MRAdvent 14 Dec: Bentley Blower for the price of a Dacia?

Bentley Blower scale model

OK, so the title is a tad misleading, for which we apologise. You can, in fact, pick up a Bentley Blower for less than the price of a new Dacia Sandero. But you may have to make one or two tiny sacrifices.

The Bentley Blower – which got its name from the front-mounted supercharger – made its race debut at Brooklands in 1929 and until now we thought ownership was the preserve of the rich and famous. But no, it turns out you can ‘drive away’ in a Bentley Blower for £5,166. Still want that £5,995 Dacia Sandero Access?

Each Blower takes an incredible 3,000 hours to complete and consists of 1,000 individual resin and aluminium parts. The only catch? It’s a 1:8 scale model. No seats for five adults or a 3-year/60,000-mile warranty with this machine. On the plus side, we guarantee the Bentley will fit neatly into your garage.

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Think of this as a Motoring Research public service announcement. With 10 days to go until Christmas, you’re probably in need of some last minute present ideas. And we’re pretty sure your petrolhead friend will appreciate a £5k Bentley Blower. Sadly, you will have to fork out an extra £12.87 for postage, which feels a bit Scrooge-like given the price of the model. Maybe that Sandero is looking more attractive after all.

But don’t worry if – like 99.9% of the world’s population – you cannot justify spending £5,000 on a model car, Bentley offers a 1:18 scale model for £150. It even features turning wheels, along with an opening bonnet and doors. But like the Sandero Access, there is no radio. You pays yer money and you takes yer choice.

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