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unknown in Escape!, Movie, 1930 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible

unknown

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle

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fortengo HU

2018-07-17 20:42

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Looks like this Bentley Speed Six Boat-Tail Two Seater by Barker from 1929.

nzcarnerd NZ

2018-07-17 23:12

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fortengo wrote Looks like this Bentley Speed Six Boat-Tail Two Seater by Barker from 1929.


Interesting, I see in the Bonham's story it was originally ordered by the Duke of Kent but he didn't take it, and it was bought by a stock broker. Maybe he quickly went broke as the Depression hit and car became available for the movie. It was one of three though so maybe this is one of the others.

A hunt through the three pages of 6.5 litre models might find the other two. http://www.vintagebentleys.org/bentley-registry/page-09.php

-- Last edit: 2018-07-17 23:20:46

dsl SX

2018-07-18 00:54

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fortengo wrote Looks like this Bentley Speed Six Boat-Tail Two Seater by Barker from 1929.


= [KF2400]. There is also [FA2519], and maybe [FA2513] was the 3rd of the 3 Barker boat-tails - "When the Maharaja of Bhavnagar (India) had his 6½ litre Chassis FA2513 rebodied by Barkers in 1938, the original Barker boat-tail was bought by Coopers who modified it suitably and fitted it to the 4½ litre Chassis RN3050 (with Reg. no. UC 2801).".

Unless there are other candidates in nzcarnerd's linked list and next 2 pages ...

fortengo HU

2018-07-18 20:35

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Hmm... the problem is that neither of these other two Barker boat-tail bodies look exactly the same as the one in the movie. FA2519, the 1928 Olympia Motor Show car, has smaller doors of different shape – here is a period picture. FA2513 is even less close with its open wings, split windscreen, and vertical bonnet louvres.

johnfromstaffs EN

2018-07-18 22:33

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There is also a problem with the number of seats.

I am certain I have seen this car before, but as the parole board does not meet on any foreseeable date it would have to wait until I can get to the books.

johnfromstaffs EN

2018-07-19 12:18

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There are indications that an escape committee has been formed, all other things being equal it is possible that I may be released next week.

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