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by Bern Holtusen
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The Bentley 4½ Litre was a British car based on a rolling chassis built by Bentley Motors. Walter Owen Bentley replaced the Bentley 3 Litre with a more powerful car by increasing its engine displacement to . litres (270 cubic inches). However, the publicity brought by their competition programme was invaluable for marketing Bentley's cars.
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Development of the Bentley . Liter was completed under the ongoing direction of . Bentley and resulted in the creation of two very different motorcars, fortunately for Bentley enthusiasts. Given this level of exclusivity, a total of only 1,234 Bentley . 5 Liters were produced between 1936 and 1940. Bernd Holthusen: Lagonda - Die . Liter Wagen des .
The Bentley 4 1/2 liter came into existence to fill a void left by the 3-liter and the . -liter variants. The . -Liter Supercharged Bentley, better known as the 'Blower' Bentleys, is a sporting automotive icon that earned its place in history as an engineering marvel and powerhouse
The Bentley 4 1/2 liter came into existence to fill a void left by the 3-liter and the . The 3-liter suffered from underperformance while the . -liter was unsafe for the roads. -liter was powerful, and with poor road-conditions often caused tires to fail quickly. -Liter Supercharged Bentley, better known as the 'Blower' Bentleys, is a sporting automotive icon that earned its place in history as an engineering marvel and powerhouse. Only 50 examples, plus an additional five racing prototypes, were created. In the modern era, they are among the top rank in collector cars throughout the world.
Although disappointing some traditional customers, they were well received by many others and even . Bentley himself was reported as saying that he would "rather own this Bentley than any other car produced under that name. The Rolls-Royce Engineer in charge of the development project, Ernest Hives (later Lord Hives), underlined the Rolls-Royce modus operandi in a memo addressed to company staff "our recommendation is that we should make the car as good as we know how and then charge accordingly.
In 1933 the long-established car maker Lagonda introduced its w immortal . -litre model, a large, powerful machine that made a potent rival for the contemporary Bentleys and Talbots. Initially a rather rough and tough car, it was progressively refined by . Bentley in the mid-1930s, and was joined in 1938 by his magnificent V12 . -litre car, which provided effortless and silent 100 mph performance. All these cars are highly prized today and fetch ermous prices, based t only on their elegance and pedigree but also on their abilities, which were amply demonstrated at Le Mans
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