A fine 1:8 scale limited edition model of a 1929 4½ Litre Bentley by Sapor Modelltechnik of Germany, 1998

Summary

  • Type 
    Toys & Games
  • Lot number 
    40
  • Location

Description

A fine 1:8 scale limited edition model of a 1929 4½ Litre Bentley by Sapor Modelltechnik of Germany, 1998, finely detailed working model of the Bentley 'YU 3250', finished in British Racing Green lacquered paintwork, numbered '09' of a believed 25 examples produced, constructed from approximately 4,000 individual steel, brass, aluminium and wooden parts, pressed metal bodywork with leather covering and chromed brightwork, detailed dashboard and cock-pit with leather upholstery, latched doors and bonnet opening to reveal white metal engine compartment, with functioning external handbrake, foot pedals and clutch operating forward and reverse gears, brake drums, suspension and rolling wire-spoked wheels with rubber tyres, working lights and horn, and other details, the features including prop-shaft powered by an electric motor secreted in the engine bay requiring a believed 220V transformer (not offered with the Lot), the model measuring 58cm long and displayed on raised supports above a mirrored wooden display base with brass title plaque, 67cm long overall.