The 8-Litre Bentley underwent a total restoration with P & A Wood in 2009. It has been maintained since and returned to the company for a final visit before heading out to California for the event at Pebble Beach.
Paul and Andrew Wood and their team are overjoyed for Sir Michael Kadoorie, owner of this incredible motor car. The team worked to extremely high standards and with incredible attention to detail in order to prepare the car for the event and they were so pleased to have the rare opportunity to do so. The Woods have been overwhelmed by the response and, in particular, the kind words received since the event.
P & A Wood are authorised Rolls-Royce Motor car dealers and the only Rolls-Royce authorised accident repair agent for the UK. They are Bentley Approved Service dealers and founder members of the Rolls-Royce and Bentley Specialists Association. P & A Wood specialise in sales, service, restorations and spare parts for the entire range of Rolls-Royce and Bentley motorcars from 1904 to the present day. P & A Wood have sold some of the finest examples of various models to customers around the world.
Paul and Andrew Wood started their own business in 1967, working exclusively with Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars. With a workshop in Moreton, Essex, Andrew was in charge of engineering and Paul looked after sales and coachwork. In 1970, the business expanded and moved to larger premises in Great Bardfield. They moved again in 1988, to the current site in Great Easton.
As Official Rolls-Royce and Bentley Heritage Dealers, the very experienced team has a vast wealth of knowledge on all aspects of ownership, restoration and service of the entire range of Rolls-Royce and Bentley models. The highly-skilled team is renowned for their hard work and focus on detail.EXQUISITE FACTS:
BENTLEY 8 LITRE (1930) AT A GLANCE
Top Speed: 110 mph
Acceleration: 0-50 in 10 seconds
Power: 203 PS / 200 bhp / 149 kW @ 3500 rpm
Engine Size: 8 litres
Contact P&A Wood now to discuss your Bentley and Rolls Royce requirements.
Great Easton, Dunmow, Essex CM6 2HD, T: 01371 870848, pa-wood.co.uk
- Launched in 1930 as ‘a dead silent 100mph car’.
- Bentley guaranteed 100mph capability whatever the chosen bodywork.
- The first production 8 Litre was delivered to the music hall star ‘Gentleman’ Jack Buchanan in October 1930.
- The Bentley 8 Litre had the largest engine of any car available in the UK at that time.
- Only 100 8 Litre Bentleys were built between 1930 and 1932.
- It was the last car W.O Bentley designed for Bentley Motors.