Bensport Ltd have collectively over 100 years experience working with Derby and Crewe built Rolls-Royce & Bentley motor cars. Using this wealth of knowledge and expertise we have dedicated ourselves to producing La Sarthe. A coach built car of our own design, built using the best of traditional and modern techniques. Sitting on a lovingly restored, original R-Type or MkVI chassis, this is the Grand Tourer we believe encapsulates the spirit of Bentley in the style of the 1950s.
Until the 1950s Rolls-Royce / Bentley could supply a rolling chassis and the coach builder of your choice would build your car to your specification. Bensport is once again offering this same bespoke service, not only with our own cars, but also a complete coachbuilding service all under one roof. We are one of the few companies in the UK to offer a coachbuilding service using traditional English wheeling techniques along with full in house mechanical restoration service. Keeping it all under one roof ensures adequate communication into all the interconnected aspects of building a coach-built classic car.
When Rolls-Royce acquired Bentley Motors in 1931, they started developing the new model, the development was codenamed Peregrine. Rolls-Royce initially called the new car "Bensport" before it became known as the "Derby Bentley". For many years this was also used as their telegram address for Crewe and Park Lane.
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