Bentley Embiricos returns to its roots, visits the Crewe factory from where it rolled out during the 1930s.


One of the rarest Bentleys ever made, the 4 ¼-liter Embiricos, has made a visit at the company’s home in Crewe. The car was manufactured during the 30s when Bentley was owned by Rolls-Royce and it was commissioned by Andre Embiricios, a wealthy Greek racing driver that was living at that time in Paris. He collaborated with a designer working for coachbuilders Pourtout Carrossier and the end result is this aerodynamic and sleek body.

The Bentley Embiricos managed to hit a top speed of 114.64 mph (184.5 km/h) at Brooklands, while the owner drove it on a daily basis as a road car. It was sold later on in 1939 to H.S.F who took it to three 24-hour Le Mans races after WW II, managing to finish on the sixth spot during the 1949 edition.

Despite the fact that it was a one-off, this model inspired the British automaker to adopt more streamlined style for upcoming models. In 1939, a Bentley designer by the name of Ivan Evernden teamed up with Paulin for creating a Mark V prototype named Corniche, which unfortunately was destroyed during WW II. Another model inspired from the Embiricos was the 1952 Type R Continental, while Bentley is saying that even today’s Continental GT Coupe has borrowed some styling cues from the Embiricos.

Full details about the car in the press release below.


Bentley Embiricos makes a visit at Crewe factory