Bentley 4.5 Litre Blower 1929.




The 4.5 Litre Blower was designed by Walter Owen Bentley. He was said to have preferred to gain power by increasing an engine capacity.

The 4.5 litre supercharger was a heavy car. It was famously named the blower and wasn’t really liked by car enthusiasts at the time.

The Bentley 4.5 reliability and efficiency had always been in question, but it managed to come second averaging 145kph (90mph) in the 1930 French Grand Prix to answer those questions.

The 4.5 blower never gained much reputation as its compatriots like the Mercedes, only few were ever managed to be sold.

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Specification.

Year – 1929

Place of Origin – Cricklewood, London, UK

Historical Status – Production Car

Engine – Four Cylinder, 4.398cc (268ci)

Max. Power – 175bhp

Layout – Front mounted engine driving the rear wheels

Body work – two seater roadster

Top Speed – 169kph

Number built – 55