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Old 9 Sep 2019, 13:04 (Ref:3926877)   #1
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Continuation Blower Bentleys!

I had to check it wasn’t April 1st! First reported on the road car forum...

https://tentenths.com/forum/showpost...8&postcount=90

Autocar piece here, but it’s reported many times elsewhere as well....

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/n...r-blower-racer

And just to authenticate- Bentley media also...

https://www.bentleymedia.com/en/news...nuation-series
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Old 9 Sep 2019, 13:13 (Ref:3926879)   #2
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I had to check it wasnít April 1st! First reported on the road car forum...

https://tentenths.com/forum/showpost...8&postcount=90

Autocar piece here, but itís reported many times elsewhere as well....

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/n...r-blower-racer

And just to authenticate- Bentley media also...

https://www.bentleymedia.com/en/news...nuation-series
When I saw the thread title I thought "Surely not"...
I was wrong!
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Old 9 Sep 2019, 13:22 (Ref:3926888)   #3
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Will they be able to road register them? Have any of the other continuations been road registered? IIRC they havent, in which case what is the point?
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Race cars, status symbols or just PR? Have none of the other continuations- Listers, Cobras, Daytona Coupes, DB4GT and Zagato, E Types (sure there’s others) received road registration?
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Race cars, status symbols or just PR? Have none of the other continuations- Listers, Cobras, Daytona Coupes, DB4GT and Zagato, E Types (sure thereís others) received road registration?
I would have thought that as newly built cars they should receive a current (age related) registration, but to do that, would have to conform with all of the current legislation. I didn't see any daytime running lamps or any of the current malarkey on the pictures of the Bentley!
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Old 9 Sep 2019, 14:54 (Ref:3926914)   #6
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I would have thought that as newly built cars they should receive a current (age related) registration, but to do that, would have to conform with all of the current legislation. I didn't see any daytime running lamps or any of the current malarkey on the pictures of the Bentley!
Well, none of that Ďmalarkyí is present on any of the other models mentioned either! And Iím sure some have received road registrations.

No doubt there is a tenther who knows (or has time to find out) how the system works or how manufacturers get round it......
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No doubt there is a tenther who knows (or has time to find out) how the system works or how manufacturers get round it......
Some of the continuations are described in this article.

Of note - 'the new DB4 GT, with 340bhp straight six, is track-only like the D-Type'


Alternatively, this article talks about Alvis' continuations. They are road-legal.

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Some of the continuations are described in this article.

Of note - 'the new DB4 GT, with 340bhp straight six, is track-only like the D-Type'


Alternatively, this article talks about Alvis' continuations. They are road-legal.
Interesting, thank you. I wonder how they get around the latest legislation on seat belts, crash testing & lighting etc? (Exhaust emissions were alluded to presumably by the mention of using fuel injection). Could there be some sort of exemption due to the low numbers produced, or, as they use effectively 1968 chassis & engine, will they bear E/F suffix registrations?
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Old 9 Sep 2019, 20:12 (Ref:3926976)   #9
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Why do they bother!
A London Talbot 105 is a much better car so why buy one of these trucks ?
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You only have to look at race results to realise how much better the Talbot is! How about a run of continuation 105s, then.......
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Ian Polson has been building replica 105ís for past thirty years.
Gareth Burnett at Pace Historicís even knocked out two or three as well as looking after six of the seven real Alpine works cars.
Probably twenty pretend cars in all.
Surprisingly the history of some of the reengineered,replica copy etc cars has grown like Pinocchios nose .
Same thing happens with Bentley with dozens of pretend Le Mans bodied cars and recreations
Bit I donít understand is they get advertised as matching number cars with new bodies which has always baffled me.
Many of the four and halfís have five point three litre engines
Always an interesting subject.
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Can't argue re the better comp history than the Bentley's but since I was a young lad the Bentley story has always captured my imagination. I just love the look of them.

That said the I believe blowers never received the approval of WO and were financed by Birkin, or his girlfriend anyway.
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Not sure she was his girlfriend!
She had friends of her own!
It was Ms Padgetts money.
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Yes either way, it wasn't his money.
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Yes either way, it wasn't his money.
Like the either way reference!!
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