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    Bentley Trainees Brings Back It’s Historical Engine To Life, Company Claims To Achieve A New Level Milestone

    One of the most premium and luxurious brands in this automobile, Bentley has proved it’s mantel and done a very astonishing task. Engine No.

    212 which was earlier manufactured by Bentley for a commercial purpose, so according to news, the trainees bring back 1923 four-cylinder back to it’s life.

    The 3.0-litre originally used in Bentley chassis 209 which was in a very pathetic condition. The engine owned by Royal Artillery Corps School back over 70 years before it was properly restored to it’s original condition.

    It took about 700-hour for restoration by trainee at Bentley HQ in Crewe, London. The engine was completely stripped to single components as part of the project.

    Once reassembled, the engine was presented on a purpose-built base for a centenary exhibition at Bentley’s Crewe headquarters, as it’s project based research work.

    At the same time, the apprentices designed and built a special plinth which would display the engine at its best.

    The apprentices obtained chassis diagrams from the original car to create a set of supporting legs that will carry engine No. 212 for years to come.

    Little is known about the early history of the 3.0-litre, four-cylinder engine No. 212. It was originally mated in the chassis No.209 and then passed on to an unknown coachbuilder who applied it’s bodywork.

    The car would have been driven during the late 1920s, when Bentley was enjoying huge racing success at Le Mans.Eventually, the engine passed on to the Royal Artillery Corps School in Bovington, Dorset, where it was used from 1935 onwards as a training aid to teach students on the workings of the internal combustion engine.

    Historians at Bentley believe this suggests the owner of chassis 209 might have been a member of the armed forces.

    The engine remained in the possession of the Corps until 2011, when it was offered back to Bentley. The unit then sat in safe storage until last year when it was decided that No. 212 should enjoy a new lease of life, undergoing restoration for Bentley’s 2019 centenary celebrations.

    Bentley offers a range of apprenticeship programmes in disciplines ranging from Engineering and Sales & Marketing, to HR and Purchasing & Finance.

    The latest apprenticeship intake, 46 new recruits, recently started with the business, bringing the total number of Bentley apprentices to over 130.The three to four year programmes allow trainees to develop a balance of skills while working towards recognised automotive apprenticeship qualifications.


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