Forward to the past: Bentley recreate their unique creations of a century ago
Bentley steps confident in the bright future, continuing with good right and everyone happy to exploit its glorious past. On the wave of success already sold out in a matter of days a series of a hundred cars Continental GT Number 9 Edition, the legendary brand has embarked on a more ambitious and extraordinary project.
However, rather to say that in the future the Bentley is not walking but running at race speeds, as another source of inspiration for artists “court” Atelier Mulliner, breathing new life into vintage classics, the British brand has become famous 4 1/2-Litre Blower Team sir Henry “Tim” Birkin. That is the most, in fact, a well-known model Bentley will be re-released in a series first in the world of replica racing cars pre-war years.
Just order Birkin in the late 1920-ies were released four original Team Blower. They all were at the racing tracks of Europe. Most famous for the No. 2 car team Birkin with license plate UU 5872 participating in the race “24 hours Le-Mana” and played a major role in the victory of the factory team Speed Six Bentley in 1930.
Owned by Bentley Blower Team car from 1929 with the chassis HB 3403 will be the main template for creating 12 replicas – the number of races in which competed four of the original car. To begin professionals, adept at his job in the process, the recent restoration of the model Corniche 1939, carefully disassemble the original instance into components, and each piece will be cataloged and scanned in 3D. Based on these data create a digital model of the entire vehicle.
Using molds for castings and tooling sample of the 1920-ies, as well as traditional hand tools along with the latest manufacturing techniques, the specialists will produce 12 sets of components, of which the masters of Bentley vintage cars will gather a dozen maksimalno authentic new Blower.
The manufacturer promises that this unique series called Blower Bentleys Continuation will combine the experience of several generations of skilled craftsmen and the most modern digital technology. Mechanics, design, and exquisite replicas to be as close to the originals with minor imperceptible changes, the need for which is dictated by modern safety standards.
Series Continuation were announced at the competition of elegance Salon Privé Concours d’elegance Chairman of the Board and head of Bentley Motors Adrian Hallmarked, who explained: “In honor of the 100th anniversary of Bentley we decided to create something truly exceptional, combining in one car, our legendary past with the modern digital technology. Four racing Team Blower – the most valuable Bentley in the world, and we know that many will want to have Replicator, which is in contrast to the expensive original can be operated, enjoying its design, luxury and management. Twelve new vehicle Blower not only celebrate our past but also are designed to celebrate excellence specialists Mulliner”.
Price replica Bentley Team Blower even roughly not yet announced.