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Rubbond 28-08-09 12:59 AM

Bentley & R-R Specials
Now this has nothing to do with Bristols, but of late I do see lots of
comments about Mark VI Bentleys?
I've looked at a few of these on the internet and they are indeed lovely
looking cars and probably undervalued. Are they all steel bodied?
But now the reason for this mailing.
This afternoon, on the way back from a visit to a client in the north of
Holland, I came across a 1929 Peterson (or was that maybe Petersen?)
It was of such an outrageous design, I wondered if it could possibly be
It reminded me of a Duisenberg (maybe that is with a "z"?), where I remember
you could hardly look over the bonnet, so high..
Is this a genuine car? You would certainly look the the bee's knees in it if
you could afford it, unless it were built last year.
Asking price was just less than the price of a good detatched house here in
Holland. (EUR 450,000) so I won't be buying it (this year).
But check it out! (As they say).
Seller was The Gallery, in Brummen, The Netherlands. Know nothing about
Can it be genuine? I know nothing about rare Bentleys.
Certainly has the Wow factor.
All the chrome by the way was in Nickel Silver. Now is that such a good
choice? Our bathroom taps are a mess now after 5 years! But of course we use
I think chrome would be a much stronger and cheaper option (also due to the
thicker plate), but Nickel Silver is certainly more beautiful!
Cést la vie!
The Bentley was certainly unusual, but I still think we will stay living in
this house, and be looking for a good Bristol that want's a good home.!
With best regards,
Andrew Knox.

Rubbond International,
Dorpsstraat 71,
6109 AD Ohé en Laak,
The Netherlands.
Tel (0031) 475 559144
Fax (0031) 475 559145
Mob (0031) 6 51715105

Ashley James 28-08-09 07:50 AM

6 cylinder head repair
Sadly the Peterson Bentley is a recently built special. They are
usually built on a MKVI or R Type Chassis with an often supercharged
B80 R-R military straight 8. The gearbox and transmission aren't
strong enough and far too many cars have been broken to satisfy the
demand for them IMO.

Ashley James 28-08-09 08:09 AM

6 cylinder head repair

I quite understand! I really hope it tests out okay though because it
will reduce an alarming scrap rate.

Best of luck


Rubbond 28-08-09 09:30 AM

6 cylinder head repair
Dear Ashley,
You are obviously very knowledgable about these things! Impressed indeed!
So it wasn't just the design that was outrageous?
It did I believe have 4 individual SU-type re-usable air filters like the
two on my Triumph, so I guess a straight 8. Only glanced at it.
I also can't remember if the salesman was wearing a brown suit or not. As a
child, my father always said, never trust a man in a brown suit!
It still looked much better than the stuff on Chop Shop.
Thanks again!

seanmcs 28-08-09 09:30 AM

6 cylinder head repair
I looked on their web site and the way their information is
presented does not inspire confidence. They claim it is on a RR
Phanthom chassis, which I very much doubt.

The body design does however look like the original Blue Train car.


Ashley James 28-08-09 10:50 AM

6 cylinder head repair

As you know I rate the '46-'55 R-R&B as the company's second and last
best in the world, coachbuilt efforts excluded as they are too
maintenance intensive . Most people never realise this because the
cars are rarely properly maintained and end up being vile to ride and
drive in, but when they are right, they are utterly superb and one of
the most underrated of all classic cars. I'm looking at two as I write

The Petersen cars are amazing and the detail work incredible, but I
don't understand why anyone would want a mixture of forties and
sixties technology bundled up as a vintage replica.

I apologise for straying away from Bristol and wait for the iron fist
of our moderator to descend. However if he leaves this link, you can
visit the manufacturers website.

Does anyone know if the spring rating is different between the 400 and
the much heavier 406. I ask because a chum is rebuilding a 406 front
end for his 400.


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