This set which covers the Bentley story over several decades, offers the opportunity to obtain each of these previously released models in one go.
The first model in the set is the 76BCF003, the S1 Continental Fastback from the 1950s and decorated in Olympic White. It was also available in our 1:43 scale series and is registered 869 UXL. The interior is moulded with red seating, door panels and ‘carpet’ while the dashboard was finished in satinised brown. Note the final detail of a GB sticker above the rear number plate.
Second is 76BB001, the Bentley Blower raced at Le Mans in 1930 as No.9 with drivers Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin and co-driver Jean Chassagne. Our model is painted in characteristic dark green and sports the race No. 9 in white on the sides. Bonnet straps are finished in tan. The tonneau cover is black, seating dark green and the dashboard is finished in silver with black dials.
The third model in the set is 76BM004, the Bentley Mulsanne from 2010 painted in St James Red and registered 1 WO. It features sumptuous silver grey interior seating and black dashboard and steering wheel. The exterior detail extends to a mass of silver masking including the bumpers, wheels and radiator grille.
Fourth is 76BN6001, the majestic Bentley Mk VI which was a 4-door standard steel saloon and was the first post-war luxury car from Bentley Motors. In real life, our model, registered NHY 581, belonged to the celebrated railway photographer Ivo Peters, BEM, who devoted much of his life photographing his beloved Somerset & Dorset Railway from his home in the area, as well as logging in pictures the era of steam in other parts of the country. Our model appears in Midnight Blue with contrasting exterior detail masked in silver, including the prestigious Bentley badge on the front. The pale grey interior also features blue flooring and brown dashboard.
The final model is 76BT2002, the Bentley T2 saloon registered AYP 12T from 1979 with a two-tone colour scheme comprising a metallic Nutmeg Brown upper half which extends over the bonnet and the boot and Silver Sand lower half. The interior is ivory while the exterior bodywork features lots of silver trim and the model is rounded off with black bumpers.