Lot 292 - 1995 Bentley Continental R
|Odometer reading||49,000 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £23,520|
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' recalling the R-Type Bentleys from the 1950's as well as the Turbo R of the 1980's. This series boasts the most powerful engine after the Continental T and has a power output of 420bhp and a maximum torque of 650 ft-lb. The car could be pushed to a staggering top speed of some 170mph, impressive when you consider the luxury if offers.
Presented in completely original condition with no modifications, this fine example of a lefthand drive Continental R was originally delivered to Florida in the US before moving across to California. It was then acquired by an Italian gentleman and re-imported back to the UK in 2008. It has covered limited mileage in the intervening years as noted in the supplied MoT test certificates , the most recent of which expires in June, 2016. Supplied with handbooks and invoices for servicing, this fresh looking example is described by its owner as being in very good condition throughout.
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