Vintage Bentley Blower for Sale
One does not have to be a car aficionado to know that vintage luxury vehicles can cost a fortune. Not simply because they difficult to come by, some cars have lush histories that make them the prized possessions to many. When one of these exquisite beauties does surface it certainly makes the front page, this time round making one Bentley Blower the talk of the town.
What made this vehicle unique was that it could hit 137 mph when it was first produced , quite a feat considering it was made in 1929. The 4.5-litre car was raced in 1931 by legendary British driver Sir Henry ‘Tiger Tim’ Birkin, set a lap time that would not be broken for many years.
The car is actually one of the most historically famous vehicles owned by group known as the Bentley Boys. An organization of wealthy men who raced around England, the car took the life of the driver in 1933 while causing damage to itself.
Because of these various variables experts predict that this vehicle could potentially be worth a staggering £5 million. Certainly not pocket change, last vehicle to rival this model was in in 2007 when a 1904 Rolls-Royce sold for just under £4 million. Meticulously restored and ready to be driven, it looks like the asking price might actually met if not surpassed.
Reporters at the Daily Mail noted that there were only 54 models sold between 1929 and 1931. Most had 183 bhp engine, 4 speed manual gearboxes, and could reach 106 mph (until they were supercharged). This model however was not only fitted with a 240 bhp engine but also could speed from 0 to 60 in 8 seconds. Quite an impressive feat, car enthusiasts all around the world have fallen in love with this car.
The red Bentley is the prized possession of collector George Daniels. One of many rare vehicles own by the individual, it is set to be auctioned off in a few more months on June 29th. This will allow car enthusiasts to begin saving their pennies to purchase this fantastic vehicle. While it may be likely that us normal folk won’t ever have the opportunity to see, let alone own, such a vehicle, it is still a rather interesting blast from the past.