Bentley 3 Litre 'Sport' n.3 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1927

BENTLEY 3 LITRE ‘SPORT’ n.3

HISTORY

The Bentley 3 Litre ‘Sport’ n.3 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1927. The English manufacturer after the defeat of the previous year against Lorraine-Dietrich, in 1927 was the absolute favorite, also because the team Franco-German had retired, leaving only private teams to run with their cars. Members were cars with lower performance compared to Bentleys.

Joseph Dudley Benjafield and Sammy Davis won with the Bentley 3 Litre ‘Sport’ n.3 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1927, for the builder it was the second success.
The race was initially dominated by the Bentleys, but an accident at the corners Maison Blanche put out the race all the British cars, only Davis managed to bring the car to the garage is repair it even with the front axle folded, resumed the race and after a long pursuit cut the finish line by winners. In second place came the Salmson n.25 led by De Victor and Hasley with a gap of twenty-one laps, while in third place Salmson n.23 of Casse and Rousseau with a gap of twenty-two laps.

CHASSIS

Bentley 3 Litre ‘Sport’
Steel ladder frame
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Dunlop

ENGINE

Bentley 2989 cc S4
Power: 52 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1927 with drivers Joseph Dudley Benjafield, Sammy Davis

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