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1931 Bentley 8-Liter Tourer

    As its car building progressed, Bentley would go on to produce models of 4.5 liters and 6.5-liters and finally, between 1930 and 1931, the mighty 8-Litre. The 8-Litre was basically an enlarged version of the Speed Six. It had a new lower chassis frame, with outset rear springs and an 'F' series gearbox differing from all previous Bentley designs with its casing split down the center, as opposed to the square box with a lid on top which was used in all earlier cars. This layout allowed for larger bearings which provided extra strength and reduced nose.

    The first 8-Litres appeared at the Olympia Motor Show in October 1930 and created a sensation. This magnificent machine would top 100 mph with limousine coachwork and eight people inside.

    The 8-Litre was clearly aimed to go head-to-head with the Rolls-Royce Phantom II, challenging to be the best car in the world, although many were impressed by the fact that the Bentley outperformed the supercharged Mercedes of that time - on both acceleration and maximum speed - but it performed with a silence that was uncanny.

    Bentley Motors effectively ended in 1931 when the company notified London Life that it would be unable to make its June 30th mortgage payment.

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    1931 Bentley 8-Liter Auction Sales

    Recent Sales of the Bentley 8-Liter

    (Data based on Model Year 1931 sales)
    1931 Bentley 8-Litre 'Silent Bloc' Saloon by Vanden Plas
    Chassis#: YX5113
    Sold for USD$744,205
      2023 RM Sothebys : London
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    1931 BENTLEY EIGHT LITRE FOLDING HEAD COUPE
    Chassis#: YX 5123
    Sold for USD$849,548
      2023 Gooding & Company : London Auction
     
    1931 Bentley 8-Litre Special
    Chassis#: YF5006
    Sold for USD$423,000
      2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
    1931 Bentley 8-Liter image  1931 Bentley 8-Liter image  
    1931 BENTLEY 8 LITRE POINTED TAIL TWO SEATER
    Chassis#: YR 5092
    Sold for USD$859,871
      2021 Gooding & Company : European Sporting & Historic Collection
     
    1931 BENTLEY 8-LITER TOURER
    Chassis#: YF 5013
    Sold for USD$885,000
      2020 Bonhams : Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
    1931 Bentley 8-Liter image  1931 Bentley 8-Liter image  
    1931 Bentley 8-Litre Tourer
    Chassis#: YR5094
    Sold for USD$749,436
      2019 The Saragga Collection
     
    1931 Bentley 8-Litre Sports Tourer
    Chassis#: YX5116
    Sold for USD$893,775
      2019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
     
    1931 Bentley 8-Litre Tourer
    Chassis#: YR5094
    Sold for USD$885,104
      2018 Bonhams : The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco'
     
    1931 Bentley 8-Litre Sedanca de Ville
    Chassis#: YM 5034
    Sold for USD$1,015,063
      2017 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed
     
    1931 Bentley 8 Litre Sports Tourer
    Chassis#: YX 5109
    Sold for USD$646,301
      2013 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
    1931 Bentley 8-Liter image  1931 Bentley 8-Liter image  
    1931 Bentley 8-Litre Tourer
    Chassis#: YR5086
    Sold for USD$585,003
      2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
    1931 Bentley 8-Liter image  1931 Bentley 8-Liter image  
    1931 Bentley 8-Litre Open Tourer
    Chassis#: YR5076
    Sold for USD$1,196,597
      2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
    1931 Bentley 8-Liter image  1931 Bentley 8-Liter image  
    1931 Bentley 8 Litre Tourer
    Chassis#: YR5086
    Sold for USD$605,000
      2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction
    1931 Bentley 8-Liter image  1931 Bentley 8-Liter image  
    1931 Bentley 8-Litre Sedanca de Ville
    Chassis#: YM 5034
    Sold for USD$508,208
      2008 Bonhams - Important Collectors' Motor Cars, Pioneer and Vintage Motorcycles and Fine Automobilia
     
    1931 Bentley 8-Litre Open Tourer by Harrison
    Sold for USD$2,200,000
      2008 Automobiles of Amelia Island, RM Auctions
    1931 Bentley 8-Liter image  1931 Bentley 8-Liter image  
    1931 Bentley 8-Liter Gurney-Nutting
    Chassis#: YR 5088
    Sold for USD$1,485,000
      2006 RM Auctions at Amelia Island
    1931 Bentley 8-Liter image  1931 Bentley 8-Liter image  
    1931 Bentley 8-Litre Dual Cowl Sports Tourer
    Chassis#: YX 5103
    Sold for USD$255,507
      2003 Bonhams - Lord's Cricket Ground 'Summer Vintage'
     

    Bentley 8-Liters That Failed To Sell At Auction

    1931 Bentley 8-Liter's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
    VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
    1931 Bentley 8-Litre Vanden Plas-style TourerYM50452023 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $600,000$800,000
    1931 BENTLEY EIGHT LITRE SPORTS TOURERYR50952022 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $7,000,000$9,000,000
    1931 BENTLEY 4/8-LITRE TWO-SEATERVF40142021 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival : Collectors Motor Cars and Automobilia $300,000$500,000
    1931 Bentley 8 Liter Silent Bloc Saloon Coachwork by Vanden PlasYX 51132018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $1,000,000$1,600,000
    1931 Bentley 8-Litre SpecialYF50062018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island $600,000$750,000
    1931 Bentley 8-Litre Tourer by SwallowYF50132016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island$850,000$1,000,000$1,250,000
    1931 Bentley 8-Litre Sports Coupe Cabriolet by BarkerYR50992014 RM Auctions at Monterey$3,325,000$3,750,000$4,750,000
    1931 BENTLEY 8-LITRE SPORTSYM 50422014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $600,000$700,000
    1931 Bentley 8 LitreYR50872011 Coys Auction Blenheim Palace $600,000$700,000
    1931 Bentley 8 Litre Sportsmans CoupeYM 50432010 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $700,000$900,000
    1931 Bentley 8-Litre TourerYR50862008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions$850,000$950,000$1,200,000

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