1953 Bentley 6.5 Litre Supercharged Petersen Racer
Sale price: £440,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 06.10.2014
Car location: GRAYS, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
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1953 Bentley 6.5 Litre Supercharged Petersen Racer for sale
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Chassis number: B357SP
Registration number: GVH173
Built in 2003 By renowned builder Bob Petersen. This Bentley Racer is about as "in your face" as they come. The engine is a 6½-litre straight eight. a unit belonging to the B-series of engines developed towards the end of WW2 for military and commercial purposes. Maximum power output of a standard B81 was around 195bhp at 3. 50rpm. though this particular unit. which is fed by a Petersen BM supercharger and red-lined at 5. 00rpm. is estimated to produce in excess of 400bhp. Power is transmitted via a Salisbury limited-slip differential to the 84-spoke 19" wheels. which are shod with 700x19 Dunlop racing tyres. This coupled with a light body weight makes for electrifying performance.
The basis for the car is a Bentley R type chassis from 1953. The chassis is clad with a muscular aluminium body with bulges louvres & air scoops wherever you look. Accommodation is for two on black leather Bentley style bucket seats. The dash is of machine turned aluminium & contains the usual quotient of instruments including a large rev counter & 170mph calibrated speedometer.
The odometer is showing 4000 miles since build was completed. The current owner. upon purchase sent the car Back to Bob Petersen to be fully gone through & bought up to the latest spec. Bills for this work totaling £23. 00 are on file with the car. The car is part of a small collection of exceptional mostly Bentley motor cars & has been maintained without regard to cost.
Despite being a real road burner & hooligans toy. the car may also be driven quite sedately & only shows its full potential when pressing the accelerator hard. It needless to say attracts more crowds when stopped then any other car I have driven. Suffice to say. the faint of heart ought not to apply.
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Richard Biddulph 07967 260673
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Part Exchange welcome.
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9 Globe Industrial Estate. br/>Grays. Essex. RM17 6ST
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