Classic Car Catalogue

Bentley 1932

8 Litre Limousine, Cabriolet - ost. rok
4 Litre Saloon - ost rok

Great Britain

Motor SportFebruary 1932
A 2½-LITRE BENTLEY

FOLLOWING on the various rumours and discussions resulting from the acquisition of the Bentley concern by Rolls-Royce, Ltd., and the formation of the new Bentley Motors Ltd., we are glad to be able to state that a new sports model Bentley of 2½ litres capacity is to be introduced.
Mr. Sidgreaves, Managing Director of Rolls-Royce Ltd., and also of the new Bentley company, informs us that the 8-litre and 4-litre models are being discontinued, as it was at the time of the introduction of these models that the old firm got into financial difficulties.
The new model will be marketed both in supercharged and unsupercharged form. The date of production of the first model is not yet announced, but we can rest assured that it will be a remarkable car.
 

 


 

 

           
           

 

Races:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
27.03.1932 Brooklands Lightning Short Handicap         Sir Henry Birkin 4,442 c.c. (s) 2nd -
27.03.1932 Brooklands Lightning Long Handicap         Sir Henry Birkin 4,442 c.c. (s) 1st -
30.04.1932 British Empire Trophy         Jack Dunfee 6½-litre dnf 1500→ 2nd
            Sir Henry Birkin   dnf 1500→ 4th
18.06.193224h Le Mans       5 Trévoux / Brussin C 'Blower' (4398 cc) acc. -
01.08.1932 Brooklands Three Lap Invitation Race         Sir H. R. S. Birkin 4,398 c.c. (s) 1st -
01.08.1932 Brooklands Lightning Long Handicap         Sir H. R. S. Birkin 4,398 c.c. (s) 2nd -


Bentley at Le Mans.


Sir Henry Birkin and his supercharged 4½-litre Bentley, with which he recently covered a lap at Brooklands at 137.96 m.p.h.

Motor SportApril 1932

A tense moment in the Lightning Long Handicap. Sir Henry Birkin experienced a colossal skid near the Members Hill, but
by superb handling disaster was averted—and he went on to win at 122 m.p.h.
Motor SportSeptember 1932

Sir H. R. S. Birkin won the Three Lap match race against J. R. Cobb (Delage) at the B.R.D.C. August Bank Holiday Meeting
at Brooklands.
Rallies:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
  29.07.1932 Coupe des Alpes 1 1 0 H. Kidston   ret.