Lot 177 - 1994 Bentley Continental R by Mulliner Park Ward
|Odometer reading||107,225 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £27,000|
|Result||Sold - £24,640|
From its motor car production in 1921, the Bentley name has remained synonymous with prestige, performance and luxury. The 'Continental' designation recalls the Bentley Continental of the post-war period, with the 'R' commemorating the R-Type Bentleys from the 1950s as well as the Turbo R of the 1980s. This series boasts the most powerful engine after the Continental T and has a power output of 420bhp alongside a maximum torque of 650ft-lb. The car could be pushed to a staggering top speed of some 170mph.
Presented in Royal Ebony with black leather, this wide-bodied Bentley Continental R by Mulliner Park Ward was purchased on the 21st of January 1994 by prominent businessman, serial car enthusiast and Reading Football Club co-chairman Sir John Madjeski. The car has, as you would expect, been looked after with no regard for cost and from 1994 to 2005, it was cared for by various garages including Mead of Burnham, Hoffman's of Henley and Broughtons of Surrey- at which point it had covered 102,131 miles. In 2004 Madjeski part exchanged the car for a newer model but missed it so much that he then bought it back (invoice enclosed within the history) and it has since been largely SORN or garaged as part of Sir John Madjeski's extensive car collection. Since 2006 and the car's new collection status, it has been taken care of by Bentley main dealers and specialists to ensure the car it is ever ready for an outing. Offered with a new MoT test certificate valid until March 2016, a very good history file and all handbooks and service books, this one-owner car is a rare opportunity to own a former carriage of a much loved knight of the realm. With the ability supercar cruising speeds when new and in enormous luxury, this is a very attractive proposition.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.