few more remarkable than that offered here.

    Bentley speed six

    Bentley Motors build records, copies of which are on file, detail the original specifications, including noting the original coachbuilder as Corsica Coachworks, also of London.

    The late Hugh Young, a longstanding and highly respected member and officer of the Bentley Drivers Club, acquired the machine in Wool, Dorset, in , by which time it had gained its current engine, LR, from another Speed Six. We then drove it — unrestored! That was a real adventure! After many years of driving enjoyment with the Speed Six, Mr. Young sold the car in to Barry Cooney, a well-known enthusiast from Oregon who has owned several vintage Bentleys and Rolls-Royces over the decades.

    Bentley speed six

    In a recent conversation, Mr. Cooney noted that he took the newly acquired car to the well-known Bentley specialists Hoffman and Mountford and had them perform a full mechanical service before the car was shipped to the United States. Upon its arrival stateside, the new owner began using his Bentley exhaustively, including driving it on two occasions from his home in Portland to the Pebble Beach Concours, where it was displayed — fresh off the road — in and On at least one of those journeys, Mr.

    Cooney sold his well-traveled Bentley to the late, great collector, Gordon Apker, with whom it remained for the next two decades. It was then acquired for the collection of its current owner, in which it has been maintained since. Further restoration work was performed in the late s, in which the car was refinished in its current livery, inside and out, and fitted with disc-style wheel covers, as it retains today. User Contact Media Media Info. The Speed Six in original condition with longtime owner Hugh Young, Courtesy of the owner.

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    rare BENTLEY 6.5 litre SPEED SIX 1930 BLUE TRAIN special Gurney-Nutting [HD]



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