In the end of the twenties Bentley was very successful with the types 4 1/2 and 6 1/2 ltr. The Bentley 8 litre with 220 hp was developed for the even higher supreme luxury segment. But then the Great Depression came and a small Bentley was needed. That is why the already produced 8 litre chassis (construction Ricardo) were fitted with the 4 litre engines. So the 4 ltr was born. 50 cars were sold until Rolls Royce took over Bentley.
Our Bentley is the no. 22 of 50 with the 8 litre chassis. It was equipped with the 4 litre engine, when it left the factory. For some people, the 4 liter engine had not enough power for the heavy chassis. Same happened to this Bentley so the stronger 6 1/2 litre engine was installed. It fits perfect to this gorgeous and sporty open tourer. The engine has been completely overhauled by a well known German workshop. This Bentley is one of the most impressive classic cars. Try and you will see.
- 6 1/2 litre engine