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Bentley with a Spitfire engine


Woolwell
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I know that many of you are interested in cars. I was browsing for something else and came across this Bentley with a Spitfire engine. The pictures are good and click on the related article for the story behind it.

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Woolwell

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A link that should work Bentley

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Aitchbee

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I like the quintessential '12 exhausts' Woolwell. The green paintwork makes it a 'green' car. I want one.

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Woolwell

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It isn't green not with a 2 - 3 mpg.

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Brumas

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Woolwell, now that's what I call a car, however I suspect the mpg and the price of petrol alone would be beyond my budget :o{

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Forum Editor

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Neither the chassis or the engine have anything to do with Bentley, so it's not really a Bentley is it?.

The body - which is a copy - is superb however.

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Strawballs

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They had an 800 series Rover with a Merlin engine in it on 5th gear once it was doing close on 200MPH at about 500RPM.

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zzzz999

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Corners brilliantly but everytime it sees a Volkswagen it climbs into the sun and dives at it :-)

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Quickbeam

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It's the sort of Saturday mod I would have done on my bike 30 years ago if I'd gotten my hands on a Merlin.

I knew someone at that time that bought a 7 cylinder radial aero engine and planned to do similar with it in a trike, but I think it became another pipe dream that never saw the light of day.

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Quickbeam

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I seem to remember reading somewhere that a Merlin engine breathes the volume of a London bus every minute though it's carburettors.

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Crosstrainer2

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Just imagine how scary that would be at the speed it's capable of? I don't know what they did with the gearing but I reckon it would be truly terrifying at speed.

Beautiful car though!

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