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63. Bentley 4.5 litre

63. Bentley 4.5 litre

created by the founder of Bentley, Walter Owen Bentley. Bentley sought to produce a more powerful racecar by increasing engine displacement. At that time, noted car manufacturers like Bugatti and Lorraine-Dietrich focused on designing cars to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a popular automotive endurance course established only a few years earlier. A victory in this competition quickly elevated any car maker’s reputation.

A total of 720 4.5 litre were produced between 1927 and 1931, including 55 models with a supercharged engine known as the Blower Bentley. A 4.5 litre Bentley won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1928. Though the 4.5 litre Bentley’s competitive performance was not outstanding, it set several speed records, most famously in1932 at Brooklands with a recorded speed of 222 km (138 mph)

Original watercolour of Bentley 4.5 litre

 

  • Signed by the Dutch artist Giovanni Casander himself
  • Watercolour on art paper
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  • Size : 42 x 29,5 cm = 16.53” x 11.61”
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62. Bob Petersen Derby Bentley Special Supercharged 3.5 litre

62. Bob Petersen Derby Bentley Special Supercharged 3.5 litre

 

Here vintage Bentley motor cars are restored, rebuilt and recreated. Many replacement parts are manufactured on the premises for Bentley owners throughout the world, as well as the steady stream of handmade components which end up on the increasingly well-known and sought-after Petersen specials such as this Bob Petersen Derby Bentley Special Supercharged 3.5 litre.

If you can dream it, he can build it. www.bobpetersenengineering.co.uk

 Original watercolour has been sold 

  • Signed by the Dutch artist Giovanni Casander himself
  • Watercolour on art paper
  • Not framed
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  • Size : 29 x 20 cm = 11.41” x 7.87”

 

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23. Bentley Blower

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 Bentley Blower

Sir Tim Birkin here with his 4.5 litre supercharged Bentley. With backing from the Hon. Dorothy Paget he built the most famous Bentley of them all. W.O. Bentley disliked them for their complexity. Ettoire Bugatti famously discribed the Bentley as ‘the fastest lorries in the world”.

Original Watercolour of Bentley Blower

  • Signed by the Dutch artist Giovanni  Casander himself
  • Watercolour on art paper
  • Not framed
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  • Size : 29 x 20 cm = 11,42″ x 7.87″
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21. Bentley 4.5 litre

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 Bentley 4.5 litre filling up the petroltank

It was hard work at the pitstop during Le Mans races for prewar cars. Here we see the gentleman driver Tim Birkin with his Bentley 4.5 litre who convinced his female friend Dorothy Peaget to finance his ultimate dream : building a Bentley blower. In 1921 Sir Henry “Tim” Birkin turned to motorracing, competing a few races at Brooklands. Business and family pressure then forced him to retire from the tracks until 1927 when he entered a three litre Bentley for a six hour race. For 1928 he acquired a 4.5 litre car and after some good results decided return to motor racing very much against his family’s wishes. Soon Birkin was one of the Bentley Boys, described as ‘the greatest Briton of his time” by W.O. Bentley. In 1928 Birkin entered the Le Mans race again, leading the first twenty laps until a jammed wheel forced him to drop back, finishing fifth. He won the race in 1929, racing the “Speed Six’ as co-driver to Woolf Barnato.

 Original watercolour has been sold 

 


 Original Watercolour of Bentley 4.5 litre

  • Signed by the Dutch artist Giovanni Casander himself
  • Watercolour on art paper
  • Not framed
  • Size : 20 x 27 cm = 7.87″ x 10.63″

 

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18. Twenty four hours le Mans 21 – 22nd June 1930

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Twenty four hours le Mans 21 – 22nd June 1930

Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin – An ex royal fighter pilot who was driving in flying goggles, white drill helmet and a silk scarf. Here at Le Mans with his famous ‘Blower’ Bentley in 1930. The Blower was developed by Tim Birkin although it never won at Le Mans. The output of 240 bhp was exceptionally powerful for its day and Birkin took the Brooklands outer circuit lap record at nearby 140 mph.

Tim Birkin, described as the greatest Briton of his time by W.O. Bentley, was one of the Bentley Boys. He refused to adhere strictly to Bentley’s assertion that increasing displacement is always preferable to forced induction. Birkin aided by a former Bentley mechanic, decided to produce a series of five supercharges models for the competition at the 24 hours of Le Mans. Mercedes Benz had been using superchargers on there SSK’s. Thus the Blower Bentley was born. Bentley Blower no 1 was officially presented in 1928 at the British International Motor show at Olympia in London. The 55 copies were built to comply with 24 hours of Le Mans regulations. W.O. Bentley was hostile to forced induction and believed that ‘to supercharge a Bentley was to pervert its design and corrupt its performance”. However, having lost control of the company he founded to Barnato, he could not halt Birkin’s project.

 

Original watercolour twenty four hours le Mans

  • Signed by the Dutch artist Giovanni Casander
  • Watercolour on art paper
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  • Size : 28 x 20 cm = 11.02″ x 7.87″
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15. The Bentley boys win Le Mans

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The Bentley Boys. The victories, which contributed greatly to Bentley’s early charisma, were scored by the sport and luxury cars like the 3 litre type in 1927, the 4.5 litre in 1928 and the 6.5 litre Speed Six in 1928 and 1930.

Original watercolour of the Bentley Boys

  • Signed by the Dutch artist Giovanni Casander himself
  • Watercolour on art paper
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  • Size : 27 x 20 cm = 10.63″ x 7.87″
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14. Bentley 4.5 litre at Le Mans 1928

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Woolf Barnato and Bernard Rubin with their Bentley 4.5 litre at Le Mans 1928  in action.

