Lot 266 - 1993 Bentley Continental R
|Odometer reading||38,470 miles|
|Estimate||£31,000 - £36,000|
|Result||Sold - £39,200|
- Low mileage
- Includes cherished number plate
At its introduction in 1991 the Continental R was the fastest and most powerful Bentley of its day. It was also the most expensive production car in the world. This new Bentley was the first to feature a body not shared with a Rolls-Royce model since the 1965 S3 Continental. In another departure from tradition, the performance figures of the Continental R were released rather than being described as ‘adequate’ or ‘sufficient’ which had been the norm to date. The probable reason for this was that the figures were very impressive and showed 385hp at 4,000rpm and torque of 750Nm. For such an imposing car the Continental R was repeatedly acknowledged by road testers and journalists as displaying superb handling characteristics at high speeds.
This impressive Continental R was registered in November 1993 and presents extremely well in Gunmetal Grey metallic coachwork with black Connolly interior. The book pack for this Bentley contains the owner’s handbook and a service book with a reassuring 21 dealer stamps. The drive of a Bentley Continental R is a memorable experience and the look of this car is enhanced with the age proof cherished number plate which is included in the sale. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and a fresh MoT test certificate, this car represents an opportunity to acquire an extremely fine example of a superb motorcar.
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