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1930 Bentley Blue Train Recreation for sale - Sarasota, Florida

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FOR SALE: $595,000 USD MSRP
Sarasota, FL

Description:
Model Year: 1930
Trans: Manual
Fuel Type: Gas
Ext color: Black, leather and vinyl
Int color: Red Leather Interior

1930 Bentley Blue Train Recreation built on 1950 Bentley Mark VI Extended Chassis.
Modeled after the illustrious Gurney Nutting Coupe and built to exacting standards by a renowned coachbuilding firm in the UK
Delivery and sorting miles only
180 HP Bentley B80 inline 8-cylinder engine
4 SU carburetors
Synchronized 4-speed transmission
Hidden A/C system
Tool kit in fold-down tray in trunk
Crafted interior with matching liquor cabinets, each containing a decanter and set of engraved crystal glasses
Polished walnut cabinets
Red leather interior and Red carpeting
Webasto sliding sunroof
Twin side-mount spares
Black vinyl and leather-covered body
Modeled after Barnato’s illustrious Gurney Nutting Coupe and built to exacting standards by a renowned U.K. coachbuilding firm, this 1930 Bentley Blue Train Replica is an arresting sight that impresses in its every detail. Exceedingly fresh with only delivery and sorting miles since its completion, its driveline comprises the Bentley B80 180 HP inline-8 engine with four SU carburetors and a 4-speed synchromesh transmission. Its black vinyl and leather-covered coachwork features twin side-mount spares and a Webasto sliding sunroof, and it contains a tool kit in a fold-down tray in the trunk. The hand-crafted interior shows exquisite detailing, combining red leather upholstery and red carpeting with polished walnut cabinetry including matching liquor cabinets, each containing a decanter and set of engraved crystal glasses. Also featuring Large fully functional sunroof. Modern Driving additions include 12v Charging system, Electric power steering giving the driver ease of steering at low speeds and parking. For cabin comfort a very discreet installed modern air conditioning system has been installed with vents from the rear. For show situations, a removable interior panel may be installed.
Only such a superb automobile as this can be truly worthy of its connection with the legend of the Blue Train Bentley, one of the great stories of automotive lore.

Perhaps the most storied model in Bentley’s celebrated history, the Speed Six earned lasting fame when it won an impromptu race on March 13, 1930, against the famous Le Train Bleu, a luxury express that plied the route between Cannes and Calais in France. For years it was believed that the Bentley in question was the Speed Six Coupe with custom Gurney-Nutting coachwork owned by millionaire playboy Woolf Barnato, one of the most colorful characters of the time; in fact, it was actually a Mulliner-bodied 1929 Speed Six, a car Barnato had owned for a year and was still driving while awaiting the completion of the Gurney-Nutting 1930 Speed Six. But legends, it is said, are best left as legends, and the Blue Train Bentley legend persists on the strength of Captain Barnato’s exploits and the sheer imposing beauty of his fabulous streamlined coupe.

Heir to the Kimberly diamond mines in South Africa, one of the original “Bentley Boys,” a three-time Le Mans winner and then Bentley’s chairman, Barnato and his companion, amateur golfer Dale Bourne, left the Carlton Bar in Cannes and set off in in Barnato’s Speed Six coupe as Le Train Bleu left the Cannes railway station at 5:45 p.m. Despite rain, fog, trouble finding the location of their pre-arranged refuelling stop and having to use the only available spare tire, Barnato and Bourne arrived in Calais at 10:30 a.m. the next day. They had traveled more than 570 miles at an average speed of 43.43 MPH, an extraordinary feat on the rudimentary roads of the time. But the pair were not finished; their margin of victory was so wide that they then crossed the Channel on a steamer and drove another 700 miles to London, arriving at the Conservative Club on St. James’ Street four minutes before the Blue Train pulled into the station in Calais.

Details:

  • Price$595,000 USD
  • Odometer0
  • Body Style2DR Sedan
  • Stock #30Bently

Price History

Original Price$595,000
Listed Price$595,000

Excluding price changes of less than $100.

About This Dealership:

5500 N. Tamiami Trail Suite B
Sarasota, FL
34243


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941-359-0810 Fax
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