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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1929 - 1931
Numbers built:55 (all versions)
Designed by:Vanden Plas
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:March 21, 2016
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Chassis SM3913 Built on a standard chassis, this 'Blower' was dispatched to coach builder Vanden Plas for the Le Mans style Tourer bodywork. It was completed in July of 1930 and dispatched to Scotland for its 27-year old owner Gerard Bristowe Sanderson. It was sold on in 1933 and moved to >>>

Chassis HB3403 Originally delivered to Henry Birkin as a naturally aspirated 4½-Litre Bentley, this is the second example to be fitted with a supercharger. It was raced extensively by Birkin and other famous drivers with appearances at Le Mans and Brooklands but ultimately no major vi>>>

Chassis HF3187 A Team Car, this car was originally built as a naturally aspirated machine for Bernard Rubin. It was then upgraded to full Blower specification and modified so extensively that its sometimes referred to as HB3404 as it was the third Birkin Blower. Once upgraded, it was raced>>>

Chassis HR3976 The fourth Birkin Blower, this example was acquired new by the Hon. Dorothy Paget as a Team Car. Upgraded to Blower specifications, it was raced at Le Mans by Dudley Benjafield and Giulio Ramponi. They were forced to retire after 144 laps with reliability issues. Chassis HR3>>>

Chassis MS3950 The very last of the 50 Blower Bentleys, this example was originally fitted by Vandenplas with a close-coupled four seater Cabriolet. It was delivered to its first owner in August of 1932. At some point in its history, the original body was replaced with a four-seater tourer>>>

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