B Special 3/8 Racer
Following in the footsteps of the magnificent Bentley racing specials created in the early and mid 30's the Racing Green B Special 3/8 Racer is a Bentley for everyday use, rallies, or a blast around the track, easy to drive and great fun.
The heart of this Trojan Horse is the 8 cylinder B series engine, often maligned as commercial engines but married to 4 SU carburettors and the 8 pipes exiting the bonnet in a Spitfire-esque manner brings out the potency of this power plant. The noise is like music to the driver, and once the right foot is to the floor, the Bentley disappears down the road in a cloud of black rubber smoke.
The underpinnings is the Bentley Mk6 chassis with suitable chassis tweaking to make it as sure footed as the most lithe tiger.
Racing Green Engineering
Racer – Specification
Chassis: Refurbished Bentley Mark 6
Engine: Bentley B81 6516cc or B80 5675cc, eight-cylinder in-line. Wet sump lubrication.
4 SU Type H.6 carburettors. Selectable engine driven mechanical or twin electric fuel pumps.
Exhaust System: Large-bore straight through stainless steel exhaust system.
Clutch: Single dry plate, heavy duty or lightweight diaphragm.
Transmission: Bentley Four speed and reverse. Choice of crown wheel and pinion ratio.
Suspension: Upgraded front and rear road springs
Braking System: Hydraulic front drum brakes, mechanical rear drum brakes, assisted by mechanically driven servo.
Wheels & Tyres: 19" wire wheels with 19 x 6.50 tyres. Knock on stainless steel spinners.
Bodywork: Tubular steel framed. Aluminium panelled. Full tonneau cover. Solid nickel radiator shell, all other bright work nickel-plated. Interior leather upholstered, with driver and passenger bucket seats.