Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000
Registration Number: H711 TEP
Chassis Number: SCBZE00A6MCH34038
The Eight was Bentley's "entry-level" offering from 1984 until 1992. Distinguished mainly by a wire-mesh grille radiator in homage to the LeMans Bentleys of the 1920s, the Eight featured firmer suspension and so offered some handling improvements over the previous version. The Eight was so popular that sales expanded from the original UK market to Europe and the United States. The Eight was initially launched with cloth upholstery and steel wheels; fuel injection and anti-lock brakes were added in 1986, leather upholstery and power memory seats were added in 1987, and automatic ride height adjustment was added in 1990.
This 1990 example has covered a mere 22,000 miles from new. The mileage is supported by significant service history, including 13 stamps in the service book, several pre