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Early Bentley Models

3 Litre

Produced from 1921-1924

4 1/2 Litre (1927-1930)

In 1927, Bentley developed the Bentley 4½ Litre. Two cylinders were removed from the 6½ Litre model, reducing the displacement to 4.4 litres.

Sir Henry “Tim” Birkin, described as “the greatest Briton of his time” by W.O. Bentley, was one of the Bentley Boys. Aided by a former Bentley mechanic, he decided to produce a series of five supercharged models for the competition at the 24 Hours de Le Mans. Thus the 4½ litre Blower Bentley was born.

6 1/2 Litre

1926-1930

8 Litre

1930-1931

4 Litre

The Bentley 4 Litre was produced for 1931. The company was hopeful that the smaller 3.9l inline 6 would help rejuvenate the company's sales. Unfortunately, the company went into receivership shortly after production began. The car was succeeded by the Bentley 3.5 Litre which was produced by Rolls-Royce in Derby, England.

models/early_bentley_models.txt · Last modified: 2015/06/07 09:49 by pursuingwo



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