Jay Leno’s 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Was the Pinnacle of 100-MPH Luxury

Powered by a 487-cubic-inch straight-six engine, W. O. Bentley’s run of just a hundred 8 Litre chassis represents the pinnacle of what Bentley Motors was all about before its takeover by Rolls-Royce. Bentley’s ambition to build a 100-mile-per-hour luxury car resulted in an overbuilt engineering masterpiece that cost around half a million dollars in today’s money thanks in part to a coach-built body.

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