BENTLEY SPOTTING

It's the Rolls-Royce of Bentley websites.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Earls Court 1962 Motor Show

In technicolour. Like actually in technicolour!

At 4 min mark is the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud or Bentley S Countryman by Radford with the dog carrier adaption.

At 5:30 the Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur is shown as well as a Chinese eyes.



Nice.

Australia Day Drive

A nice drive with a Lotus, Porsche and Bentley.



Video here.



Yeah, we were listening to Triple J.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bentley S3 Continental FHC by HJ Mulliner Park Ward

Got to check out this car 3 weeks ago in Melbourne.

Yeah it was cool.



I can totally see myself driving that!

Bentley Turbo R Engine Mods

Here is something you do not see every day.

A Bentley Turbo R with engine mods.

I have not been able to get any info on it, other than it has a larger turbo.



Come on mechanics give us a steer.

1985 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Limousine

Here is a slow paced video from Crewe and Mulliner Park Ward from 1985.

The start is boring - but when it cuts to the men in the factory it picks up.

You get to see a Phantom VI body being hand beaten into shape and a guy listening to the engine with a stethoscope.



Very analogue.

Bentley Bentayga SUV

Here is what Auto Express is reporting on the new Bentley Bentayga SUV.

Due on sale in 2016, with a price of around £140,000.

That makes it the same price as the GT V8, the cheapest Bentley made. We will see though.

XCAR Review the Bentley Continental V8 S

They call this 'The Best Bentley Yet'. Big call.



I'll have to get behind the wheel.

Bentley Racing with EXP2 at Brooklands in 1921

Bentley Racing is fun.

But it has to start somewhere.

And it starts here. The first Bentley to ever race.

It's chassis number EXP2. The second Bentley to ever be made.



In May 1921 Bentley achieved its first racing success with Frank Clement victorious at Brooklands driving EXP 2.

Quite a moment.

I'm looking forward to Bentley racing in Australia next month.

I was fortunate enough to be able to take a look at EXP2 at Crewe.



Here are some photos I took from the factory tour.



Here is the displayed info.



And the historic tax disk. Remember those?





There is a very special car parked next to it as well. More on that later.



Good luck Bentley Boys with all the racing this year.

Bentley Specials for the Royal Family of Brunei

It is exciting when more information about the Bentley Specials made for the Royal Family of Brunei comes up.

I'm sitting on a lot of info as well, that I'll get around to publishing in the future.

It is well know that the a Bentley Continental R 4-Door variant was made for Brunei.

It was Project Number 140 (P140) in the Mulliner styling department.

But here is something new to me.

It's a design sketch for a Bentley Continental 4 door limousine with high roof.

Check it out.



I think the high roof works really well with the proportion of the car and the extra length.

I'm not sure if any where made, but I hope that at least one was!

Does anyone know further info about this Bentley?

Bentley Drivers Club Silverstone Meeting in 1967

Here is a blast from the past.

The Bentley Drivers Club Silverstone Meeting in 1967.



They generally happen around August each year. I'll have to go along some day.

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