Lot 238 - 1987 Bentley Eight
|Odometer reading||96,700 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,816|
After being purchased by Rolls-Royce in 1931, Bentley production was moved from London to Derby and later to Crewe. Following on from the hugely successful series of T-series models, the next generation of cars also proved extremely capable. The Bentley Eight offered slight handling improvements and was so popular that sales expanded from the original UK market to Europe and the United States. Fuel injection and anti-lock brakes were added in 1986 with leather upholstery and power memory seats becoming standard in 1987.
The sound example presented here is supplied in pale blue with a matching blue leather interior. The leather itself is in excellent condition throughout and the wood used for the dash is an elegant ebony style. The car has had eight previous owners, the last two of which were Stella Janes preceded by Lord Russell Janes. Their local workshop, Windsor Garage, looked after the car during that time with invoices available to view within the history file. An MoT test certificate is also supplied, valid until May 2017, with the owner's manual and service history (last service 1,600 miles ago). Two Avon Turbospeed tyres have been supplied to the rear ensuring a straight and true ride as well as ice-cold air-conditioning and a Panasonic hifi with six-CD interchanger; this gentleman's express is offered at no reserve and sports supremely understated elegance.
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