1928 Bentley Le Mans brochure – ‘Bentley Wins Again’
The vintage original booklet measures 7.5×10″ / 19x 25.5cm and is 28 pages plus end papers between semi stiff embossed covers, and cord bound. It is in very good condition but with shelf wear to covers – though the inside pages are very bright and clean.
This is a high quality factory publication produced to celebrate the marques’ win at the 1928 Le Mans. The title ‘Again’ comes from the success with W.O. Bentley racing at Le Mans in 1924, 1927 & 1928. The Bentley 4.5L (4 ½ Litre) that won the race was driven by Capt Woolf Barnato & B. Rubin to a distance of 1658.6 miles @ 69.1 mph. The main content of the publication is sourced as a period reprint of articles by The Autocar and The Motor, the two most renowned motoring periodicals of the time. The pages are very nicely printed on art quality paper, which add richness to the finely embossed covers. Inside are lovely illustrations from F. Gordon Crosby and other artists. This was produced by F.A. Corbet at the press of Herbert Fitch & Co Ltd, who also produced the car sales brochure for Bentley. (BenX)
- Pre-war W.O. Bentley items are super-rare!