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The Napier Bentley


There were quite a few exotic cars at the Liverpool Pageant of Power, a posse of Ferraris, The Bugatti Veyron, Bentley and Rolls limousines, but the star of the show for me was the Napier Bentley. Built in 1968 as a one-off special, the car  has a 24 Litre Napier Sea Lion Engine with 12 cylinders with a capacity of 24 litres and is built on a 1929 Bentley Chassis. The shape of the grille is based on the air intake of a World War II Typhoon aircraft.

The sound as it ran along the Strand was, to say the least, invigorating, a bit like a cluster of bombs exploding  every so often. It is seen here in the pit area in front of the Liverpool One Hilton Hotel.

The link below shows the car setting of on it's run down the Strand. (and gives some idea of the crowds there)

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The Napier Bentley


There were quite a few exotic cars at the Liverpool Pageant of Power, a posse of Ferraris, The Bugatti Veyron, Bentley and Rolls limousines, but the star of the show for me was the Napier Bentley. Built in 1968 as a one-off special, the car  has a 24 Litre Napier Sea Lion Engine with 12 cylinders with a capacity of 24 litres and is built on a 1929 Bentley Chassis. The shape of the grille is based on the air intake of a World War II Typhoon aircraft.

The sound as it ran along the Strand was, to say the least, invigorating, a bit like a cluster of bombs exploding  every so often. It is seen here in the pit area in front of the Liverpool One Hilton Hotel.

The link below shows the car setting of on it's run down the Strand. (and gives some idea of the crowds there)

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comments (7)

  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 27 May 2010, 00:12
What a great looking car
Les Auld: It is indeed Vintage, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 May 2010, 06:24
Good grief - what a beast Les!
Les Auld: Beast is the right word Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 May 2010, 07:16
Wow, and she doesn't even have a steam engine tongue

Great car and with that engine it could be deemed to be monstrous. Having such an aero engine reminds me of a car that was built about the same time around the Rolls Merlin engine that was used in the latest Spitfires. The 24 pistons were placed cylindrical around the crank. Difficult to remember everything, but I believe the car was governed at 1600 revs at which it was above 300 km/h in top gear.
Les Auld: There were several cars that I know of that aero engines Louis, thanks for the comment.
What a wonderful sound...what a beast and a great picture of it Les
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, a very evocative sound indeed.
Super car, really nice shot Lessmile
Les Auld: It is indeed Linda, thanks for the comment.
  • KiMeRa
  • Spain
  • 27 May 2010, 17:31
very beautiful car, good treatment
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment, appreciate it.
Great car, great video and great sound, well done Les.
Les Auld: A grand car indeed Brian, thanks for the comment.

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