Bentley Embirocos returned home

Posted on Friday, 17 August 2012 , 09:08:05 byEmil

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Bentley Embirocos returned home


The Bentley factory in Crew received a visit from one of the rarest Bentley models ever made, the Embiricos. Under the hood, the vehicle hides a 4 ¼-liter engine. The carmakers build the model back in the 1930s. Then, Bentley was owned by Rolls-Royce and it was commissioned by Andre Embiricios. This is actually a very rich Greek racing driver that was living in Paris at the moment. The man had a partnership with a designer working for Pourtout Carrossier coachbuilders. After a lot of hard work the results were clear. The Bentley Embiricos had an aerodynamic and sleek body. At Brooklands, the car managed to reach a top speed of 114.64 mph which means 184.5 km/h. in 1939, the model was sold to H.S.F. who made it compete in three 24 Hour Le Mans races after the Second World War. Just for information, during the 1949 edition, the car managed to finish on the sixth place. Even if it was a one-off model, it inspired Bentley to add more streamlined style for its future cars. In 1939, Ivan Evernden, a Bentley designer joined forces with Paulin and so, together developed a Mark V prototype called Corniche. This, unfortunately, did not make it through the 2nd World War. This was actually not the only model that found its inspiration in the Embiricos. The 1952 Type R Continental is another example and the carmaker says that even the Continental GT Coupe that we have today has some styling cues borrowed from the Bentley Embiricos. The carmaker is looking forward to present the Embiricos to the factory visitors and also to the public at the Windsor Castle Concours d’Elegance that will take place soon.



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