1952 Bentley Speed 8

by Racing Green

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1952
  • Mileage 
    5 609 km / 3 486 mi
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Beautiful Bentley Speed 8 in exceptional condition.

Built by the world-famous “Vintage Green Engineering” in 2013, the donor car is a Bentley MK VI from 1952. The vehicle is constructed from its original components, all of which are over 45 years old. The car is fitted with an ash framed tourer body and often called a ‘Sports Saloon’ car.

The coachwork of the Speed 8 follows the construction of the original Le Mans cars with an ash frame panelled with aluminium and fabric. A new aluminium instrument panel is fitted incorporating high-quality reproductions of the original instruments. The interior is finished in Connelly leather and leather-bound carpets. The fold-flat windscreen has aero screens of the type that can be used in the normal scuttle position or as draught deflectors alongside the windscreen. It is fitted with hood tonneau cover and hood bag.

It has 5609 km since its restoration.

The car is registered in Belgium.

Colour: Black with matching interior. Leather upholstered, with driver and passenger bucket seats. High Quality close woven carpets.

Chassis: Refurbished Bentley Mark VI

Engine: Bentley B81, eight-cylinder in line with overhead inlet and exhaust valves. Dry sump lubrication system with remote oil filter.

Cooling system: Pressurised cooling system with five-blade 16” belt driven cooling fan.

Fuel System: 4 SU Type H.6 carburettors mounted on balanced polished aluminium inlet manifold. Selectable engine driven mechanical or twin electric fuel pumps.

Exhaust system: Large-bore straight through stainless steel exhaust system

Braking System: Hydraulic front drum brakes, mechanical rear drum brakes, assisted by mechanically driven servo. Upgraded shoe linings, additional cooling ducts to front brakes.

Wheels & Tyres: 21” wire wheels with 21 x 7.00 tyres. Knock on spinners

For more information, please contact us:
+32 (0)2 681 81 00 - [email protected]
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