Bentley 3-litre / 4.5 litre / Speed Six / 8- litre
The magnificent machines created by W.O Bentley are among the most recognisable of all vintage cars. Massive, powerful and fast, they are among the ultimate machines of their era.
The 3-litre arrived in 1921. It was based on a stout conventional ladder chassis frame with huge side members, on which sat an unstressed body fronted by a characteristic rounded radiator. Under the bonnet was a four cylinder fixed head engine with a single overhead camshaft which was shaft-driven from the front of the crankshaft and operated 16 valves.
The 3-litre developed and impressive 80bhp, while the 4 ½ litre which followed gave 105bhp. Even more was on tap from the famous “blower” 4 ½ and six cylinder , 6 ½ litre Speed Six from 1929. Ettore Bugatti is said to have described Bentleys as “the world´s fastest lorries”.
W.O Bentley built his cars strong, powerful and fast, and their record in competition shows that the strategy was a success: Bentley´s cars beat the French in their own Le Mans 24-hour race four times in succession, from 1927 to 1930.
But Bentley´s sporting success was not matched in the marketplace: the Depression arrived just as the firm went into the super –luxury arena with its 8-litre model. Bentley went into receivership in 1930 and was taken over by Rolls Royce.
Any Ferrari or Porsche cars will also auto update on 2 of our latest specialist websites.
*Prices are not each month, but one payment at the time of set up
Thanks for visiting Classimotorsforsale.com! Just like you, we’re passionate about classic and vintage cars of all makes and eras. What began in 2009 as an online platform to help classic car enthusiasts buy and sell their dream cars has grown beyond our wildest expectations, and for that, we have you, our loyal customers and fellow enthusiasts, to thank.
We are now one of the leading online marketplaces for classic and collector vehicles, and home to a large community of collector car owners, buyers and enthusiasts.
With over 10,000 cars listed, and a network of over 300 dealers, auction houses, and advertisers Classicmotorsforsale.com is the home of the collector car enthusiast.
Classicmotorsforsale.com is committed to making it easy and safe to buy and sell classic and collector vehicles online using a business model that directly benefits the industry, we have innovative solutions, harnesses ground-breaking technology and we deliver first class customer experiences.
Owning a classic car is a lot of fun, and we don’t see why shopping for one shouldn’t be fun, too. That’s why we make it easy for you to find what you’re looking for with quick and easy searches, big colour photos that show all of the details and complete descriptions of every vehicle in our ever-expanding inventory.
We launched Classicmotorsforsale.com with a commitment to continuously improve upon our ability to meet the following goals:
• Enabling buyers to search and browse through thousands of vehicle listings quickly and effortlessly
• Providing private sellers & dealers with the tools that they need to close a sale, either on-site or off-site
• Consistently broadening the scope of our offerings to deliver comprehensive online automotive marketing solutions that continue to exceed our customers’ expectations
• Providing a safe purchasing environment that reduces the risk of fraudulent transactions for our customers
• Offering only the best, most highly relevant content for classic and collector car enthusiasts
We are continuously striving to make Classicmotorsforsale.com your source of choice for all things automotive. We encourage you to send us your comments and suggestions.