1925 Bentley 3 Litre MH 7580
Bentley won the 2nd 24 Hours of Le Mans back, back in 1924, thanks to their famous 3-Litre vehicle; it was privately raced by Capt John F. Duff and Frank Clement. By 1925, Bentley decided it was time to enter the race with a factory race car, and the Bentley 3 Litre MH 7580 was born.
This 1925 Bentley 3 Litre MH 7580 was ahead of the race, until it ran out of gas on the 19th lap. You see, a last-minute rule change required all cars to drive with raised hoods, which meant the extra aerodynamic drag made the cars use more fuel than initially calculated.
The legend before you was completely restored by William Medcalf Vintage Bentley in 2001, and was rebuilt once again over the last 2 years. The car retains its original Vanden Plas four-seater body, and it was fitted with a lower, more aerodynamic windscreen than initially designed to, thus improving speed.
The 1925 Bentley 3 Litre MH 7580 also features a large, 25-gallon fuel tank, stiffened suspension and an engine that was uprated to ‘Supersports’ specification. Come July, you will be able to admire it in all its glory at the 2016 Le Mans Classic in July, where it will return once again to ride on holy ground.