• Marks Picture Restoration

    This is the original scanned picture no restoration. I will restore it over the next few weeks, so keep any eye out for the Article.

    On the. rear of the card..." Last words with the drivers, shall we have Champagne ? at your Funeral, Old Man.

    About The Bentley 3 Litre. 

    I'm guessing this picture is circa 1920's, given to me by my friend Helen. It's a picture of Her Husband,"Bunnie's" Racing career.  This is in France driving The  Bentley 3 Litre, the company's first car, it was introduced in 1919 and made for racing...There were three main variants of the 3 litre and they became known by the colours commonly used on the radiator badge. There is, however, no definitive rule controlling badge colours and the factory would supply any colour requested.

    Blue label

    This was the standard model with 117.5 in  wheelbase from 1921 to 1929 or long 130.0 in  wheelbase from 1923 to 1929.

    Red label

    This used a 5.3:1 high compression engine in the 117.5 in  wheelbase chassis and was made from 1924 to 1929.

    Green label

    Made between 1924 and 1929 this was the high performance model with 6.3:1 compression ratio and short 108 in  wheelbase chassis. 100 mph (160 km/h) performance was guaranteed.

     

    Posted by Mark Fowler