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 Post subject: Bentley Val d'Isere
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:09 pm 
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Robert Jankel's Val d'Isere which was also available as Rolls-Royce and had an optional 4 wheel drive system.


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 Post subject: Re: Bentley Val d'Isere
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:07 am 
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The Val d’Isere was made on Bentley or Rolls-Royce (SWB or LWB, as brochure states, though I don’t recall any LWB Val d’Iseres). The rear was shortened and coachbuilt into an estate. Most of the cars had Bentley Turbo R front, regardless of the base model.
There was a special series of 15 cars made 1991-1995 for the Sultan of Brunei, which were based on Bentley Turbo R but had front modified with elements from Continental R (indicators, headlights mesh). These were badged also as Val d’Isere but are known as the Sports Estates.
There was also a model called Provence, which had longer cargo area.
Four-wheel drive was optional and it was a very interesting system designed by Robert Jankel. Front wheels were driven hydraulically by motors built into both front wheel hubs. The motors were powered by a hydraulic pump connected to transmission via a toothed belt-drive system. This additional front wheel drive was engaged always when first or reverse gear was selected and disengaged when the speed exceeded 30 mph.

Below,for comparison:
1. Bentley Val d'Isere
2. Rolls-Royce Provence
3,4. Bentley Sports Estate


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 Post subject: Re: Bentley Val d'Isere
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:48 am 
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2 more Provence's


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 Post subject: Re: Bentley Val d'Isere
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:00 am 
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Boybentley wrote:
2 more Provence's


These are not real, just photoshopped Val d'Iseres to show how a Bentley Provence would look like. I haven't seen a Bentley Provence picture yet and even a R-R provence only on the one pic posted above.


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 Post subject: Re: Bentley Val d'Isere
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:04 am 
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You're absolutely right,but nice photoshopping anyway :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Bentley Val d'Isere
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:07 pm 
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The Provence looks like a hearse to me :puh:


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 Post subject: Re: Bentley Val d'Isere
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:11 pm 
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robgeelen wrote:
The Provence looks like a hearse to me :puh:


I was just about to say that it's nice that you can still get a Rolls-Royce hearse, so we are building a body of opinion here...

Clive.


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 Post subject: Re: Bentley Val d'Isere
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:55 am 
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At the 2012 "Classic Days Schloss Dyck"...


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