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  1. James Thorne says

    This car was a significant rebuild of the Napier \"Lion\"-engined Blue Bird with which Sir Malcolm Campbell had broken the World Land Speed Record in 1931 (at 246.09mph) and again (and the 250mph barrier, at 253.91mph) in 1932.
    Now powered by a new supercharged 36.7 litre Rolls Royce \"R\" engine, Campbell used this evolution of the car to increase his own World Land Speed Record to 272.46mph at Daytona Beach on 22nd February 1933.
    Subsequent further modification enabled him eventually to take the car to over 300mph, setting the record at 301.47mph, at Bonneville Salt Flats in 1935.

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