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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Bentley Blazer by Jankel

Robert Jankel is arguably the most famous limousine coach builder due to his association with Rolls Royce and Bentley.

He has made many fantastic cars over the years. And then there is this.

Take this 1973-1991 General Motors Chevolet K5 Blazer. It seems to have nothing to do with Rolls Royce and Bentley.

Actually it does. The Chevolet Blazer and many Rolls Royce and Bentley cars shared the same General Motors sourced Turbo-Hydramatic 400 automatic transmission.

Robert Jankel had an idea. If the Blazer shared the same transmission, it would be an easy job to mate it with a Bentley engine, and use the running gear to make a Bentley 4x4 off roader. So he did.

A Bentley engine is inserted into the Blazer, mated with the common transmission.

Now to the body. You have to make it at least look a little like a Bentley. Lets change the front end. That will convince everyone that it is a proper Bentley.

The interior was also changed to that of a Bentley. The rear, not much modification was done.

I would love to see a side or three quarter picture of the vehicle. Bentley front with 1970's 4x4 body. Jankel definitely did not kick any goals with this one.

Pictures (Jankel thanks to Maurice for the tip, Pfannengeil)

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