Lot 233 - 2010 Bentley Mulsanne
|Odometer reading||39,923 miles|
|Estimate||£62,000 - £70,000|
|Result||Sold - £64,960|
The Bentley Mulsanne is named after the Mulsanne Straight of the Le Mans racing circuit, Bentley cars having won six victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the past. Bentley brought back the Mulsanne nameplate that was last used in 1992; this model replaces the hugely successful Arnage and was unveiled at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August 2009. In keeping with the Arnage, the Mulsanne retained the 6750cc, V8 power unit, the engine was lighter and featured cylinder de-activation and variable cam phasing to improve fuel efficiency. Customers had a choice of 114 paint colours, 21 carpet colours, nine wood veneers, and 24 interior leather hides, as well as specify a custom colour scheme. It was the first flagship car to be independently designed by Bentley Motors in nearly 80 years; the last being W.O. Bentley's 8 litre model in 1930.
This excellent Bentley Mulsanne, 2011 model, was supplied new with the Mulsanne launch pack, Flying ‘B’ radiator mascot, veneered iPad drawer and minor gauge panel. It was sent to Bentley Leicester in October 2010 as a dealer demonstrator. Finished in Brodgar (silver grey metallic) with Linen (cream) leather interior complemented with Highland Hare (dark grey) carpets, this Mulsanne has only covered 40,000 miles from new which is verified by the service book and MoT test history. The car is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in March 2019 and the service book. In fabulous condition throughout, the driving experience of such a luxury car is like no other; the sumptuous interior is supremely comfortable with a top speed of 190mph, (where permitted) and a 0-62mph time of 4.9 seconds; for such a large car the performance is outstanding.
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