Originally constructed in 1927, this car was one of the Bentley works-prepared racers for the 1927 24 Hours of Le Mans. Fitted with a four cylinder engine displacing almost 4.4 litre, it was forced to retire in the 1927 Le Mans race after a multiple car shunt. Woolf Bernato gave the car a nickname ‘Mother Gun’ in 1928.  After being campaigned for two more years, it was sold by the works to Richard Marker in UK in 1932. Marker used the car to race at the high-speed Brooklands track. Further modifications were carried through in 1934, as a remaining 6.5 litre ‘Speed Six’ engine was fitted. ‘Old Mother Gun’ changed hands again in 1936. New owner, Robin Jackson completely revised the chassis, fit a single-seater body and fit new pistons and conrods. The car was named  ‘Jackson Special’ raced in Brooklands until 1948. In 1989 the car was restored by Bentley expert Stanley Mann to campaign in historic races across Europe. CMF model of the Bentley Special matches the restored car as it raced as #56 Stanley Mann Racing in the 2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

1936FL2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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