resource for owners of Bentley motorcars, including interesting
links, pointers to service providers and parts suppliers, and articles
of technical interest.
section is always under construction! I add more when I have time!
information about classic Bentleys:
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.
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.
sources of Bentley parts:
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
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm eastern time
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!
reconditioned, used and alternate parts:
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!
sources of Bentley services:
I used to recommend classic auto financing companies like JJ Best,
but nothing has topped my experience with CapitalOne Auto Finance.
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.
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.
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.
to come! I am adding bits at a time!