Vintage Bentley ‘Blower’ that hit 137mph in 1931 set to fetch $8m and become the most expensive British car sold publicly

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The 1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre, driven by British racing legend Sir Henry ‘Tiger Tim’ Birkin, set a lap record at the iconic Brooklands Outer Circuit in 1931 when it hit a staggering 137mph. Experts estimate the classic Bentley could fetch up to £5million – making it the most expensive British-built car ever sold publicly.

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Posted on February 28, 2012, in England and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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