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APR 12th 2019
Andrew Frankel

Andrew Frankel

Thank Frankel it’s Friday: What’s the ultimate vintage tow car?

Yesterday someone kindly sent me an image of Martin Overington refuelling his supercharged 4.5-litre Bentley complete with the brand new Bentley Continental GT3 car he was towing to Silverstone at the time. Long of wheelbase, even longer of torque, an old Bentley is actually pretty much the perfect tow car just so long as you’re prepared to accept the brakes aren’t really up to slowing the car itself, let alone the tonne and a half it’s towing. But as someone who’s used to racing a Bentley with no front brakes at all, you just leave a little more room and usually all will be fine.

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