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Captain Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin, 3rd Bart. Ex-RFC (Palestine), racing driver 1921-33. One of the "Bentley Boys", raced at Le Mans 1928-32. Helped produce the 4½-litre Blower Bentley, in No. 1 set the Brooklands Outer Circuit lap record of 137 mph. Was in several epic races - 1930 Le Mans in which he duelled with the Mercedes SSK; 2nd place in 1930 French GP in his 4½-litre Bentley tourer. Died in '33 from septicaemia/malaria after burning his arm on his Alfa Romeo's exhaust at the Tripoli…

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'Blower' Bentley buying guide

Bentley 4½ litre "Blower" (1929 to 1931) – Engine: 4,398.25cc, four-cyl, Top Speed: 100mph plus, 0-60mph: 8sec Economy: 10mpg