FIXING and RESTORING

A resource for owners of Bentley motorcars, including interesting links, pointers to service providers and parts suppliers, and articles of technical interest.

This section is always under construction! I add more when I have time!


Online information about classic Bentleys:

www.kda132.com
A site dedicated to Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Bristols made between 1946 and the early sixties. Maintained by enthusiast Ashley James in you will find a huge amount of information about owning and running them, their history and the people that own them.

www.rrab.com
Complied by my friend and fellow enthusiast Klaus-Josef Rossfeldt, this is the best site to see all the Bentley models ever built. There are also interesting articles and an on-line bookstore.

Online sources of Bentley parts:

Rubber parts, weatherstrip, etc:
Replacement Parts Inc. does not have a website. For Rolls Royce and Bentley, they have assembled complete rubber parts lists for many models 1947-1980; you can buy individual parts or the whole kit for your car. They also have stocks of 1981-onward trim, lenses, water pumps & starters. Call and they will fax you the parts list you need.
Replacement Parts Inc.
117 W Wilson St
Villa Rica, GA 30180

770-459-0040
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm eastern time

Carburettors:
www.burlen.co.uk
Burlen Fuel Systems has the molds and production rights from the original Skinners Union, makers of the SU carburetors on Bentleys. To make a long story short, I had to acquire two NEW SU carbs for my S2 engine, and these folks are the ONLY SOURCE IN THE WORLD!

New, reconditioned, used and alternate parts:
www.introcar.co.uk
Introcar Limited is a long established supplier of parts for Bentley motorcars of all ages. The provide knowledgeable, pleasant and speedy service at competitive (not cheap) prices, yet without a compromise on the quality of the product. I think they have just about everything, or at least they can get it for you. Send for the catalog!

Online sources of Bentley services:

Classic Auto Financing:
www.capitaloneautofinance.com
I used to recommend classic auto financing companies like JJ Best, but nothing has topped my experience with CapitalOne Auto Finance. H
ere's the story: Based on your credit alone, they will send you a blank check good for up to $75,000. You can use it to buy any car, you agree to have them named as the lien holder on the car, and the loan starts when the check clears. To get the best rate, they require that they take the payments out of your bank account like most lenders. If you don't use the blank check, it's no problem; it expires after a month.

Restoration:
www.vantagemotorworks.net
Vantage Motor Works is known as the finest source in the USA for beautifully restored Bentley and Rolls Royce motorcars. And they have an in-house restoration shop! Richard Gorman does not sell inexpensive cars or perform cheap services, but if you expect everything to be 100 percent right all the time and cost is no object, he is the place to go.

Carburettors:
www.joecurto.com
As far as I can tell, Joe Curto is the only US-based specialist in SU carb repairs and restoration. When I was looking for a solution to my SU carb problems, several people pointed me to him. As it turned out, he couldn't solve my particular problem, but he was great to work with.

More to come! I am adding bits at a time!

 

 

 

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