Bently 8 Litre
The Bentley 8 Litre was a luxury car based on the largest rolling chassis made by Bentley Motors Limited at Cricklewood, London. Announced 15 September 1930, it was also the last completely new model by Bentley before the company’s financial collapse and forced sale to Rolls-Royce Limited; a 4-Litre engine in a shortened chassis was announced on 15 May 1931. Intended to provide the basis for a super-luxury car for very wealthy buyers, the 8 Litre chassis was introduced a year into the Great Depression. Sales of the 8-litre were too slow to turn the company’s finances around and, less than nine months after the 8-litre’s introduction, Bentley Motors was placed into receivership.
- Website: Bentley 8-Litre
- Collage: Features over 230 watch part components
- Weight: 1.4 kg (3 lb)
- Frame Dimensions: 44.5 x 24.5 cm (17.5″ x 10″)