Lot 249 - 1988 Bentley Continental Convertible
|Odometer reading||95,077 miles|
|Estimate||£60,000 - £70,000|
|Result||Sold - £67,920|
From its production in 1921, the Bentley name has remained synonymous with prestige, performance and luxury. The finest Bentleys of the post-war period were designated ‘Continental’; a title which was re-introduced in 1984 in the form of the Bentley Continental Convertible, an example of which from 1991 is available today. The Bentley Continental is powered by a V8 engine incorporating an aluminium-silicon alloy block, aluminium cylinder heads and cast iron wet cylinder liners; the bore was 4.1" and the stroke 3.9" giving a total of 6.75 litres. Fuel was supplied via a Bosche MK-Motronic fuel injection system, with drive provided via a four-speed automatic GM Hydromatic gearbox and a top speed quoted by Bentley of 131mph.
This delightfully handsome Bentley was originally registered on 1st August 1988 and presents in superb condition. The black coachwork and mohair hood are unmarked and the cream leather interior complements the exterior perfectly. With seats as comfortable as armchairs and deep rich walnut wood in plentiful supply, this is a supremely stylish convertible. As soon as the 6750 V8 engine is fired up, it is apparent that a smooth and quite ride will be enjoyed. The effortless way in which this Bentley travels is remarkable and a credit to the designers; with 95,000 miles on the clock she is barely run-in. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 22nd June 2018 together with a history folder, this Bentley Continental is a sure way to enjoy the summer ahead.
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