Blower Bentley Bentley 41/2 Litre Supercharged

£399.00

Author: Michael Hay
Date of Publication: 2001

In stock

SKU: BB5325 Categories: ,

Description

The story of the Birkin/Paget Blower Bentleys is one of the most potent in British motor-racing history. The driving force behind these great cars was Sir Henry “Tim” Birkin, a restless, fearless man who found motor-racing a suitable outlet for his fierce, competitive instincts.

Frustrated by a lack of speed from his 4½ Litre Bentley, and impressed by the new technology of super-charging, Birkin employed a talented young engineer – Charles Amherst Villiers – to supercharge the 4½ Litre Bentley.

This is the full story of Birkin, of Paget and the blower team, of Villiers; and of the 50 production cars manufactured by Bentley Motors to enable Birkin to enter Le Mans.

Limited edition and out of print. Extremely scarce. Hardback in mint condition.

Additional information

Weight 1.2 kg
Dimensions 26 × 23 × 2 cm