Bentley 8-Litre, year 1930. Chassis number YM504X, engine number YM504X, steering gear number YM504X. Chassis, engine, and steering gear have factory original matching numbers. Colour very dark blue combined with a black leather interior and black carpet. Grey mohair hood and grey tonneau cover. This magnificent Bentley 8-Litre was sold new in the United Kingdom to Mr. R. Rowley fitted with a four-door sports saloon body by the Carlton Carriage Company. Later owners were Mr. J.H. Dudley-Ward and Mr. R.M.R Eckard. In 1965 the car was presented with a new four-seater open tourer body built by Hoffmann & Burton. The presentation after rebuilt took place during the Kensington Gardens Bentley club meeting where the car was declared the event champion. In 2013, the Bentley was purchased by a collector from the Netherlands. The automobile is currently registered in the Netherlands, the original UK license plates with number GY 6838 are still present. This impressive and rare Bentley 8-litre is mentioned, described, and pictured in several Bentley books like ‘Bentley 50 Years of the Marque’ by Johnnie Green, published 1969, page 130 (photo in current guise). The book ‘Bentley: The Vintage Years’ by Michael Hay, published 1997, and in the booklet ’The How and Where of the 8-Litre Bentleys’ by Stanley Sedgwick, published in 1972. This magnificent Bentley 8-Litre is in a very good and wonderful vintage condition, and the car drives, handles, shifts and brakes superbly. The enormous 8-Litre ‘straight six’ engine shows incredible details, it sounds like a heavy thunderstorm, and it delivers massive amount of torque. The engine is fitted with three S.U. WB9002 carburettors and the original Bosch ignition. Only one hundred of Bentley 8-Litre production cars were delivered between October 1930 and December 1932. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a rare Bentley 8-Litre with a wonderfully documented history and provenance.
Engine: Six cilinder engine