Petersen Speed Six

Petersen Speed Six

 

 

This eminently driveable recreation of W.O. Bentley's legendary six-cylinder, 6.5-litre Le Mans Speed Six is blessed with the advantage of hindsight projected onto the original design specifications, enabling us to produce what many of our satisfied customers have called their ultimate driving experience.

Specifications:

 

CHASSIS:             Built using a genuine 1930's Bentley as the basis.

 

ENGINE:               Bentley 4.5-litre 6-cylinder or Rolls Royce 6.5-litre 8-                               cylinder engine fully rebuilt, dynamically balanced.

 

POWER OUTPUT: 185 B.H.P. and 255 B.H.P.

 

GEARBOX:           Modified Mk VI/R-Type gearbox

 

RADIATOR:          Speed Six radiator complete with new box and                                       core with 365mm mechanical fan.

 

AXLES:                 Modified Bentley front. Rear axle is high ratio unit                                 fitted with limited slip differential.

 

BRAKES:              Twin circuit power servo.

 

FUEL TANK:        Gran Touring fuel tank with fittings, approx 100 litres                              or 130 litres.

 

BODY:                 Vanden Plas Le Mans style. (English) ash framed,                                    aluminium skin, fabric covered. The interior is fitted                                out with the best quality green Wilton carpet and                                    Connolly leather upholstery. Black double duck hood                              and tonneau cover. Fitted toolbox.

 

DASHBOARD:     Machine-turned aluminium with black Jaeger type                                  aircraft-type instruments and period illumination.

 

WHEELS & TYRES: 19" or 21" (according to engine size and subsequent                                chassis length).

 

HEADLAMPS:      Lucas P100 with stone guards

 

EXHAUST:           Stainless steel exhaust with optional fishtail.

By applying modern engineering to a basis of genuine 1930’s Bentley components, the Petersen Speed Six can cope easily with modern traffic conditions.

 

Beneath the vintage Bentley exterior, reproduced to original specifications using either a 4.5-litre 6-cylinder, or a 6.5-litre 8-cylinder engine. Both engines are discretely fitted with electronic ignition combined with 4 speed synchromesh gearbox and high ratio rear axle for improved performance and reliability.

 

The result is an amazingly steady car with high torque at low revs.

© 2019 by Bonnie Petersen

Petersen Engineering

PLEASE NOTE: 

Featured are all examples of our work. All our cars are built to order for our customers to their own specifications and ideas.

 

We very rarely have our cars for re-sale - if we do we have information on our For Sale page. Please email if you require any more details about having a car built or parts we supply.

 

Builders of the:
PETERSEN 4.5 litre Blower 
PETERSEN Speed Six 4.9 litre 
PETERSEN Speed Eight 6.5 litre 

PETERSEN 4.9 litre Blower Road Racer
PETERSEN 27 Litre Meteor
PETERSEN Boat Tail and Bob Tail 
PETERSEN 'Dartmoor' Coupe
PETERSEN Paulin Coupe

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

Contact Us:

 

UK:

Bob Petersen

Tel: 00 44 (0)1409 221749 
Fax: 00 44 (0)1409 221041

email: petersen.engineering@talk21.com

 

 

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