Oxford's 1:76 scale model of the 1927 Bentley 4 ½ litre car is a replica of the vehicle which W O Bentley developed on a sports car chassis. However, the supercharged vehicle known as the Bentley Blower was the result of some tinkering by one of his ‘Bentley Boys’ who saw the potential of a more powerful engine suitable for racing. Despite protests from W O Bentley himself, the Bentley Blower saw great success on the race track, although of the 740 Bentley 4 ½ litre cars made, only 50 were converted to the souped up Blower status.
Here we see the Bentley in its signature British Racing Green but without a race number on it. Instead it sports a patriotic Union Flag on both doors. With a folded down windscreen, it features a black tonneau cover and dark green seats. Further detail includes tan leather bonnet straps and a silver dashboard with black dials.