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Exceptional Bentley spotted in Rye
« on: August 25, 2014, 12:11:45 PM »
I went down to Camber on Saturday partly to see an old friend playing at Rye Jazz and Blues Festival. Yesterday afternoon we headed back through Rye, and at a roundabout our jaws dropped as a 1930 Bentley Speed Six Gurney-Nutting Coupe passed in front of us with a sound not dissimilar to a Rolls Royce Merlin Aero engine.

What a sight and sound, SO rakish and mean-looking, but also SO classy. No photograph does it justice compared to seeing it in the flesh 30 feet away, and that lovely deep throaty growl, powerful but not unpleasantly loud.

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Re: Exceptional Bentley spotted in Rye
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 01:55:36 PM »
The Bentley could have been on its way to the Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club's Festival of Transport at Broad Farm, Hellingly. There has been a rally there since 1976. Vehicles from all over the UK attend this large gathering. Unfortunately today has been raining continually, sometimes heavy, stopping some entrants and the crowds attending.

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Re: Exceptional Bentley spotted in Rye
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 02:06:13 PM »
Classic British Bank Holiday. Many events will be spoiled. It might have been part of the Rye classic run too, but EHVC sounds likely!

I would not say this car is beautiful, but it has such huge "presence" that all eyes turned to it instantly.
Romours vary, but could be worth over £6 million if it is the ex-Woolf Barnato car.
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Re: Exceptional Bentley spotted in Rye
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2014, 02:25:22 PM »
There's a good chance it was a Peterson Replica. They've made a few of them. But of course it could be the genuine aerticle. I think everyone should have a W.O. Bentley in their garage.   Nick.
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Re: Exceptional Bentley spotted in Rye
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2014, 02:34:12 PM »
Apparently the original did come over to UK a few weeks ago so it might have been the original.
I would hate to be the back seat passenger in it...sitting sideways because of the low roof, and such narrow back windows!
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