1931 | Bentley 8 Litre

 

EUR 926,999 JPY 120,667,439 BGN 1,813,024 CZK 22,704,983 DKK 6,898,169 GBP 800,000 HUF 330,104,287 PLN 4,209,873 RON 4,582,063 SEK 9,518,795 CHF 966,767 ISK 136,268,829 NOK 9,257,289 HRK 6,971,495 RUB 81,576,918 TRY 14,392,213 AUD 1,464,936 BRL 5,873,557 CAD 1,328,389 CNY 6,741,877 HKD 8,261,321 IDR 15,192,444,939 ILS 3,296,871 INR 78,743,453 KRW 1,261,895,711 MXN 21,569,780 MYR 4,433,928 NZD 1,552,260 PHP 54,439,861 SGD 1,429,247 THB 35,256,547 ZAR 16,319,166

 

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

Bentley 8 Litre

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1931 | Bentley 8 Litre

EUR 926,999 JPY 120,667,439 BGN 1,813,024 CZK 22,704,983 DKK 6,898,169 GBP 800,000 HUF 330,104,287 PLN 4,209,873 RON 4,582,063 SEK 9,518,795 CHF 966,767 ISK 136,268,829 NOK 9,257,289 HRK 6,971,495 RUB 81,576,918 TRY 14,392,213 AUD 1,464,936 BRL 5,873,557 CAD 1,328,389 CNY 6,741,877 HKD 8,261,321 IDR 15,192,444,939 ILS 3,296,871 INR 78,743,453 KRW 1,261,895,711 MXN 21,569,780 MYR 4,433,928 NZD 1,552,260 PHP 54,439,861 SGD 1,429,247 THB 35,256,547 ZAR 16,319,166

 

United Kingdom

 
Convertible / Tourer
162/220 kw/hp
Richard Biddulph

Vintage & Prestige Fine Motor Cars

Description

1931 Bentley 8 Litre Sports Tourer Coachwork in the style of Vanden Plas by James Pearce

Chassis No. YX5109
Engine Number: YX5109
Registration number: GY31
Previously sold & supplied by ourselves in 2013 to a prominent foreign collection where it has been almost unused, but kept on the button ready for immediate use amongst a collection of 50 or so other world class cars.

This 8 Litre was supplied from London's famed agency of Jack Barclay Ltd. with formal Sedanca de Ville Coachwork. Given the timing of its purchase by the first recorded owner G. Henscher as mid-1932, it seems likely that perhaps the car was used by Barclay staff as a demonstrator. Michael Hay's book on the model notes that prior to acquisition by Henscher the car had already covered more than 2,400 miles and that when sold it was sold as 'second-hand' and was to receive new glass, and a full structural service of the bodywork by Freestone and Webb, prior to its delivery. The car continued to be maintained by the factory until just before the war.

Its known ownership history is relatively uncomplicated, the car being the property of Joseph Perry of Birmingham just before the war and remaining with him until 1947 when acquired by Col. Walton in 1947, at which point it is known to have spent some time in Scotland. In 1962 the car was the property of a Willy P. Dale and later traded through Dan Margulies to Barry Eastick.

YX 5109 was restored in the 1970s by Hoffman and Mountford, at which point it was rebodied in the guise of the earlier 4½ and Speed Six 'Le Mans' fabric touring bodies, a style which was famously only fitted to one 8 Litre car. James Pearce's eye for a good looking sports tourer was arguably second to none and the bodywork fitted to this car is extremely well designed, in that despite retaining its original 13 ft chassis, the length of the car is hidden in its good proportions. The entire process is understood to have taken 2 years from 1974 to 1976 and cost some £29,000 back in the days when labour was a mere £3 per hour! On its completion it was shown at the Bentley Drivers Club Dorchester House meet in 1978 and later at the Kensington Gardens meet, in the 1980s. Shortly after this the car passed into the American ownership of Bill Chadwick of Dallas, Texas and is known to have been shown at the RROC Regional Meet in Salado, Texas in 1986.

In 1988 the 8 Litre was sent to Elmdown Engineering and received a full engine rebuild with new shell bearings, a Phoenix crankshaft and rods and full flow oil filter were fitted.

Later, a Laycock heavy duty overdrive was also fitted, to enable even more effortless cruising at high speeds.

The 8 Litre was acquired by Charles H. Brown at public auction in 1995. It resided in his coachhouse in the UK until 2013 recording modest mileage in the 18 years tenure and being well maintained, including a thorough service by Elmdown. The car presents beautifully in superb cosmetic & mechanical condition.

Ready for the road, this is an undeniably handsome sports tourer and a represents a fabulous way to appreciate the 8 Litre's legendary performance. Beyond sheer long distance touring, it would of course be welcomed back in to the fold by the Bentley Driver's Club in the U.K. and Rolls-Royce Owners Club in the U.S.
As the car is currently abroad we will arrange world wide shipping as part of the sale price.
Call Richard Biddulph. Mobile ++44 (0) 7967 260673
Simone Della Corte Mobile ++44 (0) 7377070943
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