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1930 4.5 Litre Bentley 1:12

Product Code: A20440

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With its front mounted supercharger, the 4.5 litre Bentley became the quintessential British sports car of the 20's and 30's. It was shaped from the earlier 1-cylinder 3 Litre, but produced substantialy more power with its blown engine. As such, it was a stunning road car and a perfect contender for endurance racing.

Due to its dramatic appearences at Le Mans and successes in speed trails at the Brookland circuit, racing and winning became synonymous with Bentley during this period, and few other models capture this image as well as the 4.5 litre Bentley. The number nine car featured in this kit, UU5872, is the original Birkin Team car known as 'Birkin Blower No.2'. This is the car that made a dramatic appearence at the 1930 Le Mans 24 Hour Race.

In 1929, Bentley replaced the 4.5 litre and opted to race the higher capacity Speed 6. Three 'Birkin Blowers' were entered to compete alongside the Bentley Speed 6's at the 1930 Le Mans. In the event, only one 'Blower' (Birkin's own No.2 car), started the race.

Under Walter Owen Bentley's tactical team management, Birkins role was to draw the Mercedes of Carraciola and Werner into a high speed duel, which he successfully acheived. The Blower lead from the start, swapping the lead with the Mercedes throughout the night, until eventually the German car withdrew with a blown engine. Birkin's success came at a cost, as he had to retire after 20 hours with a bent valve, leaving the two Speed 6's to take 1st and 2nd Places.

Paint Schemes

Humbrol

Humbrol Enamel paints for the kit’s primary decal scheme.

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  • Scale:  1:12
  • Flying Hours:  4
  • Skill:  4
  • Scale:  1:12
  • Dimensions (mm):  L365 x W135

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Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months. Choking Hazard, contains small parts. Please retain these details for future reference.

Paint Schemes

  • Primary Scheme
    A - 1930 4.5 Litre Bentley

    A - 1930 4.5 Litre Bentley

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