Lot 142

1931 Bentley Eight Litre Sports Tourer

Coachwork by Vanden Plas

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Car Highlights

Among the Finest and Most Significant of All Vintage Bentleys

Built to Order for Bentley Chairman and Three-Time Le Mans Winner Woolf Barnato

Short-Chassis Eight Litre Wearing Original, Ornately Detailed Vanden Plas Coachwork

Acquired By Reggie Presland in 1933; Retained in his Family’s Ownership Until 2004

Pebble Beach Class-Winning Restoration by Noted Marque Expert R.C. Moss

Offered with Original Instruction Manual, Tools, and Extensive Documentation Files

Technical Specs

7,982 CC SOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

Twin SU HO8 Carburetors

220 BHP at 3,500 RPM

4-Speed “F” Type Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes

Front Solid Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and Friction Shock Absorbers

Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs with Hydraulic Shock Absorbers

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that a new title has recently been processed and should be available shortly following the auction.


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