A ‘real’ Bentley


If you want a ‘real’ Bentley, look no further than an 8 Liter Bentley of 1930/1. These behemoths would do more than 160 kph and were the largest cars made in the UK in 1930. The cars had twin spark ignition and four valves per cylinder and servo assisted brakes all round.

Bentley 8L.
Bentley 8L.

Only 100 8L’s were made before Bentley Motors went bankrupt. W.O. Bentley thought that Napier would buy the company, but Rolls-Royce outbid Napier and promptly killed off the 8L’s as they were a direct competitor to the Rolls-Royces on the day.