Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: David Santiago

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: David Santiago

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre LeMans Sports

Boca Raton Concours 2019

Mar 1, 2019 | On Show

Eighty-nine years ago, this very car set a new track record at Le Mans in the 1928 24-hour race. It led the race for the first few hours before ultimately retiring after 71 laps with a broken water pipe caused by a cracked frame. It returned to Le Mans in 1929 and finished third overall, travelling 1,614.547 miles at an average speed of 67.273 mph. The car was part of a Bentley sweep of the top four places in the 1929 race. Bentley was the featured class at this year’s Boca Raton Concours, and for endurance racing fans, seeing this particular car was the highlight of the whole event.

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