Lot 131 - 1994 Bentley Continental R
|Odometer reading||22,834 miles|
|Estimate||£36,000 - £44,000|
|Result||Sold - £33,600|
- A stunning low mileage example
- Only three previous keepers
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 restated 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.
This regal Bentley example is offered in Mica Red with Sandstone leather and the cockpit of this Continental R is an area of beauty with walnut wood and gauges featuring highly. Boasting just four owners from new, the first two were brothers and the car was reportedly driven mostly by a family chauffer. Our vendor, the fourth keeper, has owned this exquisite example since 2006 and describes the car as part of the family. Originally registered on 23rd March 1994, this Continental R has been cared for by Bentley and Rolls-Royce specialists, the comprehensively stamped service booklet shows a very good level of maintenance performed by all previous keepers, this is combined with every MoT test certificate which can be accounted for. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 28th September 2020 together with a comprehensive service history, these Bentley’s are magnificent vehicles to drive and this example offers outstanding value for such a low mileage example in wonderful condition.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.