Lot 245 - 1983 Bentley Mulsanne Turbo
|Odometer reading||3,078 miles|
|Estimate||£17,000 - £23,000|
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 La 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; the Mulsanne Turbo was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 1982 and produced until 1985. There was a 50% increase in power thanks to the Garrett Airesearch turbocharger while the interior featured the usual highly polished walnut veneered fascia, blemish-free leather and carpets and headlining of pure wool.
This Bentley Mulsanne Turbo has only covered an incredible 3,078 miles from new. It was purchased from Jack Barclay Limited in Berkley Square on the 25th May 1983 by Mr. Archibald D. Kelly, of Kilmacolm, who worked in shipbuilding; indeed, he owned shipyards in both Glasgow and Belfast. He purchased two Rolls-Royce Cars and another Bentley at the same time and all four cars were pampered and kept in his heated garage with parquet flooring. At the time of purchase, he had the private registration number ADK 1 assigned to this Mulsanne. In 2002 Mr. Kelly sold the Bentley to his friend Mr. D. Blair, a local coal merchant; at which time the Bentley had an odometer reading of just 2,188 miles equating to a mere 115.2 miles per annum in the 19 years of Mr. Kelly's ownership. The Bentley has been garaged all of its life and only been driven to the MoT testing garage over the last few years. Whilst in Mr. Blair's ownership, he added just 349 miles in eleven years which equates to a mere 31.2 miles per annum. The vendor bought the car in 2013 with 2,537 miles on the odometer and since then has only increased the mileage by a further 541 miles. Finished in Cotswold beige with cream leather interior and top roll, this stunning Turbo is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in March 2016, a complete tool kit and handbook pack. This unique Bentley Mulsanne is in showroom condition.
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