Through 80 years these legendary Bentleys have remained the object of fascination and desire of all motoring enthusiasts. In 1921 the 3 litre was developed and was the favorite of young sportsmen. It won at LeMans in 1924 and 1927. In 1927 the 4 ½ litre four-cylinder was developed and won at Lemans in 1928. The author takes you on a tour of the development, design and history, offering an in-depth examination of these splendid, charismatic Bentleys.
After graduating from Oxford and pursuing further academic studies at Reading, James Taylor spent 12 years working in central government. However, the lure of writing about cars – which he was doing in his spare time – proved too great and he decided to turn it into a career. James has now written well over 100 books in all, and among them have been several definitive one-make or one-model titles. He has written for enthusiast magazines in several countries, has translated books from foreign languages, and even delivers effective writing training in both the public and private sectors. He spent the best part of ten years as the editor of Land Rover Enthusiast magazine and has always counted the products of the old Rover Company and of Land Rover as his favourite subject. He also co-organised the “15 Years of Rover V8” event at Donington in 1982.