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Bentley 6.5 Litre (1926-1930)

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Bentley 6.5 Litre (1926-1930)
6 1/2 Litre Bentley 1926 Built by Thrupp & Maberly as a hunting car for HH The Nawab of Bhopal Years in production 1926 - 1930 No. made 545 Engine 6 cylinder in-line configuration.

Bore & stroke 100 x 140 mm c.c. 6,597 Transmission Single dry-plate type clutch, 4 speed gearbox Chassis : Pressed-steel parallel girder with one tubular and four channel cross members, semi-elliptic springs front and rear Dimensions : Wheelbase 132" Performance Max. speed 84 mph 135.2 km/h.

The diversity of requirements of the small group of those who could afford the expensive 6 1/2 Litre is illustrated by the number of wheelbase dimensions on offer. To cater for different body styles and road or competition use, no less than eight different chassis were available. During competition in Britain, particularly at the Brooklands Track, a weak point soon showed up.

This heavy car with its powerful engine and high running speeds would soon cause problems with tyres when, even on short runs, the tread would part company from the carcass.Because of the tyre problems several years went by before a 6 1/2 Litre was listed as an entry to the classic Le Mans event.

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