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Bentley Blower

The Bentley Blower refers to a series of supercharged 4 1/2 Liter racing models produced by the English automaker in the 1920s at the request of the infamous "Bentley Boys" producing 175 HP and able to reach tremendous speeds. The Blower earned an outright win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1928. The Blow Bentley is recognizable by the roots style supercharger mounted at the front of the vehicle.

1927 - 1931 Bentley Blower

1927 - 1931 Bentley Blower
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Bentley Blower
  • Bentley Blower
  • Year:
    1927- 1931
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Transmission:
    3-Speed manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    240@4200
  • Displacement:
    4486 L
  • Top Speed:
    130 mph
  • body style:

The Bentley Blower was a development of the 3 liter model produced in the 1920s. The 4.5 liter model was produced as a performance road car and a possible contender for endurance racing . The Blower proved highly reliable on the track and nearly took victory at the 1928 and 29 Lemans. In 1929 Bentley dropped the 4.5 liter engine and opted to race the more reliable Speed 6. At this time Tim Birkin saw the potential in the smaller displacement car and modified the 4.5 liter for the 1929-30 race season. Three ’Birkin Blowers’ competed against the Bentley Speed Sixes at the 1930 Lemans. The 4.5 blower was surpassed by the Speed 6 that went on to win the 1930 Lemans with a 72 mile lead.

 

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