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1931 Bentley 8-Liter

Chassis number : YR5086

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High bid of $850,000 at 2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions. (did not sell)
Sold for $605,000 at 2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction.
Sold for $585,003 (£369,600) at 2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London.
The first owner of this Bentley was Mr. A.V. Bustard of Antrim, North Ireland, who took possession on April 1st of 1931. The car was powered by engine number YR 5086 and fitted with an F-Type gearbox, number 8083. The chassis left the Cricklewood works factory on January 7th of 1931 and sent to Thrupp & Mayberly for enclosed limousine body coachwork.

In the 1950s, the car was in the possession of Mr. Dale, who at some point had the engine rebuilt. A few UK owners followed and in the mid-1960s it was given a Vanden Plas style dual cowl tourer body by Wallis.

This Bentley has been in the United States since 1966. In 2008, the car was treated to a mechanical rebuild.

In 2010, this Bentley 8 Litre with coachwork by Wallis was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company Auction held in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was expected to sell for $700,000 - $900,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $605,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2010

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2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London

Pre-Auction Estimates :
£415,000-£545,000 
Sale Price :
USD $585,003 (£369,600.00)

2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $700,000-USD $900,000 
Sale Price :
USD $605,000

2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $950,000-USD $1,200,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $850,000

1931 Bentley 8-Liter Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Bentley 8-Liter

(Data based on Model Year 1931 sales)
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-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 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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1931 Bentley 8-Liter Profiles

1931 Bentley 8-Liter vehicle information
Sportsman Coupe
Coachwork: Gurney Nutting
Chassis #: YR 5088
Engine #: YR 5088
1931 Bentley 8-Liter vehicle information
Sportsman Coupe
Coachwork: Lancefield
1931 Bentley 8-Liter vehicle information
Convertible Victoria
Coachwork: Murphy
Chassis #: YR5085
Engine #: YR5085
1931 Bentley 8-Liter vehicle information
Touring Car
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
Chassis #: YX5119
Engine #: YX5119
1931 Bentley 8-Liter vehicle information
Open Tourer by Harrison
Coachwork: Harrison
Chassis #: YR5076
1931 Bentley 8-Liter vehicle information
Corsica Tourer
Coachwork: Corsica
Chassis #: YX5115
Engine #: YX5117
1931 Bentley 8-Liter vehicle information
Weymann Paneled Saloon
Coachwork: Mulliner
1931 Bentley 8-Liter vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Wallis
Chassis #: YR5086
1931 Bentley 8-Liter vehicle information
Sports Coupe Cabriolet
Coachwork: Barker
Chassis #: YR5099
Engine #: YR5099
1931 Bentley 8-Liter vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Swallow Sidecar and Coachbuilders
Chassis #: YF5013
Engine #: YF5013
1931 Bentley 8-Liter vehicle information
Sport Saloon
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
Chassis #: YX 5113
Engine #: YX 5115
1931 Bentley 8-Liter vehicle information
Roadster Special
Coachwork: Sutherland
Chassis #: YF5006
Engine #: YF5006
1931 Bentley 8-Liter vehicle information
Sports Tourer
Coachwork: Gurney Nutting
Chassis #: YF5011
Engine #: YF5011
1931 Bentley 8-Liter vehicle information
Sports Tourer
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
Chassis #: YR5095
Engine #: YR5095