Bentley 8 Litre 

  • $6k built in England
  • 1930-1932
  • 220 HP 8.0L
  • 104 mph
With its exceptional rarity, outstanding provenance and lovely restored condition, this 8-Litre Short Chassis Fixed Head Coupé is a handsome representative of Bentley’s imposing masterpiece.
Yes, indeed; and add to that an acceleration capacity of 10 mph to 100 mph in 50 seconds with a fully equipped saloon body, and surely we had the answer to the sporting motorist’s prayer?

Road Tests Real world tests of the Bentley 8 Litre

Top speed

8 Litre
104 mph
253 mph


8 Litre
50 s
5.1 s

Data points Key details of the Bentley 8 Litre


8 Litre

Number built

8 Litre
100 cars
300 cars

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Bentley 8 Litre
The Bentley’s exterior brightwork is very impressive and shows only minor flaws while the paintwork is also impressive and though there is wear in the higher stress areas of the car such as the fenders, door jambs and seams, it is far from requiring any attention.
The engine and bay show signs of use and road wear however it is equally indicative of a well-maintained car in every respect.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Bentley
Price $5,661
Type of car Production car
Year 1930-1932
Number built 100 cars


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Wheelbase 156 in

road tests

Top speed 104 mph
0-100mph 50 s

power & handling

Maximum hp 220 HP @ 3,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 7,982 cc
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.9 in / 5.5 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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