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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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Bentley Revives the Iconic Blower After 90 Years

Bentley Revives the Iconic Blower After 90 Years

Bentley Blower Car Zero is the first prototype of the Bentley Continuation Series

The Bentley Blower, one of the company’s most iconic cars, is coming back to life through the Blower Continuation Series. The British company just finished Car Zero, the prototype that will serve as a base for 12 production models.

Car Zero is the first Blower in 90 years. Built in 55 units in 1929 and 1930, the original Bentley Blower was essentially a race-spec, supercharged version of the Bentley 4 1/2 Litre model. And the continuation version will retain all the feats that made the Blower a legend.

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You Finally Have a Chance to Own a 1929 Bentley Blower... Kind of

You Finally Have a Chance to Own a 1929 Bentley Blower... Kind of

Bentley is building 12 of them and they will look just like the original

While we were waiting for new debuts at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, Bentley made a surprising announcement at the 2019 Salon Prive Concours d’Elegance in Crewe, England. The British firm launched a continuation series of the iconic Bentley Blower, a car it originally sold back in 1929. Yes, Bentley is doing exactly what Jaguar did with cars like the E-Type Lightweight, D-Type, and XK-SS, but with a much older car. The Blower will thus become the world’s first pre-war race car continuation series.

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Bentley Dynamo Concept

Bentley Dynamo Concept

For the longest time, Bentley has carefully crafted a reputation as one of the most esteemed and luxurious auto brands in the world. Classic, elegant, and timeless, when it comes to these descriptions, Bentley holds a backseat to absolutely no one.

That being said, imagine one of the most iconic Bentleys in the world in the form of the 1929 Bentley Blower to be given a more modern ’feel’, so to speak. Conservative Bentley afficionados may cringe at the thought of ruining a classic, but for those who don’t mind bringing in a little more edge to the Blower, then we invite you to check out this fantastical design by Marc Senger, the Bentley Dynamo.

Now, it’s not exactly in tune with what Bentley has been building lately, but given the structural design of the 1929 Blower, this is about as modern as it can get without going all Jetsons on the car. Couple the design - not to mention, those sexy front open wheels - with the original’s 4.3-liter four-cylinder engine and you have a car that the esteemed founders of the brand would be proud of. After all, there’s going to come a point in time where a brand’s history clasps with modern times, and this car certainly fits that bill.

Having said all that, there’s still a likely chance that we won’t see anything like this from Bentley in the near future. As one of those brands that are conscious about their image, it’s highly unlikely that they’d depart from what they’re doing these days to build something like this.

Then again, stranger things have happened.

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1927 - 1931 Bentley Blower

1927 - 1931 Bentley Blower

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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