In 2021, Bentley Mulliner Classic set out to bring back the car that won the 24 Heures du Mans in 1929 and 193; the coach built Bentley, the 6½ liter Bentley Speed Six works racing specification. At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, we get a first-hand look at the Bentley Speed Six Continuation Series.
With the original Bentley blueprints as a starting-off point, the team studied the Speed Sixes that raced at Le Mans in 1930 and forensically analyzed and digitally scanned one of the few original surviving cars. The Speed Six will then be built using the same processes to create original cars to manufacture new components for the new cars.
The car displayed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed features a Parsons Napier Green exterior color scheme and a tan leather interior.
The Bentley Speed Six Continuation Series will only have 12 units made. Production will begin in October and take ten months to complete. Buyers will work with Bentley to tailor-fit the cars to their specifications. The company expects to produce all 12 Bentley Speed Six Continuation Series by the end of 2025. Please visit the Bentley Motors website for more information.