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1931 Bentley 8-Litre Sportsman Coupe

1931 Bentley 8-Litre Sportsman Coupe - Stock Photo


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Image ID: 321065
Title: 1931 Bentley 8-Litre Sportsman Coupe
Album: Robert Myrick Photography
Categories: Transportation | Vintage  | Travel  

1931, Bentley, 8-Litre, Sportsman, Coupe, Automobile, Car, Antique

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Copyright: Robert Myrick Photography ©
Submitted: Mar 18, 2006 7:13 PM
Camera: Canon EOS 5D
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4368 x 2912 14.6 x 9.7 (300dpi)    4820.9 90.00
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1931 Bentley 8-Litre Sportsman Coupe Coachwork by J. Gurney-Nutting 220bhp at 3.500rpm, 7,983cc, overhead camshaft inline six-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, dual carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, semi-elliptic leaf springs front and rear, four-wheel servo assisted drum brakes. Wheelbase: 156 First introduced at the London Motor Show in 1930, the Bentley 8-Liter made an immediate impact. It was formidable, fast and impressive, especially at 100 mph. The 8-liter was an extension of the immensely successful 6.5-liter powerplant that earned Bentley an exceptional reputation on the race track. However the Eight was not looking for competition on the track but rather was a focused effort aimed squarely at dethroning Rolls-Royce from their pedestal as offering the best in British luxury. For a stout car, the Bentley 8-Liter, even in formal coachwork was incredibly brisk, capable of 100mph After only 100 examples of the 8-Liter were built, Bentley was forced to cease production. To ensure that the Bentley threat would never resurface, Rolls-Royce pulled Bentley out of receivership, and created a whole new line of Bentleys that would serve as entry level cars into the ultra luxury department. Bentley was not dead, but it would never build a car as significant as the 8-Liter again. This car sold March 11, 2006 for $1,485,000