Why Bentley Is Putting a 1929 Roadster Back Into Production

The Speed Six is beautiful—but it's the brand image that's getting the real polish

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In June 1929, a correspondent for The Motor magazine tucked away his notebook and hurried back across the English Channel to file the biggest story of the summer. The British racing team of Bentley Motors Limited had won the 24-hour race at Le Mans, the most prestigious victory (then and now) in the world of motorsports.

“British Victory at Le Mans,” declared the ensuing headline. “Bentley Cars Sweep the Board.”

The victory itself wasn’t the only news.

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