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On my way back from a photo trip I stumbled upon this red beauty parked in the neighbourhood.

It is kind of a hybrid which might be a turn-off for some; chassis and engine of a Bentley Mark VI 1947 (6 cylinders, 4,257cc, 139hp) combined with non-original bodywork.

Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm f4 S




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Aaahhh that's better, Luc ( I mean choice of car, your photography is never in doubt 😊😉)


There's quite an industry here doing that sort of thing .. in this case a Mk VI would cost you £20K in reasonable condition, a decent conversion maybe 5 times that, still a quarter of the cost of a real one, with maybe 75% of the fun factor.


Maybe 15 years ago a friend took me to a Bentley Drivers Club race meeting at Silverstone in his (real one), it felt reasonable on the pristine tarmac there, but a nightmare to control on the road. We did 10 laps or so, allegedly a parade, but everybody was having a real go !


If you've got crazy money, and don't need another yacht, you can order a brand spanking new 1958 Vanwall F1 car to be made from the original drawings and take it historic racing .. a mere £1.65M will get you started !


Looney world we live in .. 😎


cheers, Maurice

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"Wild things are always faster"

from 'Two Dogs' by Philip Hodgins



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Quite a car.  If anything, the body work looks like an even earlier era.  Ironic thing is that will probably keep running longer than any current generation car.

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