The Guest of Honour

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Old No.7 approaches White House corner at Le Mans.
Old No.7 approaches White House corner at Le Mans.
Old No.7 approaches White House corner at Le Mans. The famous Bentley 3 litre, chassis No. 7, known as 'Old No. 7'. Driven by Davis and Benjafield to a famous victory after the crash at White House corner, Le Mans. Old No. 7 was the guest of honour at the victory dinner held at the Savoy Hotel. Old No. 7, winner at Le Mans in 1927. Davis at the wheel, unaware of the impending crash. Seconds before the crash that nearly wiped out the whole Bentley team, Davis approaches White House corner.

The Guest of Honour

Limited Edition of 7

Regular price £21,000.00 Sale

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Bronze on granite plinth

Old No. 7 approaches White House Corner at Le Mans.

Plinth dimensions: 500mm x 300mm x 75mm

Weight: 155kg

Height, inc. plinth: 480mm

Width: 1140mm

The Guest of Honour pays homage to a famous racing Bentley and its drivers, Benjafield and Davis. The car, known as ‘Old No. 7’, won at Le Mans in 1927 and the sculpture focuses on the moment when Benjafield narrowly avoided colliding with his team mates, as the rest of the Bentley team had crashed ahead of him. The Savoy Hotel was the location for a renowned celebration dinner, organised by Autocar magazine. Old No. 7 was ‘The Guest of Honour’. The Bentley Boys sat down to an eleven course banquet around a horseshoe-shaped table with the car in pride of place.

 

HOW TO BUY

This sculpture is individually made to order. To commission a sculpture, please contact Tim Potts on the enquiry form below. Payment needs to be made in full by bank transfer prior to casting. The casting and finishing process takes 12 weeks from order to completion.