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1924 Le Mans-winning Bentley to go on show

Wed, 29 Jan 2014

A 90-YEAR-OLD Le Mans-winning Bentley is to go on display in Paris next week as part of the prestigious Rétromobile exhibition.

The car, which won the 1924 Le Mans race with John Duff and Frank Clement behind the wheel, is to be Bentley’s headline act at this year’s show.

It was picked as a celebration of the rejuvenation of Bentley’s racing programme, with the Continental GT3 racer this year competing in races at Silverstone in Northamptonshire, Italy’s famous Monza and the cutting edge Paul Ricard circuit in southern France.

This Bentley 3 Litre was the first overseas winner of what was, and still is, the world’s greatest circuit-based endurance event.

Richard Charlesworth, Head of the Bentley Heritage Collection, said: “This is a wonderful car to lead our presence at Rétromobile in Paris and we are particularly grateful to the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and Musée Automobile de la Sarthe for their kind support.

“The car is truly one of the great racing Bentleys and is part of this marque’s unique association with France and motor racing.”

By Press Association reporter