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Bentley 4½ Litre Vanden Plas fetches $1 Million at inaugural Historics at Brooklands auction

by Noah Joseph (RSS feed) on Jun 10th, 2010 at 9:00AM

You go ahead, try and find a car engine in production with a displacement larger than its cylinder count. It won't take much to realize that means that each cylinder would have to displace over a liter. Only a few of the most monstrous of Detroit steel – Chevrolet's venerable 8.1-liter big block, for one – even come close. But this does: the Bentley 4½ Litre. Sure, 4.5 liters may not sound like all that much, but when you consider that it's a straight-four everything comes into perspective. Top that off with a supercharger and you're talking some serious muscle. Well,... Read More

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