1989 Bentley Eight 6.8 4dr Saloon Petrol Automatic for sale
Current customer rating:(2) based on 26 votes
The car looks and drives very nicely indeed. This is a usable Bentley. I live in Chicago for most of the year, and spend about 3 months in the UK, I purchased the car last year with the intent of shipping it home, but I discovered the Gas Guzzler tax they want, which is $7700 for this car, + Shipping and import duties = I may as well buy one out there, although I will never find one in bright red! I do love the car, and this would be a reluctant sale, until I arrived in July of this year for my annual trip, I have had her in dry de-humidified storage, which is not cheap, hence, I may as well off load her and buy one in the states.I don't skimp on using her, I driver her daily wen I am here. She is totally reliable, I have taken many long trips already, this year, since July I have covered approx. 1500 miles and about 1200 miles last year. I never am concerned about reliability, this car is like an old grandfather clock, it just runs, faultlessly. Two Bentley/Rolls Royce Specialists have told me this is a very nice Bentley Eight. The mileage is now approaching 100,000. The speedo has 24,500 on it right now, it was replaced at some point, but all the service history matches up, it goes to 76,000 miles in the service book which covered the old speedo (I have it in a box that will come with the car) When it was replaced the service history started over again, and have that service history through to 22,000 miles.I have had some items done to make it what it is today, I had all the belts and fluids changed, I also replaced the rear Gas Springs.There are a couple of body work items that you might want to do, I have not done it because it looks so good as is, I did not see the point, I figured at some point i might do it if I took gr back to the states. You can see in the pictures what I am talking about, I was quoted $800 to fix the rear left quarter, again, you have to look to even see it really, hard to describe what it is, see pic, I tried to do a close up of it. Also, someone tried to pain over a bonnet blemish with non matching red touch up paint, not sure what can be done about this aside from re-painting the bonnet, again, not the end of the world, car still looks beautiful! A real head turner you just don't see any in red, aside from the other one on sale on Ebay right now. I have reflected the bodywork needs in the price already. Seriously, if you want a usable one of these that looks fantastic inside and out and drives as it should with no lights or mechanical warbles this is the car for you, and at a great price. A/C is flawless, climate control also worksPassenger power seat was disconnected as it kept on moving forward's by itself, you can get this repaired for about 350.00GBP. Sadly for them, I don't really have passengers so not an issue for me, drivers seat with memory function is working, all electrics besides the passenger seat works.Comes with complete service history, multiple keys and all original Bentley Books. The B8 EYL plate will also come with the car.Cash or bank transfer upon collection. If you would like to view prior to bidding, please let me know and I can arrange that.Happy Bidding!On 22-Sep-21 at 19:31:38 BST, seller added the following information:
Unfortunately, I am not able to add all the pictures that I wanted, so the close up of the rear quarter and bonnet mark are not present, please provide an email address and I can send over to you.
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