Jay Leno Cruising in His 1929 Bentley Speed Six

Jay Leno was recently spotted cruising the streets of Los Angeles in one of his favorite cars, this stunning 1929 Bentley Speed Six. This man is truly blessed in our honest opinion - he already owns a garage full of exotic and classic cars, but automakers also give him the latest performance machines to test out at his leisure.

Let’s turn our attention back to the recent pictures of the Bentley Speed Six. This bulky looking machine originally had a 6-liter engine that was later upgraded to an 8-liter. Back in its glory days, this was a true performance car, but some components had to be changed in order to make this a more usable car.

Three SU carburetors have been added, replacing the 2 that were installed on the smaller engine, while the ignition was upgraded to a more reliable one than the magneto version the Speed Six came with.

This rugged machine has a headless block, so there are no head gaskets to fail, leaving you stranded and covered in oil at the side of a Los Angeles highway. Even though this is a
classic car, the engine features four valves per cylinder and an overhead cam. A Bentley Racing D 4-speed transmission with upgraded Gear Vendors overdrive takes care of the shifting, and judging by Jay’s expression, this is one pleasant to drive automobile.

Driving in one of these bad boys will not only make you look cool as heck, but also make everything else around you look boring. A car like this is normally only seen in a museum or classic car rally, but here’s Jay just driving along and having fun, looking like he’s just going to get some donuts. This is definitely better than spending all that money on a car like this and then locking it away in your personal volt of treasures, where no one can see it.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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