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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Smiley Special Tourer

So what are your options when you come across a rusty Bentley?

A hell of a lot of body work patching up that standard steel.

Then finding all the bits that were meant to be on the car.

Then engine can be a challenge, but it is a must.

Not to mention the interior.

But there is another option.

Coachbuilding the exact car you want on the Bentley chassis.

Take a look at this Bentley Special.

1950 Bentley MK VI #B96HR

It is known as the Smiley Special Tourer, and you can kind of tell why.

The look of it is very cutesy, kind of like a Bentley version of Noddy's car.

It was built by Richard Straman, of Richard Straman Coachbuilders Costa Mesa, CA, USA who has been featured on Bentleyspotting before for his convertibles.

Smiley special tourer was apparently built by Richard for his father in law to use as everyday driver.

The grandchildren would definitely get excited.

Pictures courtesy (Eliot, and Daveseven)

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At 11:18 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

bentley spotting has been one of my curious vices over the last number of months. i have always enjoyed your trash articles - very witty....

im wondering why you didnt point out the obvious similarities between this car and the childrens book Noddy's car...

are you losing touch?

At 9:49 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone out there with a Harry Rose Fibreglass shell siutable for a special? If so contact

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