Lot 304 - 1991 Bentley Mulsanne S
|Odometer reading||87,326 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £8,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,040|
The Bentley Mulsanne is a performance luxury car produced from 1980 until 1992 although derivative models like the Continental T and Azure continued in production into the 2000s. The name 'Mulsanne' is derived from Bentley's famous racing history, which included five victories at the 24 Hours du Mans between 1924 and 1930 - the 'Mulsanne Straight' being the stretch of the Le Mans racecourse where cars reach their highest speeds. The new Bentley promised to epitomise the very spirit of Bentley motoring by offering ample performance combined with complete comfort. Launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 1982 and produced until 1985 was the Mulsanne Turbo. There was a 50% increase in power thanks to the Garrett Airesearch turbocharger. There was the usual highly polished walnut veneered fascia, blemish-free leather and carpets and headlining of pure wool for the interior.
In 1987, the Mulsanne was spiced up by the introduction of the 'S' , although this model lacked its turbocharger, many of its other details were similar to the Turbo R, including that car's alloy wheels and interior with the suspension firmed up for a more sporting ride. The rectangular headlamps from the 1980s gave way to quad round units for 1989.
Supplied in dark blue with a contrasting pale grey leather interior and blue lambswool overrugs, this seemingly sound example appears to be in good order throughout. The door-cappings are in good order and the well-crafted leather seats are supplied with heat and electrical adjustment and memory. Complete with a V5C registration document, these understated motorcars are increasing in desirability and good ones are consequently sought after.
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