1950s Bentley ‘Dartmoor’ Straight Eight By Petersen

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Location: United Kingdom

DD Classics are very proud to offer this truly unique Bentley Dartmoor Coupe by Petersen.

It is an exceptional car that uses a 1950 Bentley as a foundation and a huge 6.5 Litre, ‘Straight 8′ engine that was developed towards the end of WW2 for military and commercial purposes. This particular engine was originally gas-powered but has since been converted to run on unleaded petrol, which is delivered via a quartet of 1½” SU carburettors. With a Bentley S2 Continental supplying the rear axle and a Bentley gearbox, the car is the epitome of engineering brilliance.

The body is an exquisite design by coach-builder, Bob Petersen. A company renowned for the rebuilding, restoration and recreation of classic Bentley motor cars. Heavily influenced by the beautiful vehicles of the late thirties, the end result being a unique and very special piece of motoring art that will never be replicated.

Finished in a glorious shade of Oxford blue, complimented by an art-deco inspired St James red hide interior, the vehicle provides a ultimate definition of the word class. Even the bespoke travel bags are similarly stylish!

The Dartmoor is also featured in Ray Roberts’ book, ‘Bentley Specials & Special Bentleys Volume II’, pages 326, 700 and 703. UK registered ‘MGJ 897’, this wonderful and unique evocation of the very best of Art Deco automotive styling is a guaranteed centre of attention at any of the most prestigious motoring events and is a world-class example of an important automobile in the classic car world.

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