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1929 Bentley Blower race car is a prewar beauty

Bentley will build 12 "new" examples.

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Continuation cars have become a more commonplace practice as modern technology allows companies to recreate the past with precision. 

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Bentley said it will create a continuation series of 1929 Bentley Blower race cars.

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It's the first time any company has reproduced a prewar race car.

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Apparently, Bentley still has the original molds and tooling jigs for the iconic race car of the early 20th century.

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For those not in know, the Blower cars laid the groundwork for Bentley's motorsport domination in the late 1920s and early 1930s. 

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While the Blower didn't outright win at the car's entry in the 1930 24 Hours of Le Mans, it did help Bentley secure victory with a team of Speed Six race cars.

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The process will see its car stripped of every panel, nut, bolt and part before a 3D scanner immortalizes each component in the digital realm.

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From there, engineers and the Mulliner division will build 12 sets of parts to create 12 "new" Bentley Blowers. Manufacturing will involve both hand tools and modern assembly methods.

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The luxury marque underscored that each car will be absolutely identical to the original car in every way possible -- aside from areas dictated by modern safety regulations. 

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Bentley's Mulliner division said it will take two years to build all 12 cars, and no, there isn't a set price tag. Like at a fancy restaurant without the prices printed, you know if you can afford it or not.

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