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The Rolls-Royce Bluebird :: Pullman Gallery – London

By August 18, 2011Sports & Outdoors

John Elwell: The Blue Bird. Pullman Gallery

John Elwell: The Blue Bird. Pullman Gallery

John Elwell: The Blue Bird. Pullman Gallery

1935 Bluebird outside the Malcolm Campbell shed at Brooklands. Courtesy Brooklands Museum

1935 Bluebird outside the Malcolm Campbell shed at Brooklands. Courtesy Brooklands Museum

 

From Bluebird Team Racing.net: The Rolls-Royce Bluebird’s first outing was again at Daytona, where on 22nd February 1933, Campbell achieved 272.46mph, a new record by almost 20mph. The powerful engine though caused much wheel spin and ripping up of the Dunlops in the soft sand. However, Campbell was convinced the engine had the power to get to 300mph, and during the latter half of 1933 and 1934, the car was completely stripped down and rebuilt.

Sculpture: Pullman Gallery John Elwell: ‘The Bluebird’ United Kingdom. 2010
A superb, unique sculptural model of the 1935 ‘Bluebird’ land speed record-breaking car, the hand-wrought aluminium panels formed over a space frame, the six wheels and tyres cast in aluminium from a bespoke mould, complete with detailed cockpit, instrumentation, steering wheel, etc. Signed, numbered 1 of 1. Manufactured 2010.

Measurements:
width/length: 4 ft. 4 in.

Specifications:
Materials/Techniques: Hand-formed aluminium, cast aluminium.
Creator: John Elwell
Price: Contact dealer

+ Sources:
John Elwell: The Bluebird. Pullman Gallery • London, UK :: 1st Dibs
• Story of the Bluebird :: Bluebird Supporters Club :: By Nick Chapman

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