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1931 Bentley 8 Litre
Chassis No. YX5121
Engine No. YX5122
Registration No. GW 2926
 
2013
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Flying Scotsman Rally, 2013

 
     
     
  Source: Photoshelter, posted by user 'Gerard Brown'
Posted: Jun 15, 2013
 
     
2009
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Silverstone 2009, Bentley Drivers Club 60th Anniversary

 
     
     
  Source: 10 Tenths Motorsport
Posted: Apr 10, 2013
 
     
2006
In England in 2006 / Owned by a BDC member
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  Source: Big Gaddi
Posted: Sep 24, 2010
 
     
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  Source: Unknown
Posted: Jun 01, 2009
 
     
May 1977
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The Windsor-Ascot Rally, May 1977
"Bentley 8 litre, 1930 Corsica tourer (YX5121) - The much modified and famous ex-Forrest Lycett car, now owned by BDC President Stanley Sedgwick." — Story and pictures by Ted and Gloria Reich

 
     
     
  Source: The Flying Lady, July 1977
Posted: Jun 25, 2013
 
     
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This famous car will forever be associated with just two people: Mr. Forrest Lycett, the original owner, and Mr. L. C. McKenzie, the developer.

The chassis was completed on the 29th December 1931 and endowed with an open 4-seater body by Corisca. Over the years, however, the car underwent continuous development resulting in this becoming the fastest Bentley from Cricklewood ever produced until the advent of John Goddards' 1972 run at Jabbeke. The chassis side frame members were substituted by those from a 4-litre Bentley, reducing the wheelbase from 12' to 11''; the whole car was lowered and weight was reduced from 2 1/2 tons to 33 cwt, largely by the fitting of a new duralumin body.

The engine was tuned to produce 340 bhp, by constant development until the 'limit' had been reached.

Many class records were taken both in England at Shelsley Walsh, Lewes and Brooklands and abroad at Antwerp, and at Jabbeke, where four class records stood for 8 years. Perhaps the best example of the power produced is in this car's ability to cover the flying mile in 25.56 sees (140.845 mph) and the standing mile in 37.76 secs (95.338 mph).

The car was acquired by Mr. Sears in April 960 upon the death of Mr. Forrest Lycett, in accordance with mutual arrangements which had been previously made.

 
     
     
  Source: Private Motor Car Collections of Great Britain, Peter Hugo, 1973
Posted: Oct 08, 2007
 
     
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Forrest Lycett in his 8-litre Bentley.

This photograph is from Motor Sport magazine, 1957.

Accompanying text reads: This car took the International Class B s.s. mile record at Brooklands in 1939, just before the Trak closed in 1939, being driven from London and back the same day.

 
     
     
  Source: Motor Sport magazine, 1957
Posted: Oct 21, 2008
 
     
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Forrest Lycett in his 8-litre Bentley.

 
     
     
  Source: Flickr, posted by user '66Alpine'
Posted: Apr 10, 2013
 
     
1954
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1954 Anglo-American Rally, England.

 
     
     
  Source: Walter McCarthy
Posted: May 10, 2010
 
     
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  Source: "The Autocar" magazine, Dec. 17, 1954
Posted: Mar 10, 2007
 
     
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  Source: Bentley Cars: 1934-1939, R. M. Clarke, 1969
Posted: Feb 22, 2008
 
     
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  Source: eBay & Unique Car Parts
Posted: Apr 10, 2013
 
     
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  Source: From article Bentleys on Road and Track published in The Motor, February 17, 1943
Posted: Mar 17, 2008
 
     
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Art rendering of Forrest
Lycett's 8-Litre Bentley

At the Lewes Speed
Trials in 1934

At the Lewes Speed
Trials in 1939
 
 

 

 
     
     
  Source: From article A Record Breaker on the Road published in The Motor, October 30, 1940
Posted: Mar 08, 2008
 
     
EARLIEST RECORD OF HISTORICAL FACTS & INFORMATION
 
Chassis No. YX5121
Engine No. YX5122
Registration No. GW 2926
Date of Delivery: Mar 1932
Type of Body: 4-seater
Coachbuilder: CORSICA
Type of Car: 12
   
First Owner: LYCETT FORREST
 
     
  More Info: Michael Hay, in his book Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1997, states: "F/8081. Rebuilt on 4 Litre frame 1934 - rebodied as 2 seater. Much developed and lightened.Flying Kilo at 134.755mph at Jabbeke 24th July 1950."  
     
     
  Posted: Mar 01, 2007  
     
 
 
 
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