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Signage: 1936 Bentley 4-1/2 liter Lemans RC Series; Vandenplas fabric body, cycle fenders, louvered hood and stone guards
This is one of the six 4-1/2 liter W.O. Bentley RC Series cars built by Knobby Clarke, the past manager of Bentley. The cars were built in 1936 after the Rolls Royce-Bentley merger. Knobby Clarke personally assembled the cars. The RC Series had the ultimate specs of the 4-1/2 liter models, as learned during the period 1925-1931. Heavier non-twisting frames, 6-1/2 liter differentials, high numerical ratio steering boxes, wrap around (double shoe) brakes, finned drums and flame arresting carburetors. The Bentley Drivers Club recognizes these cars as authentic Vintage Bentleys since all the parts were designed and manufactured before 1930. Its registration number in the Bentley Register is EMF 115. There are only 4 of these cars in existence.