Event Coverage: Mad Dogs and Englishmen at the Gilmore - Bentley

Here we are with another post from Mad Dogs and Englishmen at the Gilmore. Here are a couple of the Bentleys in attendance. When I hear the name "Bentley", it invokes an image of pure luxury, opulence and comfort. This classic example, of which I didn't catch the year or model, certainly evokes that.

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The interior is nicely appointed for a pre-war car. The nicely-finished wood dashboard, polished chrome and nicely crafted gauges add to the appearance of luxury.

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The familiar "Flying B" radiator cap lets you know that this is no ordinary car. Get out of the way, peasants.

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I really like the two-tone paint and black wheels. And those headlights were nearly a foot in diameter.

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The 4.25 litre inline-6 engine looked to be in nearly concours condition.

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There were a few newer models present, with this Azure Drophead from the mid to late 90's, and the Arnage beside it.

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This car looks modern enough to not look out of place when parked beside newer models. And, if I'm not mistaken, this car was built before VW bought the marque.

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The interior on Bentleys' never cease to amaze. This looks more comfortable than a Cadillac. I'd sure hope so, anyway. Bentleys can cost more than triple that of a Deville from the same year. I believe this interior was from a Mulsanne or Arnage.

Thanks for reading. Be sure to check back often for more!

-Phil

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