The oldest Bentley celebrates a significant 100th anniversary.
The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is one of the most famous motor races in the world. his sense of danger and thrill has never failed to impress drivers and racing enthusiasts everywhere. It was there that the second Bentley ever made, and the oldest survivor to date, cemented an epic legacy with a race victory. In 1922, the Bentley EXP2, the second development car which would eventually give way to the 3-litre Bentley, produced between 1921 and 1929.
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100 years ago, the Bentley EXP2 won the 1922 RAC Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man, and on June 25, 2022, 100 years later, 78 historic Bentleys, led by the legendary EXP2, gathered on the island de Man to celebrate the centenary of this incredible victory, and in turn, the event has become one of the biggest gatherings of 3-litre Bentleys ever. The rally of cars had an estimated combined value of over £40million and coming from as far away as America, New Zealand and Switzerland, it was a once-in-a-lifetime event to see the cars together. EXP2 was crucial in helping Bentley become the brand it is today, and 100 years later it’s still here to see Bentley’s incredible present and future.