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the high priest of vintage Bentleys 这是什么意思呀????? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2004-9-29 16:01:14 |Display all floors
This historic Bentley was designed, raced and owned by Mac McMakenzie the high priest of vintage Bentleys.

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Post time 2004-9-29 16:25:57 |Display all floors

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To understand this, you need some background about Bentley and Catholic system. Bentley is one of the three British car brands for the wealthiest and aristocratic people, e.g. prince Charles. High priest is a traditional post with high reputation and status in the Catholic system. When we talk about "vintage cars", we usually refer to cars manufactured between 1917 and 1930. They're considered as elegant and classic and therefore, are often targeted by collectors. So the passage is probably an ad for an veteran (old) car. They claim that this car is "the princess of the noble".

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Post time 2004-9-29 16:26:11 |Display all floors

High Priest

It means he is the number one expert. They could have said "guru" or "wizard" or "acknowledged master"

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Post time 2004-9-29 16:32:26 |Display all floors

"racing box"是什么呀,还有"Full FIA papers"也搞不懂,请赐教!!!!!

Chassis:
D type racing box
Up rated chassis spec suit road/race
New tyres on rebuilt wheels
New brake drums (front )
Recent test on  dyno shows engine output of 201 bhp. Wow!
Full FIA papers

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Post time 2004-9-29 16:45:24 |Display all floors

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racing box means the gear box suitable for racing i guess

full fia papers may be the certifications signed by FIA ,which are necessory if the car is going to join some track games.

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Post time 2004-9-29 17:14:55 |Display all floors

Hope this can help you more or less

It seems you're studying to become a sports car dealer, aren't you?
Up rated chassis spec suit road/race: chassis is the base of a car which decides the basic properties of a car.
New brake drums (front ): a brake drum is a piece of metal or something like that used as a part of brake.
Dyno is the abbreviation of the word "dynamometer" which is something used to measure a car's horsepower output.
FIA is the most authoritative non-government organization whose role includes assessing vehicles.
Again, all of these are used to illustrate how wonderful the veteran car is. Because obviously, you can't expect a car pruduced about 80 years ago can still perform as well as new vehicles.

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Post time 2004-9-29 17:55:19 |Display all floors

i express my thanks to all of you ,especially to "hungryjack".you know ,it help

我还有一点问题就是这里怎么理解呀???""""The factory was being cleared for war work and Lagonda were allowed to complete this car so long as she was exported (no doubt to get in a few badly needed dollars). """"
This superb rebuilt Lagonda is a painstaking recreation of a Le Mans car. So accurate is the body and spec one is speechless at its looks & quality. Originally this V12 Lagonda (chassis 16069) left the coachbuilder on the 1st February 1940 and was exported directly to the USA. The factory was being cleared for war work and Lagonda were allowed to complete this car so long as she was exported (no doubt to get in a few badly needed dollars). Exported and sold by British Motors Ltd of 463 Park Avenue, New York, NY
in1940.

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