1930 Bentley 4 1/2 LitreLe Mans Tourer - Ex Hugh Harben
Year of manufacture1930
Car typeConvertible / Roadster
Exterior brand colourGreen
Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Saturday 2 April 2011
Motor Cars 15:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Estimate: Refer Department
Registration Number: VR 9379
Chassis Number: FS3616
The Bentley 4½ Litre is a British sports car built by Bentley Motors. Its supercharged variant is also known as the Blower Bentley. Famous for his statement “there’s no replacement for displacement”, Walter Owen Bentley upped the displacement of the Bentley 3 Litre in 1926 to produce the 4½ Litre. Upon taking control of the company, the “Bentley Boys” went in search of even more power and developed the supercharged model in 1929 at Henry Birkin’s racing workshops in Welwyn Garden City. The total production of the 4½-Liter was 720 between 1927 and 1931.
The Bentley 4½ Litre is notable for winning the 1927 24 Hours of Le Mans in normally aspirated form and for attaining the speed record in 1932 on the Brooklands circuit with a speed of 222.03 km/h in supercharged form.
The 4½ Litr