Lot 236 - 1994 Bentley Continental R
|Odometer reading||86,500 miles|
|Estimate||£26,000 - £32,000|
|Result||Sold - £26,602|
- Serviced less than 2,000 miles ago
- Recent full set of Avon Turbospeed tyres
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 a top speed in excess of 150mph.
Originally registered on 4th February 1994 this Bentley Continental R has been owned by the fastidious vendor for the last eight years and has been maintained by Specialist Cars of Exeter under his stewardship. Serviced less than 2,000 miles ago and with a new set of Avon Turbospeed tyres fitted at the same time, this stylish Bentley was repainted in 2011 in the correct Red Pearl paint. This is complemented by Sandstone interior, the cockpit of a Continental R is an area of beauty with walnut wood and gauges featuring highly. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 19th June 2020 together with a comprehensive service history this Bentley is a magnificent vehicle to drive and offers outstanding value.
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