Bentley Blower 1929 Wade Pin Dish No 18 Of "veteran Cars Series 6" Set 081=myref
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Bentley Blower 1929 Wade Pin Dish No 18 Of "veteran Cars Series 6" Set 081=myref:
1929 4.5L Derby Bentley Supercharged Blower, on a Moko / Wade pin DISH.
This is number 18 of the "Veteran Cars Series 6" (Competition Cars), set.
Note: This dish design is MUCH!!! rarer and harder to find than others, so while the Rolls-Royce AX201 version is quite common, this one is very special.
(When did you last, if ever!, see another?)
Size: 5" (13 cm) in diameter
Condition: VERY GOOD. Near mint.
White or off-white with a light grey 'pie-crust' edge to depict a vintage car tyre.
Stamped: "Veteran & Vintage Cars","Series 6. (NO.18)","1929 Bentley (England)","250 B.H.P. 4 CYL. 4.5 Litres","Supercharged","Four-Seater Racing Body",
"(No 2 car of the Dorothy Paget / Henry Birkin Team)","An R.K product","by WADE","of England", "Design Authenticated","By The","Vintage Sports Car Club","of","Great Britain", on the back. The sets as I know them:
- 1899 BENZ (Series 1. No 1)
- 1912 FORD MODEL T (Series 1. No 2)
- 1904 DARRACQ (Series 1. No 3)
- 1903 SUNBEAM (Series 2. No 4)
- 1907 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST (Series 2. No 5)
- 1902 BABY PEUGEOT (#6) (Series 2. No 6)
- 1904 BE DION BOUTON (Series 3. No 7)
- 1905 SPYKER (Series 3. No 8)
- 1903 LANCHESTER (Series 3. No 9)
- 1904 OLDSMOBILE (Series 4. No 10)
- 1903 CADILLAC (Series 4. No 11)
- 1903 WHITE STEAM CAR (Series 4. No 12)
- 1908 ITALA (Series 5. No 13)
- 1913 BUGATTI (Series 5. No 14)
- 1914 T.T. SUNBEAM (Series 5. No 15)
- 1924 ALFA ROMEO (Series 6. No 16)
- 1927 BUGATTI TYPE 35B (Series 6. No 17)
- 1929 BENTLEY (Series 6. No 18)
- 1913 VAUXHALL "PRINCE HENRY" (Series 7. No 19)
- 1925 M.G. (Series 7. No 20)
- ? (Series 7. No 21)
- ? (Series 8. No 22)
- 1933 DUESENBERG SJ. (Series 8. No 23)
- ? (Series 8. No 24)
Note: The real "Silver Ghost" car, shown in the last picture, is also NOT included in this sale.. AX201 "The Silver Ghost", history summary.
The original Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, chassis number 60551 - known worldwide by its registration number AX 201 - is quite possibly the most travelled, as well as the most valuable car in the world. Should it ever be sold, estimates of its value range from £10,000,000 to £30,000,000. It is reputed to be insured for £25,000,000.
The Silver Ghost is also a film star - it appeared in the 1965 film Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines. AX 201 actually belongs to Bentley Motors Ltd (owned by VW) rather than Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd (owned by BMW). It was commissioned by Claude Johnson (often referred to as the hyphen in Rolls-Royce), Managing Director of the company.
The Barker-bodied 'Roi de Belges' Tourer was used in the 1907 Scottish Reliability Trials and immediately afterwards covered 15,000 miles, being driven between London and Glasgow 27 times. During this time, with the exception of punctures, which were commonplace in the days before proper metalled roads, the car suffered only one involuntary stop - when a petrol tap was found to be in the off position!
AX 201 is technically the only car entitled to be called Silver Ghost. However, due to it's success and fame, the term came to be used for all 40/50hp Rolls-Royces from 1907 until the introduction of the 40/50 Phantom in 1925.
The Silver Ghost was sold to a customer in 1908 and remained in private hands until the company bought it back in 1948. Despite it's value, AX 201 is no museum piece. It is regularly driven and tours almost constantly to appear at events worldwide.
Prior to the sale of the "Rolls-Royce Motors" name to Volkswagen in 1998, AX201 was stored, (when not is use), at the Rolls-Royce Motors Limited factory in Crewe, England.
For many years after the name sale, AX201 was stored at the Rolls-Royce Enthusiast's Club's headquarters, The Hunt House in Paulerspury, Northamptonshire, England.
Recently AX201 has been moved to the BMW head office display in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Note: AX201 was included in the sale of the Rolls-Royce name to BMW by Volkswagen in 2002. UK BUYERS.
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