Oh look, the boss is here.
This one-owner Bentley Eight has a service history worth almost as much as what the car cost new!
Which, for the record, was the equivalent of $880,000 in today’s money.
The Bentley Eight was the brand’s “cut price” entry-level model that was aimed squarely at young, new-money types.
It was the first Bentley to introduce the epic mesh weave grille – something that would go on to become a signature on the later Bentley Arnage models.
It also had stiffened front suspension for a more spirited drive, less electronics and more analogue gauges, and sprung suspension with rear self-levelling.
It was mean, lean, and the sort of Bentley you’d see tailgating some scallywag in a beat-up Ford Escort after being parked at the pub.
About the car pictured – 1989 Bentley Eight
This example had covered 297,000 from new and was factory optioned in light metallic silver with a light blue interior, walnut trim and contrasting dark blue carpets.
It was owned by a Southern Highlands local from new who had the car serviced exclusively by leading Bentley specialist Paradise Garage for over 30-years.
Whilst it sported a wonderful patina, it drove and went like new!
What made this car special:
- Bentley Eight
- Unusual light blue interior configuration
- One-owner with a full service history
- Limited-slip differential with traction control
- Factory sports suspension
- Bosch fuel injection
- Limited-slip differential
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