Majestic Bentley to be auctioned for charityMon, 02 Jun 2014
A SUPREMELY elegant 1987 Bentley 8 is to be auctioned for charity as part of a sale including more than 150 cars.
The majestic Bentley will take its place amongst the myriad other fine classic cars at the Historics at Brooklands auction in Surrey on Saturday, June 7, following the sad news of the death of the car’s current owner’s sister.
Significantly, this much-loved and well-travelled Bentley – presented in fine condition inside and out – is offered at no reserve, with all proceeds from the sale donated to charity at the request of the vendor, plus Historics’ sellers and buyers’ commissions.
According to a statement released by the auctioneers, “whilst the Historics auction catalogue was being prepared came the sad news from the vendor that his sister Lucy had passed away following a three-year battle against liver cancer. She was 42 and leaves behind a nine-year old daughter.
“Lucy had been given just weeks to live in 2011, but with the aid of the extraordinary work of the research charity, Cancer Vaccine Institute, she enjoyed a good quality of life for a further two and a half years."
The statement continues: "Professor Angus Dalgleish and the team at CVI rely on donations alone. All funds therefore from the sale of this Bentley on Saturday June 7, will be donated to the Cancer Vaccine Institute."
Further donations are encouraged, and can be made through their website, cancervaccine.org.uk/donate
For more information on the Bentley and the full 150+ classic car and 100 classic motorcycle consignments, visit www.historics.co.uk
By Press Association reporter