Majestic Machines - 3 Bentley Speed Six's - each with their own unique story:
it’s not everyday to get to spend a moment with three of the most famous Bentley’s ever built & raced, Today, at Drivers Club, I had a moment of solitude to simply enjoy these magnificent, majestic machines. it literally took me on a journey back in time: the feel of the leather, the smell of oil, and the cacophony of noise these beasts created.
Can you imagine being behind the wheel - cap, goggles, and neck scarf
The details draw you in, the engineering precision, the craftmanship, and many familiar supplier names stamped on parts ( I interned at Lucas Electrical, Hockley, Birmingham - with their IBM Mainframe Team with punch cards - oh, the memories)
I’ll not provide links, as I encourage you to research for yourself, key words highlighted.
'Old Number One' - Le Mans Winner 1929 and 1930.
H.J Mulliner bodied Speed Six ( Saloon ). Was a well-known British coachbuilder operating from Bedford Park, Chiswick, West London. Most recently believed to the be the actual 'Blue Train' car. (Bing it!)
Gurney Nutting Speed Six ( 2 door - Coupe ) J Gurney Nutting & Co Limited was an English firm of bespoke coachbuilders specializing in sporting bodies based in Croydon, South London. Note the single ‘side-saddle’ rear seat …
All three Speed Six’s have a very purposeful profile, you can just image the presence these machines had coming down the road during the roaring twenties; the Coupe design elements can be seen in todays Continental GT.