Bentley 8.0 Litre Bentley
Sale price: £880,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 17.02.2016
Car location: GRAYS, United KingdomSale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
Chassis number: YM5032. Eng. YM5032.
This Freestone & Webb Limousine 7-seater was originally delivered to Mr. R. B. Dick in Scotland. in June 1931. who placed the car in the sword collection for some 30 years.
The car was auctioned from the sword collection in March 1965 where the car sold for £1520.
The car was subsequently owned by Douglas Worral until 1982. Douglas used the car on numerous B. D. C events over the years. Filmed at some stage with W. O Bentley at his home and shown on British television. Offered for sale by Coys of Kensington in December1984. “…in excellent original condition throughout. The car was finished in duck egg blue and royal blue with black leather to the front and beige Bedford cord to the rear”. In 1985/6. the car was re-bodied by Elmdown Vintage Autos as a Le Mans replica for Stanley Mann and the engine was fitted with a Phoenix crank and rods as well as new pistons.
In 1988 Ed Hubbard used the car for one of his numerous record attempts at Millbrook. where the car averaged 108mph for an hour. This car has also been fitted with a Laycock overdrive. The car was imported to South Africa in 1990 by Clive Woolley of Johannesburg. who used the car regularly. The car was sold to Aylwin Stephenson of Johannesburg in mid- 2007. Reg. No's: GP4258. LDH-518-GP/SAF.
The car presents beautifully in British racing green with a green hide interior. The engine bay is detailed to show standards & indeed the car has won prizes at an assortment of events. It is in fine running order & ready for extended touring.
Bentley The Vintage Years p. 197; Motorsport Jun 84 p. 751; Motorsport Mar 89 p. 284; BDC Review 95 p. 35. 98 p. 264. 100 p. 138. 101 p. 187 + 214. 08 p. 99. 169 p. 204; Coachwork on Vintage Bentleys p. 82; T&CC Dec 1995 p. 67 VBTSA 1990p. 26; VBTSA 1995 p. 24 and VBTSA 2003 p. 7.
The car has completed the International Vintage Bentley Tours of South Africa in 1995. 2001. 2003. 2006 and 2007.
The original saloon body is available via Graham Moss Vintage Bentley UK. Tel: 01234 709940.
The body. upholstery and instruments are all in good condition and it is available.
The car is currently in South Africa in Johannaesburg where it may be viewed by prior appointment. We will handle export permits. shipping & european inport taxes/UK registration.
Office 01375 379719
Richard Biddulph 07967 260673
Adi 07960 781930
We accept Credit/Debit Cards.
Part Exchange welcome.
Weekend & evening viewings OK.
Viewings by appointment :
9 Globe Industrial Estate. br/>Grays. Essex. RM17 6ST
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