Minichamps 100 139520 1:18 1930 Bentley 6 1/2 Liter Gurney Nutting Saloon "Blue Train Special"
In 1930 the coachbuilders Gurney Nutting produced this fixed head coupé for Capt Woolf Barnato. A stunning car that is truly unique, just one example was ever produced. Known as the 'Blue Train Bentley', this Speed Six is one of the most famous Bentley's of all time.
Its name was taken from a famous challenge that took place in 1930 and saw Barnato race 'Le Train Bleu' that ran the length of France between Cannes and Calais.
Barnato entered into a casual wager that he could not only race the Train to Calais in his Bentley Speed Six , he could in fact cross the channel to England before the train arrived in Calais. Such was Barnato's pace at the wheel of his Speed Six that, despite a puncture and failing to find the fuel lorry he had arranged near Auxerre
This unique Bentley will forever be known as the car that beat the Blue Train. he not only beat the train but also managed to arrive back in London four minutes before the train arrived in Calais.