BENTLEY SPEED SIX n.1
The Bentley Speed Six n.1 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1929. The British manufacturer after the success obtained in 1928 with the Bentley 4.5 Liter, under the vision of Walter Owen Bentley it was decided to add to the engine two cylinders , bringing the displacement to 6500 cc arriving at a power of 132 kw.
Woolf Barnato and Henry Birkin won with the Bentley Speed Six n.1 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1929, for the British manufacturer was the third consecutive success and the fourth total.
The race was a total dominion, not only of the new British car, but of all the cars deployed by the Cricklewood team, which occupied the first four positions. In second place came the Bentley 4.5 Liter n.9 driven by Dunfee and Kidston with a gap of seven laps, while in third place the Bentley 4.5 Liter n.10 of Benjafield and D’Erlanger with a gap of fifteen laps.
Bentley Speed Six
Designed: Vanden Plas
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Suspension front: rigid axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Suspension rear: live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Bentley 6597 cc S6
Power: 132 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: 114 lt
Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1929 with drivers Woolf Barnato, Henry Birkin
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