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I desperately NEED a Bentley like this one.....

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by blackjack, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Seen at TechnoClassica in Essen last week. An enormous newly restored 8 Litre Bentley with an airline style fabric body. Looked fabulous - I'd love to build a replica using BMW V12 running gear.

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  2. pwschuh
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    Well, did you make them an offer on that one?
     
  3. GaryB
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    I'd just like the garage to keep it in, very nice
     
  4. Blackie
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    Gurney Nutting Speed Six also known as the Blue Train Special.


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  5. Mr48chev
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    That is one mean looking car. Imagine driving quietly down a British road in the mid 30's in your Austin of the period and having that come blasting up in your rear view mirror at speed.
     
  6. scrap metal 48
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    Make a cool hot rod......
     
  7. 53Hattie
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    T'was a hot rod in it's time, albeit a wealthy man's factory hot rod! Love the matte & gloss paint scheme, wonder if that was original, must've been, can't imagine the restorer would have done it otherwise?
     
  8. TonyVan
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    That's a fabric body as per OP's post - not flat paint..
     
  9. KFC
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    sure it wasn't a replica you can buy one for 250k (£) ish

    edit: sure does look like racing greens product range on the back wall , my money is on a replica based on a post war Bentley mk6
     
  10. Cerberus
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    Did the math on this massive beast's huge overhead-cam inline six.

    8 litre (7972 cc)sohc L6 = 4.33" bore x 5.51" stroke. WOW!
     
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  12. alsancle
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    If it is the original blue train then it is not an 8 liter but a Speed 6 (which is a 6 liter).
     
  13. Steve Ray
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    Here, I fixed it for you...

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  14. Slick Willy
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    meh...no blower:rolleyes:
     
  15. falcongeorge
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    Yuppers. My favorite Bentley. Beautiful car.
     
  16. KFC
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  17. 40FordGuy
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    Nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. 51 MERC-CT
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    The first thing I would have to do to it is a little chop and a little drop:):D
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  19. cheveey57
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    I think it would look better without the sidemount. Other than that it is beautiful.
     
  20. Mr48chev
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    6.597 to be exact. Or 402.6 ci with 180 Hp.

    140 inch wheelbase. 4850 lbs. That's about the size of my old Chevy Crew cab.
     
  21. banjeaux bob
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    Just get out your wallet.I'm sure you could go to the Fruit Farm and Stanley Mann will provide you with the basis for the rest of the conversion.

    A number of years ago one of the big dollar classic car clubs did a tour through Alaska.There were 3 Bentleys.One was a coupe very similar to this one .It's body was metal and not the Weyman style coachwork.Very mean looking English car!
     
  22. ehrawn
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    I love this place.
     
  23. White_Attack
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    Wow. I think I want one too now. .
     
  24. Blackie
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    The original is in Seattle, Washington.


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  25. I need a bently too, and a monkey..
     
  26. ... and it's padded too. Looks like a neat way to make a one off body.



    These "special metal joints" just seem to be bits of aluminium flat strap in T, L and V shapes with appropriately drilled holes.

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    Maybe I should look out a mid-90's BMW 850 or 750 for a couple of thousand quid and have at it ;-) would have to finish my Modified first though.
     
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  27. I dont know, it's very cool, but I aint feeling it. Assdragger, bobbed fender disproportioned top, extended front, sidemount...it is a sweet car for sure but I cant say its on my wish list.
    Unless it picks up chicks and comes with left hand steering.
     
  28. Seeing it close up it had masses of "presence". It looked incredibly powerful with an impression of speed. To me, it was much more impressive than the Bugatti Veyron across the hall.
     
  29. The37Kid
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    That car has been on my TOP TEN list forever. If I win MegaMillinons tonight it will be mine and free rides will be given to HAMB members. Bob:D
     
  30. cactus1
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    Very cool. This one is more my speed though. Pic taken at the Goodwood Revival last year...
     

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