1998 Bentley Eight
Lot 164
c.1988 Bentley Eight Sports Saloon, Chassis no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
Sold for £4,600 (US$ 7,511) inc. premium

Lot Details
1998 Bentley Eight 1998 Bentley Eight
c.1988 Bentley Eight Sports Saloon

Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. to be advised
Engine no. to be advised

Footnotes

  • The repositioning of the Bentley marque as Rolls-Royce's enthusiast, high-performance partner had begun in 1982 with the introduction of the Bentley Mulsanne Turbo, yet one crucial element of the package remained relatively undeveloped: the chassis. As it happened, the modifications necessary to enable the greatly increased urge to be exploited to the full - firmer damping and altered spring rates - debuted in 1984 on the evocatively named yet normally aspirated Bentley Eight. By giving the Eight a simple mesh grille in vintage Le Mans style, its designers created a distinctive new model, furthering Bentley's revival as Rolls-Royce's sporting partner. Conceived as an 'entry level' model, the normally aspirated Eight was pitched against the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series yet was more expensive than its German rivals at a little under £50,000 when launched. The saving of some £5,000 over the price of a standard Mulsanne was achieved by a slight reduction in interior specification - straight-grain walnut rather than the traditional burr, for example - yet the overall effect of unconstrained luxury remained virtually unchanged.

    This Bentley Eight was purchased by the current vendor around six years ago. Regularly serviced by a local specialist – an ex-Crewe factory employee – it benefits from a suspension rebuild undertaken three years ago and is described as in generally good/excellent condition, though the paintwork would benefit from attention in some areas. The car is finished in red with cream leather interior and comes with current MoT and Swansea V5C document.

Saleroom notices

  • It has been confirmed that this car is definitely 1988, first registered 19/10/1988. It is MoT'd until 14/04/2014. The registration number for this vehicle is F44 7KGT, the Engine Number is 65667L4101/9.
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