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Bentley luxury carsBentley Motors Limited is a British car maker that was founded in 1919 by the British motoring enthusiast Walter Owen Bentley. The car maker is known for its luxury, power and in more recent years its smooth sleekness. Bentley Motors is now owned by the Volkswagen Group of Germany. If you know of an excellent Bentley Website online or own a good Bentley Resource, please add it to our auto directory by filling in the form on our Submit Car Url page.

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1922 - Bentley Motors was founded on the 18th of January 1919 by the British motoring enthusiast Walter Owen Bentley. W.O. started the company making the Bentley 3 Litre model which went on to win the famous car race 24 hours of Le Mans in 1924.

1925 - The wealthy racing driver Woolf Barnato gave the company much needed finance which gave the financier ownership of much of the company.

1926 - Bentley released the 4½-litre also called the "Blower Bentley" model vehicle.

1931 - British luxury car maker Rolls-Royce bought Bentley Motors.

1998 - The German car company Volkswagen purchased the Bentley company from the now defunct Vickers plc which owned Bentley and Rolls-Royce (RR was also a part of the sale.)

2006 - Bentley produces a a convertible called the Azure. Convertible versions of the Continental GTC and the Continental GT were also released.

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