1929 Vintage Bentley, Most Expensive British Car Sold At Auction
At Bonham’s Goodwood Festival of Speed sale held on Friday 29th June, a world record was broken as the ex Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin 1929 4 1/4 litre engine supercharged ‘Blower’ Bentley was sold for the record-breaking price of £5 million.
The legendary single-seater Bentley, when new, raised the Brooklands outer circuit record to 137 mph. The car represents an incredible piece of British motor history and our incredible motor engineering heritage.
Smashing the previous British sale record of £3.5 million which was paid in 2007 for a 1904 Rolls Royce, the 1929 Blower Bentley is the epitome of motoring luxury. Birkin was arguably the most famous of The Bentley Boys, a group of wealthy men who raced British sports cars in the 1920’s and 30’s. After tragically dying in 1933, the iconic car was sold to George Daniels, who kept the car in pristine condition until his death last year.
This beautiful car was fitted with a 4.5 litre engine and capable of going from 0-60 mph in just 8 seconds. As one out of only 54 made, this car really is a piece of high-end British history!