Lot 189 - 1993 Bentley Continental R
|Odometer reading||84,300 miles|
|Estimate||£35,000 - £45,000|
- Comprehensive service history
- Desirable colour combination
- From a private collection
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 boasting a top speed in excess of 150mph.
Delivered new to Northern Ireland this beautifully presented Bentley is offered in Balmoral Metallic Green over Parchment hide and is complemented by a Spruce Green steering wheel and piping, along with Portland Stone carpets and lambswool rugs. Also fitted are the factory optional sports wheels, shod with a set of Avon Turbospeed tyres with good tread all round. First registered in the UK in 1995 the Continental R has resided here ever since and comes to the market from a private collection. Offered with a comprehensive history file including a complete and detailed service history from main dealers and Bentley specialists over two factory service books. Few examples have been maintained to such a standard and with an MoT test certificate valid until 28th July 2022, a UK registration document, and various sundry invoices, this Bentley is ready to be used and enjoyed in the coming summer months.
Interested parties should note that this vehicle is not offered with a registration document. There is a scanned copy of the most recent registration document in the history file however a new registration document will need to be applied for with the DVLA.
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