1930 bentley blue train




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  • Legends cling to many famous cars, but perhaps the most fabled of them all is the story of the “Blue Train” Bentley. Once upon a time, March 12, , to be.

    Bentley 'Blue Train' Recreation. words by Robbe Arno with photography courtesy of RM Auctions. If you're looking for a luxury car without the distractions .

    Since 1970, all engines on Bentley cars have had a capacity of 6.75 liters. This tradition is maintained on modern cars.

    Barnato drove an H. J. Mulliner-bodied Bentley Speed Six Two months later, on 21 May , he took delivery of a new Bentley Speed Six Barnato named it the "Blue Train Special" in.

    1930 bentley blue train

    1930 bentley blue train

    Wouter Melissen Last updated: Mulliner Blue Train Bentley bodywork was also reconstructed, and both cars have been fully restored. Many had already failed this challenge. Isotta Fraschini 8A Lancefield Coupe.

    1930 bentley blue train

    1930 bentley blue train

    1930 bentley blue train

    1930 bentley blue train

    1930 bentley blue train

    Bentley And The Blue Train |

    This is an interesting car with a very stylish fastback design. The Bentley Blue Train, like many things associated with Bentley, has a very interesting story behind it. The Bentley cars won Le Mans five times — , , , , and In Bentley cars finished !

    Very impressive for any manufacturer, but Bentley was almost a start-up as the owner, W. Bentley, only built his first car in Despite all of this racing success, Bentley was always in financial trouble. By Bentley was looking for financial assistance and he did not have to look far. When Woolf was only two years old Barney Barnato disappeared overboard when sailing home from Africa, so Woolf inherited a major fortune.

    1930 bentley blue train

    Bentley lost control of the company and Barnato became the Chairman of Bentley. In Barnato was not only the Chairman of Bentley, he probably was their best driver. As it turns out, as frequently occurs with people of wealth, he found himself in a bar in Cannes, France regaling people with stories of the speed of the Bentley cars. Further he said that he could be at his London club before the Blue Train even got to Calais!

    Barnato was accompanies by an amateur golfer, who would be available as a relief driver. Barnato was driving a Bentley Speed Six. Barnato had telegraphed ahead to arrange for fuel stops to be ready on his way to Calais. Arriving at Dover, Barnato set off on the final mile dash to London. The story of this feat became part of the Bentley mystique and this was also made famous by a painting by Terence Cuneo.

    1930 bentley blue train

    The matter of what car Barnato was driving during his race with the Blue Train has been something of a controversy. For years, it was assumed that Barnato was driving the fastback styled coupe with a body styled by Gurney Nutting. This is the image shown on the Terence Cuneo painting. The problem with this is that Barnato did not take delivery of this car until May 21, , while his race with the Blue Train took place on March 13, — two months before! What appears to have caused the confusion was that Barnato named his newly acquired fastback coupe the Blue Train Special as a tribute to his Bentley outracing the Blue Train and everyone assumed that he had been driving the fastback coupe.

    Over the years, Bentleys with the fastback design have been known as the Blue Train Bentley. And while these cars are what Barnato called the Blue Train, they are not the type of Bentley that Barnato used. Based on the dimensions of the back seat of many cars, Bentley might have been onto something with that layout. The thing that I have noticed about Bentleys is the impressive size of these cars, while knowing that these cars were the basis for very successful race cars.

    I find it hard to imagine the skill needed to drive these big cars fast. The company went into receivership and was put up for sale. Many people thought that Napier would buy the company, but it turns out that a slightly higher bid price was submitted and Rolls-Royce became the new owner of Bentley. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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    1930 Bentley Speed Six Blue Train Special by Gurney Nutting



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