Bentley has been synonymous with automotive excellence and extreme luxury for the better part of a century at this point. And their legacy is owed largely to the success of one iconic race car: the 1929 ‘Blower.’ Now, as a part of their centenary celebration, the brand is recreating twelve continuation examples of that legendary automobile.
The daunting undertaking is being helmed by a specialist Mulliner team that’s reverse-engineering Sir Tim Birkin’s original 4½-litre Team Blower. That means that all twelve of the continuation vehicles — one for each race the original Team Blowers entered — are to be built to the exact same specifications as the original. Using modern techniques, like meticulous 3D-scanning, alongside traditional ones, including the use of the original 1920s molds, these magnificent vehicles will be equal parts modern marvels and historical works of functional art. It’s unlikely that these cars will be available for purchase, but if they are they’ll likely be valued in the millions.
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