Lot 271 - 1989 12858 Eight
|Odometer reading||80,283 miles|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £8,000|
Bentley Motors Limited was founded on 18th January, 1919 by Walter Owen Bentley known as W.O. Bentley or just 'W O'. Bentley had been previously known for his range of rotary aero-engines in World War I, the most famous being the Bentley BR1 as used in later versions of the Sopwith Camel. After the war, W. O. Bentley designed and made production cars that won the 24 hours Le Mans in 1924 and following models which repeated those successes each June 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930. Woolf Barnato acquired his first Bentley (a 3 Litre) in 1925, just 12 months before he also acquired the business itself. With this car he won numerous Brooklands races and was a member of a social set of wealthy British motorists known as the 'Bentley Boys'. After being purchased by Rolls-Royce in 1931, when production was moved from London to Derby and later to Crewe, the company was subsequently sold to the Volkswagen Group in 1998. The business is still based in Crewe, with their main vehicle production facilities located there.
This 1989 registered Bentley Eight, a Crewe car, is finished in the traditional colour combination of British Racing Green and cream interior. Supplied by Jack Barclay Ltd, the car comes with a good degree of service history, as can be expected from marque specialists. Described by the vendor as being "a delight" to drive, this fuel injected example offers luxury motoring at an affordable price. Supplied with the original service book, a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this Bentley Eight represents exceptional value given the estimate.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.