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Bentley 6½ Litre 1926-1930

The regular Bentley 6½ Litre and the high-performance Bentley Speed Six were sports and luxury cars based on Bentley rolling chassis in production from 1926 to 1930. The Speed Six, introduced in 1928, would become the most-successful racing Bentley. Two Bentley Speed Six became known as the Blue Train Bentleys after their owner Woolf Barnato's involvement in the Blue Train Races of 1930.

Bentley 6½ Litre

The 6½ Litre was inspired by the Rolls-Royce Phantom I as a closed-body car. Although based on the Bentley 3 Litre, it incorporated many improvements. The cone-type clutch was replaced by a dry-plate design, incorporating a clutch brake for fast gear changes, and four wheel finned-drum brakes were used. The front brake drums had 4 leading shoes in each drum and the brakes were also power assisted. Operation of a patented compensating device by the driver could adjust all four brakes to correct for wear while the car was moving. This was particularly advantageous during racing.

Like the four cylinder engine, Bentley's straight-6 included overhead camshaft, 4 valves per cylinder and two sparking plugs per cylinder, all uncommon technologies at the time, as well as a single-piece engine block and head cast in iron, and therefore no head gasket to blow. Bore and stroke dimensions were 100 mm (3.9 in) and 140 mm (5.5 in), respectively, giving a total of 6.6 L (6,597 cc (402.6 cu in)) of displacement. 180–200 hp (134–149 kW) was produced, and the car was faster and more reliable than the supercharged 4½ Litre produced a year or two later, which used four cylinders of the same dimensions.

A large variety of wheelbases were produced for such a low-production car, ranging from 132 to 152.5 in (3,353 to 3,874 mm).

Bentley Speed Six

The Bentley Speed Six was introduced in 1928 as a more sporting version of the Bentley 6½ Litre. It would become the most successful racing Bentley, claiming victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1929 and 1930 with Bentley Boys drivers Woolf Barnato, "Tim" Birkin, and Glen Kidston.

However, the Speed Six was also fitted as a conventional road car, and many were used for everyday use. Bentley Motors Chairman Woolf Barnato used them with various bespoke bodywork from British coachbuilders as his personal automobiles. Two saloon-bodied Speed Six were used as patrol cars for the Criminal Investigation Department of the Western Australia Police.

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(Pic 2: Seeing this makes me think that the back seats in the new Bentley Mulsanne are a bit like a torture room. In terms of utter luxury and comfort I think cars have gone backwards...)
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