10 best Bentley models of all time
The iconic luxury brand Bentley has really done so well for almost a century by offering absolute and tasteful cars to customers all over the world. Check the best Bentley models of all time!
The British luxury marque, Bentley, comes with an auto history that went way back for almost a century. In 1919, the company was founded by Walter Owen “W.O” Bentley in London. It was his desire to create and design unique and stylish cars, which eventually paid off and led to the global success of Bentley cars. The luxury brand finally made its huge mark after recording several victories at notable car rallies and the unveiling of its innovative and remarkable models.
The iconic auto brand has made several appearances in blockbuster movies such as the Avengers and original James Bond films and novels way back, which further increased its global popularity in the luxury auto market. Here on Naijacarnews are the top Bentley models of all time.
1. Bentley Speed Six
This is a creative design for a sports car as at the time it was brought into auto limelight in 1928. Big thanks to its powerful engine; the Speed Six emerged victorious in the 1929 and 1230 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Currently, the value of this rare Bentley model could be as much as $550,000 (198 million naira) at an auction.
1929 Bentley Speed Six Le Mans
2. Bentley T-Series
This Bentley model made its debut at the Paris Motor Show in 1965. With tweaked design and chassis, the T-Series is often regarded as Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. It became favourite to those who enjoy quiet luxury. Thanks to its remarkably light grille. The company produced lots of 4-door versions with few 2-door models. Its production ran from the period of 1965 to 1980.
The classy Bentley T-Series in the current market could be sold for $35k (N12.6 million)
3. Bentley 8 Liter
When this Bentley 8 model made its first appearance in 1930, it was based on the massive rolling chassis accustomed with Bentley. Despite the crisis encountered at the early stage of production, which could only afford only few people the chance to acquire it due to infamous Great Depression, this model remains the best grand tourer ever produced by the automaker top to that time.
To get one of the few available Bentley 8 Liter today, it might cost you more than $2 million (720 million naira) at an auction.
Bentley 8 Liter was the last car to designed by the founder, W.O. Bentley
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4. Bentley Mark VI
Mark VI is the company’s first post-war luxury car, which came after the Second World War. The production of this full sized luxury model spanned from 1946 – 1952, offering an impressive look, all-steel body and even suicide doors. Bentley manufactured 5,208 examples of such and you could spend as much as $37,000 (N13.3m) to get one for yourself today.
Bentley Mark V1 will be fondly remembered by the fan of the original James Bond novels back in the days
5. Bentley Mulsanne
Mulsanne is the true definition of what a tasteful luxury car should look exactly like. The first production ran from 1980 to 1992. Its design was a blend of performance, comfort and style. This model was revamped by the car manufacturer in 2010 and it is very much in production line till date.
The ultimate 2018 Bentley Mulsanne is a combination of power, class and luxury
The new Mulsanne was the fast car to be solely designed by Bentley independently eighty years since the creation of the 8 Liter. The newest version of Bentley Mulsanne should go for as much as $303,700, translating to over 109 million naira.
6. Bentley Brooklands
Bentley Brooklands came as a replacement for the first run of Mulsanne in 1992. The origin of its name was from the Brooklands race track in Surrey, where the automaker won many prominent races at the beginning of 1990s. The Brooklands’ first production offered features such as wraparound parking lights, waterfall grille, descending bootlid and angular profile. In 1998, Bentley stopped its production and replaced it with Azure.
The company later released an updated version from the period of 2008 – 2011, with a fixed Azure’s head design. 550 examples of such were produced till date. Its starting price is $90,000 (~N32.4 million).
The gorgeous Bentley Brooklands is spacious and fast - accelerating from 0-100 mph in just 11.7 seconds
7. Bentley Arnage
For the Bentley Arnage, there was availability of the Green Label and Red Label versions, with production run from 1889 – 2009. It presented its customers with all round luxury and a very classy look. The Final Series came equipped with V8 6.75-liter engine with an output of 500 horsepower. For $80,000 (~N28.8m), you should be able to get one.
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Bentley only manufactured 153 special edition Le Mans Arnages with sports bumper, quad exhaust pipes and five spoke sport wheels
8. Bentley Azure
In 1995, the 1st generation of the roomy Azure made its debut, with the second coming later in 2006. Its 1st version was built on the platform of Bentley Continental, with the last version offering the platform of Arnage with a fitted V8 6.8-liter engine and an output of 500 horsepower. The more improved version, Azure T, was manufactured from 2009 – 2010, with massive changes such as Mark V1-inspired exterior design and its overall styling.
Its top model could cost as much as $350,000 (~N126 million) in the current market.
Azure is one model many car enthusiasts around the globe world love to have due to its overall styling and performance
9. Bentley Continental GT
A sleek styled and luxury coupe, Bentley Continental GT has impressively transformed the image of the company. It was the first official model since Volkswagen took control of the company. The two-door luxury car comes with an absolute touch of elegance in its cabin and outside look. Its latest version comes fitted with a W12 twin-turbo 6.0-liter engine. It goes for $198,000 (~N71.3 million) as its starting price.
Celebrities all over the world just can't do without having this exquisite and powerful Continental GT
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10. Bentley Continental Flying Spur
This is Continental GT’s 4-door variant. The automaker started its production in 2005, leading to production of several versions such as Continental Flying Spur, Qatar edition, Series 51 and Linley limited education. To own one, you will be required to pay $201,000 (~N72.4 million).
The Flying Spur surely deserves mentioning despite being the four-door variant of Continental GT
Which of these all-time models would you like to go for?
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