Bernard Rubin was the son of an Australian pearl salesman. He moved to London with his family in 1908. Bernard Rubin became close friends with Woolf Barnato, the director of Bentley Motors and even lived together for some time. Rubin made his driving debut at Brooklands in 1928 where he finished in sixth place before he made his first appearance at the 24 hours of Le Mans. Driving alongside Barnato, the two won the event in a Bentley 4.5 litre, even though the car had been damaged before the end of the race. He remained at Bentley for Le Mans in 1929 but his car failed after seven laps. Despite “Australia’s”rich motorracing history, it would take until 1983 that another Australian (Vern Schuppan) won the French classic. In July 1929 he became eight in the Irish Grand Prix. In August 1929 Rubin was injured when his Bentley overturned during the Tourist Trophy on the first lap with his injuries, Rubin turned to team ownership and helped find fellow “Bentley Boy’Henry Birkin’s racing efforts. In 1933 they shared the wheel of an MG K 3 in the famed Mille Miglia race and won their class before Birkin raced Rubin’s Alfa Romeo with George Eyston and Whitney Straight. Birkin drove Rubin’s Maserati 3000 in the Tripoli Grand Prix in May 1933 during which,  while reaching over for a cigarette during a pit stop, he burnt his forearm on the exhaust and died five weeks later.

Original watercolour of Bentley 4.5 litre

  •  Signed by the Dutch artist Giovanni Casander himself
  • Watercolour on art paper
  • Not framed
  • Free International Shipping
  • Size : 28 x 20 cm = 11.02″ x 7.87″
  • Price : € 495,–

Prints of this watercolour

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13. Bentley 6.5 litre speed six

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This Bentley 6.5 litre speed six was the winner of Le Mans in 1929.

Woolf Barnato was a Britsh financier and racing driver, one of the “Bentley Boys” of the 1920S. He achived three consecutive wins out of three entries in the 24 hours of le Mans race. Barnato acquired his first Bentley ( a 3 litre) in 1925, just 12 months before he also acquired the business itself. With this car he won numerous Brookland races. He was a member of a social set of wealthy Britsh motorists who favoured the cars of W.O. Bentley. Many were independently wealthy often with a background in military service. Inspired by the 1924 Le Mans win by Duff and Frank Clement, Barnato agreed to finance Bentley’s business. Barnato invested in excess of 100.000 pounds sterling saving the company and its workforce.

With renewed financial input W.O. Bentley was able to design another generation of cars, the six cylinder 6.5 litre. However the supercharged 4.5 litre (the famous “Blower” Bentley, which Barnato pushed through against Bentley’s wishes, had poor durability and failed on the track. From 1940 to 1945 Barnato was a Wing-Commander by the Royal air Force and died on 27th July 1948 aged just 53 as a result of a thrombosis after an operation for cancer.

 

Original watercolour of the Bentley 6.5 litre speed six

  • Signed by the Dutch artist Giovanni Casander himself
  • Watercolour on art paper
  • Not framed
  • Free International Shipping
  • Size : 27 x 20 cm = 10.63″ x 7.87″
  • Price : € 495,–

 

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11. Tim Birkin and his 4.5 litre Bentley

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Here we see Tim Birkin changing the sparking-plugs of his Bentley during the race of Le Mans in 1928.

Tim Birkin, described as the greatest Briton of his time by W.O. Bentley, was one of the Bentley Boys. He refused to adhere strictly to Bentley’s assertion that increasing displacement is always preferable to forced induction. Birkin aided by a former Bentley mechanic, decided to produce a series of five supercharges models for the competition at the 24 hours of Le Mans. Mercedes Benz had been using superchargers on there SSK’s. Thus the Blower Bentley was born. Bentley Blower no 1 was officially presented in 1928 at the British International Motor show at Olympia in London. The 55 copies were built to comply with 24 hours of Le Mans regulations. W.O. Bentley was hostile to forced induction and believed that ‘to supercharge a Bentley was to pervert its design and corrupt its performance”. However, having lost control of the company he founded to Barnato, he could not halt Birkin’s project.

 

 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR OF TIM BIRKIN

  • Signed by the Dutch artist Giovanni Casander himself
  • Watercolour on art paper
  • Not framed
  • Free International Shipping
  • Size : 27 x 20 cm 
  • Price : € 495,–

 

 

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4. Tim Birkin and his Blower Bentley 4.5 litre

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 Original watercolour has been sold 

 

In 1921 Sir Henry “Tim” Birkin turned to motorracing, competing a few races at Brooklands. Business and family pressure then forced him to retire from the tracks until 1927 when he entered a three litre Bentley for a six hour race. For 1928 he acquired a 4.5 litre car and after some good results decided return to motor racing very much against his family’s wishes. Soon Birkin was one of the Bentley Boys, described as ‘the greatest Briton of his time” by W.O. Bentley. In 1928 Birkin entered the Le Mans race again, leading the first twenty laps until a jammed wheel forced him to drop back, finishing fifth. He won the race in 1929, racing the “Speed Six’ as co-driver to Woolf Barnato.

 

Original watercolour of the Blower Bentley 4.5 litre

  • Signed by the Dutch artist Giovanni Casander himself
  • Watercolour on art paper
  • Not framed
  • Free International Shipping
  • Size : 27 x 20 cm = 10.63″ x 7.87″

 

Prints of this watercolour

  • Limited Edition art print (100 pcs) € 49,– each, numbered
  • Shipping Europe € 15,– , worldwide on request

 

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