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Bentley Motors was founded by W.O. Bentley. The first car to bear his name pulled out of New Street Mews, London in 1919.

From modest beginnings, the company moved from strength to strength – in a relentless pursuit of both luxury and performance. Were it not for the brand’s five victories at Le Mans in the 1920s, plus a sixth in 2003, this combination could be seen as a contradiction in terms. In which case, it could be said that Bentley continues to create the most acclaimed contradictions on the road today.

Almost a century later, W.O.’s vision continues to guide our beliefs, actions and ambitions. Located in Crewe, England and owned by Volkswagen AG since 1998, Bentley Motors remains the definitive British luxury car company, crafting the world’s most desirable high performance grand tourers.

During the 1920s Bentley was outstandingly successful in both racing and setting new speed records, grabbing many front page headlines. Bentley first won Le Mans in 1924. From 1927 to 1930 Bentley won each year.

W.O. was clear in his reasons for supporting motor racing – gaining publicity, generating sales and establishing the Bentley marque. “I would have been perfectly content to see our cars circulating round Le Mans in inglorious solo solitude as long as the Daily Mail gave us their front page on a Monday morning!”

bentley logoIn 1923 W.O. worked with ‘Bentley Boy’ John Duff, to prepare his Bentley and lent him the Bentley Works driver Frank Clement for the 24-hour endurance race. W.O. travelled to see the race and it was then W.O. claims Le Mans got into his blood.

Bentley’s racing success was achieved by thorough preparation and the ability to continuously learn from experiences. Each year Bentley improved their engines, pit procedures and team discipline.

And so, at 4pm on Sunday June 15, two Bentley Speed 8s came first and second at Le Mans, almost 83 years to the day that the two Speed Sixes had achieved the same. It was a day that those who witnessed it will never forget.

The following Wednesday, the number 7 Speed 8 was guest of honour at a celebration dinner held at the Savoy in London, the same venue and identical menu and drinks list as the Le Mans dinner in 1927.

Since then Bentley has made some of the most desirable road machines. Whether it is the glamour, speed and power of the pre-war Bentley era or the imposing ‘Blower’ Bentley with it’s 4 ½ Litre Supercharged engine that went like a rocket, there is no shortage of amazing road cars from this brand.

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1934 Bentley 3½ Litre
1921 Bentley 3 Litre
1936 Bentley 4¼ Litre
1929 Bentley 4½ Litre
1929 Bentley 4½ Litre Blower
1931 Bentley 4 Litre
1926 Bentley 6½ Litre
1931 Bentley 8 Litre
2005 Bentley Arnage Blue Train Series
2005 Bentley Arnage Drophead Coupé
2008 Bentley Arnage Final Series
2002 Bentley Arnage R
2000 Bentley Arnage Red Label
2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label LWB
2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label LWB Personal Commission
2004 Bentley Arnage RL Mulliner
2002 Bentley Arnage T
2005 Bentley Arnage T
2004 Bentley Arnage T-24 Mulliner
1995 Bentley Azure
2006 Bentley Azure
2003 Bentley Azure Final Series
2002 Bentley Azure Le Mans Series
1999 Bentley Azure Mulliner
2009 Bentley Azure T
2008 Bentley Brooklands
1998 Bentley Brooklands R
2005 Bentley Continental Flying Spur
2011 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Linley
2012 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Series 51
2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed
2010 Bentley Continental ‘Flying Star’
2003 Bentley Continental GT
2011 Bentley Continental GT
2013 Bentley Continental GT3
2012 Bentley Continental GT3 concept
2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R
2006 Bentley Continental GTC
2012 Bentley Continental GTC
2009 Bentley Continental GTC Speed
2012 Bentley Continental GTC V8
2003 Bentley Continental GT Diamond Series
2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed
2012 Bentley Continental GT Speed
2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed
2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible
2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible
2012 Bentley Continental GT V8
2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S
2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible
2008 Bentley Continental GTZ
1991 Bentley Continental R
2000 Bentley Continental R Millennium Edition
2000 Bentley Continental R Mulliner
1998 Bentley Continental SC
2009 Bentley Continental Series 51
2010 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible
2009 Bentley Continental Supersports Coupé
2011 Bentley Continental Supersports ISR Convertible
1997 Bentley Continental T
1998 Bentley Continental T
2001 Bentley Continental T Personal Commission
2015 Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6
2001 Bentley EXP Speed 8
2013 Bentley Flying Spur
2014 Bentley Flying Spur V8
2015 Bentley Grand Convertible
1999 Bentley Hunaudieres Concept
1946 Bentley Mark VI
2010 Bentley Mulsanne
2012 Bentley Mulsanne Convertible Concept
2012 Bentley Mulsanne Diamond Jubilee Edition
2013 Bentley Mulsanne Le Mans Edition
2012 Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification
2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed
1951 Bentley R-Type
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental
1955 Bentley S1
1955 Bentley S1 Continental
1959 Bentley S2 Continental
1959 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupé
1928 Bentley Speed 6
1928 Bentley Speed 6 Works Racing Car
2003 Bentley Speed 8
2002 Bentley State Limousine
1968 Bentley T1 ‘Coupe Speciale’
1996 Bentley Turbo R Sport
1998 Bentley Turbo RT

 

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