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  Bentley 4½-Litre 'Blower' Gurney Nutting Boat Tail Speedster
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1929 - 1931
Numbers built:55 (all versions)
Designed by:Gurney Nutting
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:February 13, 2008
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Chassis: SM3916
Delivered to its first owner in December of 1931, this 'Blower' was fitted by Gurney Nutting with an exceptionally sporty 2/3-passenger Boat Tail body. Only two or three of these were evere constructed and this is the sole survivor. For a large majority of its life the Boat Tail Blower has been owned by the same family, who nick-named it 'The Green-Hornet'. In 2007, the Klein family finally decided to part with the Bentley after an owning it for well over half a century. The car was still exceptionally original condition right down to the felt piece fitted on top of Supercharger to protect the aluminium cover. Thanks to its superb condition and fantastic coachwork, it was sold for a staggering $4.5 million at the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction. It was the most expensive car sold during the many auctions held over the Pebble Beach weekend in 2007.

Chassis details
Manufactured in February 10, 1931
Engine number SM3922
First owner S.B. Peck
License plate GK 8443
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