Each Model ever built
Frequently Asked Questions
(1930 - 1931)
8 Litre, 1931, #YX5110, H.J. Mulliner Saloon. This car was first
registered in 1932 and still does retain the complete set of tools and
every extra delivered when new
The largest British motor car produced at that time emerged from the
Bentley premises in the form of the Bentley 8 Litre - priced at a cool £
1,850 for the chassis only. It was substantially more expensive than the
competing Rolls-Royce Phantom II.
Unbeatable as regards smoothness and silence the engine was capable to
push the car to 100 mph even with the heaviest of formal coachwork.
The model achieved lasting fame for W.O. Bentley but didn't, regrettably,
earn the profit needed to keep the Bentley company financially afloat.
Sales figures were limited not at least due to the world economic crisis.
6 cylinder in-line engine, iron cylinder block and cylinder head cast in
one piece, bore stroke 110 x 140 mm, capacity 7,983 cc; electron
crankcase; 4 valves per cylinder, dual ignition by coil and separate
magneto; single dry plate type clutch; 4 speed gearbox, hypoid bevel final
drive; suspension by semi-elliptic springs front and rear; 4-wheel brakes
servo-assisted; wheelbase 3,658.6 mm or 3,963.4 mm (144 in or 156 in);
tyre size 21
100 Bentley 8 Litre