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.
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