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1932 Bentley 8-Litre Tourer / YX5111 Vehicle Information

1932 Bentley 8-Litre photograph

1932 Bentley 8-Litre
Debuted at the 1930 London Motor Show, the first 8 Litre Bentley was the largest-engined car available in the United Kingdom at that time. The bare chassis alone cost £1850, which put it in direct competition with the Rolls-Royce Phantom II. The 8 Litre engine offered better performance, though, and Bentley's advertising claimed the car would do '100 mph without noise.' W.O. Bentley was quoted as saying 'I have wanted to produce a dead silent 100 mph car, and now I think we have done it.'

This example is one of the few short-chassis 8 Litres bodied by Vanden Plas of London. It was originally delivered in May 1932 to Miss H.G. Dobbs, who became a frequent visitor to the Brooklands circuit near London. In 1934, the car was acquired by Mr. A. Gardner, who in turn sold it to Edward Nugent Head in February 1937 for £425. In 1946 the car was purchased by Major Hartley W. Whyte and remained in his family for nearly 30 years. After changing hands a few more times, the 8 Litre was restored by P & A Wood in 2012.



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1932 Bentley 8-Litre Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1932 sales)
1932 Bentley 8-Litre Tourer by Vanden Plas
Chassis#: YX5118
Sold for USD$1,705,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1932 Bentley 8-Litre image  1932 Bentley 8-Litre image  
1932 Bentley 8-Litre Saloon by Arthur Mulliner
Chassis#: YX 5105
Sold for USD$825,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
1932 Bentley 8-Litre image  1932 Bentley 8-Litre image  
1932 Bentley 8-Litre
Sold for USD$962,500
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
1932 Bentley 8-Litre image  1932 Bentley 8-Litre image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1932 Bentley 8-Litre's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1932 Bentley 8-Litre Short Chassis Fixed Head CoupeYX 51242008 Automobiles of London$500,000$690,000$790,000

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Bentley 8-Litre Vehicle Profiles
Saloon
Bentley 8-Litre Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1930
Tourer
Bentley 8-Litre Tourer

Model Year: 1931
Profile
Tourer
Bentley 8-Litre Tourer

Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Model Year: 1931

Sportsman Coupe
Bentley 8-Litre Sportsman Coupe

Coachbuilder: Lancefield
Model Year: 1931
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Weymann Paneled Saloon
Bentley 8-Litre Weymann Paneled Saloon

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1931
Profile
Roadster Special
Bentley 8-Litre Roadster Special

Coachbuilder: Sutherland
Chassis Num: YF5006
Engine Num: YF5006
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History

Sports Tourer
Bentley 8-Litre Sports Tourer

Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: YF5011
Engine Num: YF5011
Model Year: 1931
Profile
Tourer
Bentley 8-Litre Tourer

Coachbuilder: Swallow Sidecar and Coachbuilders
Chassis Num: YF5013
Engine Num: YF5013
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History
Sportsman Coupe
Bentley 8-Litre Sportsman Coupe

Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: YR 5088
Engine Num: YR 5088
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History

Open Tourer by Harrison
Bentley 8-Litre Open Tourer by Harrison

Coachbuilder: Harrison
Chassis Num: YR5076
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Victoria
Bentley 8-Litre Convertible Victoria

Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis Num: YR5085
Engine Num: YR5085
Model Year: 1931
Profile
Tourer
Bentley 8-Litre Tourer

Coachbuilder: Wallis
Chassis Num: YR5086
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History

Sports Tourer
Bentley 8-Litre Sports Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: YR5095
Engine Num: YR5095
Model Year: 1931
Profile
Sports Coupe Cabriolet
Bentley 8-Litre Sports Coupe Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Barker
Chassis Num: YR5099
Engine Num: YR5099
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History
Sport Saloon
Bentley 8-Litre Sport Saloon

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: YX 5113
Engine Num: YX 5115
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History

Corsica Tourer
Bentley 8-Litre Corsica Tourer

Coachbuilder: Corsica
Chassis Num: YX5115
Engine Num: YX5117
Model Year: 1931
Profile
Touring Car
Bentley 8-Litre Touring Car

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: YX5119
Engine Num: YX5119
Model Year: 1931
Profile
Saloon
Bentley 8-Litre Saloon

Coachbuilder: Arthur Mulliner
Chassis Num: YX 5105
Engine Num: YX 5105
Model Year: 1932
Profile and Auction History

Tourer
Bentley 8-Litre Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: YX5111
Engine Num: YX5113
Model Year: 1932
Profile
Tourer
Bentley 8-Litre Tourer

Coachbuilder: Vanden Plas
Chassis Num: YX5118
Engine Num: YX5118
Model Year: 1932
Profile and Auction History
Short Wheelbase Fixed Head Coupe
Bentley 8-Litre Short Wheelbase Fixed Head Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mayfair Carriage Company Ltd.
Chassis Num: YX5124
Engine Num: YX5125
Model Year: 1932
Profile and Auction History


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