Airfix 1/12th Bentley due soon
|After a gap of several years Airfix are about to re-release their suberb kit of the 1930|
4.5 litre Bentley.
In 1927 Bentley began to develop a 4.5 litre version of their 3 litre engine
to be installed in their racing/touring car. Berween 1927 and 1931 720
4.5 litre Bentleys were built and the racing versions achieved great succes
in several races including winning the 1928 Le Mans 24 hour race.
Of the 720 cars built 55 were finished as "Bentley Blowers" with a supercharger.
Bentley's owner Walter Owen Bentley did not want the car's engine modified
to accomodate the supercharge compressor so this was mounted ahead
of the radiator grill between the headlights, a feature replicated in Airfix's kit.
Today surviving 4.5 litre Bentleys sell for more than £1 million but for a more
modest outlay modellers can have their own 1/12th scale replica of this classic car.
The kit has over 270 parts and when finished is 36.5 cm/14 inches long. It is due
for release in early April and here at Wonderland Models
we are taking pre-orders now. Click on the image to below to order it now and
remember that we will not charge your card until we have
the kit ready for despatch to you.
1/12th 1930 4.5 litre Bentley
Normal Price £99.99
Our Price £89.99