1951 Bentley Peterson 4.9 Le Mann SpecialSOLD

Bentley Petersen Le Mans Special

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1951 Bentley Petersen Le Mans Special For sale in London ( RHD ) 
The Petersen Le Mans Special
Campaigned and completed the 2016 Paris to Peking Rally
Built on R Type chassis and running gear
An extremely rare and practical classic
Serious head turner and highly reliable The Petersen 4.9 litre is an authentic recreation of the charismatic 'cars' developed for racing by Sir Henry Birkin and his team in the late 1920s. Built to the highest standard by international renowned Bob Petersen Engineering of Devon England. All of the components which are not new and are used in the car are completely reconditioned to the highest standards. Many of the fittings are made by Petersen Engineering: filler caps, stone guards, footplates, fuel tanks, radiators, wheels, hubs, bodies, trim, dashboards as well as many other smaller parts. These are supplied regularly to Bentley Owners for their cars. Chassis is built using a genuine 1950's Bentley as the basis. New cross members, suspension mounts, etc., are then fitted to accommodate the engine. Engine, 4.9 litres Bentley 'R' - Type, 6 cylinder fully rebuilt and fitted with our own design of camshafts, pistons, flywheel, crankshaft, and Petersen heavy duty clutch. Gearbox is a modified 'R'-Type box with synchromesh bar the first gear. Body is built in the traditional Vanden Plas Le Mans style, with Ash frame, aluminium skin, fabric covered. Finished in British Racing Green with matching Green Wilton carpets and Connolly hide. Black double duck hood and tonneau cover, fitted toolbox. Dashboard is machine-turned aluminium fitted with large aircraft-type instruments made especially for Petersen Engineering to the Birkin team car pattern and period illumination. Works were completed by late 2006 and then dispatched to its new lucky owner in Holland. Fast forward to 2014 the Peterson was acquired by its next owner and repatriated back to the UK, it was under this ownership that the car was sent to Hi Tech Motorsport in preparation for the 2016 Paris to Peking rally which the Bentley campaigned in and completed the mammoth 8,200 kilometres journey without incident. Testament indeed to the magnificent engineering featured in the build quality by Bob Petersen and his highly skilled team. Fully road ready with a wealth of invoices and history to match, this is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a highly well sorted Petersen Le Man special ready and awaiting its next exciting chapter. Now available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call for more information. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information but errors may occur. Please check with a salesperson.

Reference Number 554689

as of 11/25/2018

Overview
Car 1951 Bentley Peterson 4.9 Le Mann Special
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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