John Cleese’s Beloved Bentley Goes To Auction …And Includes Lunch With The Monty Python Star !
The Bentley Eight owned by John Cleese for the past 25 years is to being sold by auction by www.originalmemorabilia.co.uk The green 6.8 litre Bentley Eight which has had some famous passengers in its time including Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline, goes on sale on the 29th November with the auction closing 10 days later on Sunday 9th December at 10.30pm GMT. Mr Cleese said ‘Twenty-five years on it is a little faded, and needs some TLC to restore to its natural beauty including some attention to the battle scars from a quarrel with a gate post the last time I drove it but it remains a fabulous car to drive and is the most beautiful car I have ever owned. It’s like driving a Starfighter. It has been utterly reliable and it also removed any sense of haste from my life. You don’t drive it, you guide it. Yet, if you need a moment of acceleration, the power surges like a battleship.’
The car which is currently in storage in the UK comes with service history Tax , 12 months MOT, and an exclusive invitation to have lunch with its illustrious owner! and can be viewed in Kent by arrangement with The Original Memorabilia Company.
For those with smaller budgets ‘Fawlty Towers’ car beating scene (when Basil gives his red Morris 1100 a damn good thrashing with a branch) has been captured in an official limited edition lithograph with screen stills from the BBC episode and they have been individually signed by John Cleese. Currently just £29.99 from www.originalmemorabilia.co.uk
For further information and photographs please visit www. Originalmemorabilia.co.uk or contact Peter Spicer at firstname.lastname@example.org