Lot 151 - 1993 Bentley Continental R
|Odometer reading||62,000 miles|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £32,000|
Since 1921, the Bentley name has remained synonymous with prestige, performance and luxury. The 'Continental' designation recalls the Bentley Continental of the post-war period. The 'R' resonates to the R-Type Bentleys from the 1950s as well as the Turbo R of the 1980s. Bentley's 1980s resurgence relied exclusively on models whose basic architecture was shared with other Rolls-Royce models however, the Bentley Continental R was unique to the Bentley marque. Despite the need to incorporate non-traditional features such as doors recessed into the roof, the result looked every bit a Bentley, albeit one re-stated for the 1990s. Needless to say, the performance was outstanding, the combination of the Turbo R engine in the new wind-cheating shape cutting the 0-60mph time to under six seconds and boosting top speed to in excess of 150mph.
This Georgian Silver Continental R was supplied originally by Jack Barclay Ltd on 11th February 1993.
Benefitting from a chrome radiator grille further enhancing the aesthetics of this already stunning vehicle, it is also fitted with the traditional figured walnut to the door capping, centre console and dashboard. Supplied with the original build sheet from Mulliner Park Ward at Crewe and with a V5 registration document together with a history file, this is surely a future classic. These stylish two-door Bentleys are superb to drive and offer everything expected from a luxury marque plus a whole lot more.
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