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1987 Bentley Eight

1987 Bentley Eight in Présumé dangereux, Movie, 1990 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1987 Bentley Eight

Position 00:01:48 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle

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G-MANN UK

2014-05-11 18:00

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Single exhaust pipe (meaning fuel injection) = 1987+

ingo DE

2014-05-11 19:09

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:think: not very expensive to buy... Link to "www.autotrader.co.uk"

G-MANN UK

2014-05-11 19:10

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But probably still not cheap to run.

Actually £10K is more than I expected it would be, probably because it's low mileage. And ooh, I don't know about that velour interior (makes it seem like a 70s Cadillac) :/

-- Last edit: 2014-05-11 19:14:29

ingo DE

2014-05-11 19:15

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G-MANN wrote And ooh, I don't know about that velour interior. :/

:wow: Yes, great! Does velour interior at a Bentley or a Roller lift up or push down the price? It can be possible, that some day I'm mad enough to thnk about a cheap purchase in UK again...
But I hate leather seats (not to talk about skai leather. And sunroofs are useless shit, too.

G-MANN UK

2014-05-11 19:20

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I don't know, but it's probably much much rarer than leather (which does have its downsides - it gets hot, your skin sticks to it, and it cracks)

Sunroofs aren't necessary most of the time but sometimes it's nice to have them (when parked you can lie back and look at the sky instead of the ceiling)

-- Last edit: 2014-05-11 19:22:14

ingo DE

2014-05-11 19:22

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Well, velour is usually much less durable than leather over the years, but I prefer that material anyways.

G-MANN UK

2014-05-11 19:24

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When velour interiors get old they get all musty.

johnfromStaffs EN

2014-05-11 19:42

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The Eight was the poverty model, there are two ways of looking at this, 1) why have the poverty model of a car like a Bentley? 2) If you go poverty there are fewer expensive gew-gaws to go wrong. (For definition of gew-gaws please watch "The Lavender Hill Mob.) This car is now approaching 30 years old, and even the poverty models are very complex. I know from experience of 30 years of Bentley ownership that genuine Bentley parts are extremely expensive, and that there are very few choices of supplier. The car may look cheap, but to fix anything, and to keep it serviced in the correct manner is also very expensive.

This model was also the point at which electronics started to be used for engine management and even Bentleys bought from the cheapest tenderer. There is currently some discussion within the Bentley Drivers Club about the viability and durability of the electronics fitted to the cars, even more so on the models that came after the series in the picture. I am not trying to put you off, just to say "be careful".

-- Last edit: 2014-05-11 20:13:24

ingo DE

2014-05-11 19:46

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@G-MANN: Not if you have a dry garage and let the windows open a bit, when you store the car there. And if you are smart as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upHYnigkaZg :D
With that caretaking a velour-interior will not get this problem all. For example at my K 70, where the 41-year-old-interior is not a little bit musty at all - altough the windscreen-rubber is totally gone, causing dripping water above and under the dashboard an even the tiniest rain shower.

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chicomarx BE

2014-05-11 19:46

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ingo wrote And sunroofs are useless shit

Sunroofs aren't useless shit. You can leave it a few inches open when it's parked in the boiling sun, when you can't leave the windows open. Plus a better breeze when driving, no side draft.

ingo DE

2014-05-11 20:05

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They are :o
a) very problematical, if not 100% perfectly sealed. A sunroof-car rusts and decomposes at many more parts, as a normal car. And when this happens, it's often not repairable/restorable.
b) a broken sunroof -usually it gets broken on a weekend far away from home at pouring rain- is ugly to repair. Often you have to remove a plenty of other parts -which often get broken by that- and have to handle in small slots, where you cut and scratch your fingers. Plus the fact, that original sunroof-manufacturer-spec spare parts often are unavailable
c) a sunroof let increase the fuel consumption. A lot, when it's open while driving, a little bit, when it's closed - due the higher weight. Every kilogramme weights costs a little bit more fuel. And a higher weight pushes down the max.speed capacity.
d) it's uncomfortable to sit in a sunroof-car, because the roof is much lower. The sunroof-cartridge is mounted inside. With my 1.89m I often -usually!- bump my head in sunroof-cars.

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AleX_DJ AT

2014-05-11 20:10

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If I noticed right, nowadays are sunroofs less diffused. Car makers seem to prefer to develop panoramic roofs than sunroofs.

chris40 UK

2014-05-11 20:23

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The S-Type Jaguar I took to Macedonia in 2000 had both clear and steel sunroofs, and both opened. I wasn't paying for the fuel so I quite liked it.

chicomarx BE

2014-05-11 20:25

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@ingo
I'm exactly the same height and have some space left.
I don't have a & b on my car which is 16 year old. Those are quality issues, possibly VW-related.
"Every kilogramme weights costs a little bit more fuel." That also goes for the person inside. Midgets must drive cheaply.
Fuel consumption is already 10+ liters so it doesn't matter anymore...

ingo DE

2014-05-11 20:28

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AleX_DJ wrote If I noticed right, nowadays are sunroofs less diffused. Car makers seem to prefer to develop panoramic roofs than sunroofs.

In two versions, openable and fixed. The openable is at least the same construction as a old-style sunroof.

ingo DE

2014-05-11 20:33

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@chicomarx: it depends on the car. I was often badly surprised by cars with generally spacy interior, as small SUVs or different Passat-generations.
The quality of sunroofs has nothing to do with the quality of the car, because no car-company produces own ones. In Europe in fact "Rockwell Golde" holds a monopolistic positions about them.

AleX_DJ AT

2014-05-11 20:51

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ingo wrote
In two versions, openable and fixed. The openable is at least the same construction as a old-style sunroof.


Yes, and furthermore there are also many soft tops (as like the new C1/108/Aygo) or panoramic windscreen (my Citroen C3 has got it and it's very appreciable)

ingo DE

2014-05-12 17:01

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G-MANN wrote
Sunroofs aren't necessary most of the time but sometimes it's nice to have them (when parked you can lie back and look at the sky instead of the ceiling)

:think: Hmm, I just cannot imagine, at which location I should do that? On the ALDI-parking? Or in front of my office? But maybe I'm not really romantic... (which my wife will confirm)

G-MANN UK

2014-05-20 20:01

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If I had one I wouldn't take it to Aldi (or any other supermarket car park)

Gamer DE

2014-05-20 20:03

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You have Aldi in Britain?

G-MANN UK

2014-05-20 20:04

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Yes, in many towns. And Lidl.

They're like alternative supermarkets, not very well appointed compared to the mainstream ones (Sainsburys, ASDA, Tesco etc) but you can get quality European food at good prices.

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johnfromStaffs EN

2014-05-20 23:34

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And, talking of supermarket carparks......................... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-lQ11igLI0

-- Last edit: 2014-05-20 23:42:44 (G-MANN)

ingo DE

2014-05-21 21:58

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G-MANN wrote Yes, in many towns. And Lidl.
They're like alternative supermarkets, not very well appointed compared to the mainstream ones (Sainsburys, ASDA, Tesco etc) but you can get quality European food at good prices.


As for example https://imageshack.com/i/mtp0nrj :miam: Original ALDI UK. O.k., too cheap and ugly for the experts https://imageshack.com/i/n786qdj , but fine in my opinion.

antp BE

2014-05-22 16:59

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