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Finances stretched for car enthusiast.

We would imagine that buying a £425,000 Bentley Speed Six would be enough to warrant a sit down. Well, perhaps not. As Mercedes Brewer, 67, has a much greater reason to perch her gluteus maximus on a comfy seat.

We would imagine that buying a £425,000 Bentley Speed Six would be enough to warrant a sit down. Well, perhaps not. As Mercedes Brewer, 67, has a much greater reason to perch her gluteus maximus on a comfy seat. The car enthusiast Bentley lover has just been awarded £94,000 in damages after she sued the company who sold her the 1930s classic.

What’s the reason for the court ruling? Well, when she came to sell the car, she was informed that the car has about as much in common with a Speed Six as Leopards do with cheese. Yep, that’s right, she had bought a car with so many modifications, it would have fooled anyone into thinking it was genuine.

Judge Anthony Thornton QC was quoted to say it was ‘no longer capable of being accurately described as a 1930 Bentley Speed Six car’. Ouch.
Mrs Brewer said: ‘When I was told the car didn't have a Speed Six engine I couldn't believe it, I was disgusted.’

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