1929 4.5 Litre Bentley
1 2 3 4
|This model was very well
received by Bentley owners and collectors alike but the Bentley Owners
Club complained about the unrealistic metallic green colour and it was
promptly changed to British Racing Green. The early metallic versions
became fairly rare (pics.1 & 2). The major variant on this model
concerns the front radiator which on early versions was cast as part of
the body, then later becoming separate and used to trap the headlamp stalk
in place. Obviously these early cast in versions were the same colour as
the body whilst later were painted silver. The racing number on the side
can be a black '5' (versions seen with the earlier No.5 off the
first Bentley), a black '3' and a red '6' off the Y6 Bugatti model.
The tonneau cover and seats (one piece) came in dark green, dark red and then bright red but this last type are very prone to fading and turn pinky colour. There are actually 4 different types of base castings and I'll post these later on.
There are minor variations to the rear tank filler cap, the rear springs and the small blower assembly as viewed from underneath.
Box Range for Y5-2
D1D2 D3 E E1 F
(it also came in the Mobil box)