Behind the Wheel of a Magnificent Bentley 8-Litre

Our man Peter Haynes gets to grips with one of the great pre-war cars

Bentley’s indomitable 8-Litre owned the road in the pre-war era, and the magnificent motorcar is no less imposing today. But what’s it like to drive? Peter Haynes has the answer as he swaps the Mulsanne for Surrey, taking us along for a ride in an incredible Open Tourer that has been in the same family ownership since 1967 ahead of its sale at Cliveden House on 12 June. Join us for a first-hand experience of driving a legend, from its complex start-up procedure through to a costly trip to the petrol station. We just hope that isn’t a company credit card…

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