Lot 192 - 1989 Bentley Continental
|£85,000 - £105,000
- Desirable rare model
- In excellent condition throughout
- Maintained to a very high standard
A key factor in Rolls-Royce's marketing strategy for the 1980s was the re-launch of Bentley. To rekindle interest in the marque, a glorious name from its past was resurrected - 'Continental' - and applied to the two-door model previously known, like its Rolls-Royce equivalent, as the Corniche. An inspired move, the Bentley's 1984 name change had the desired effect; sales, which in the 13 years since the Corniche's launch had amounted to just 77 Bentley-badged cars, totalling 421 for the succeeding 11 years of Continental production.
This superb looking example is finished in dark blue metallic over a magnolia leather trim and is complemented with a dark blue mohair hood covering. The condition of this Bentley is very good throughout, the coachwork is in superb order retaining a deep shine and shows very few blemishes as to the interior which is in fine fettle. Reported to run and drive very well indeed, this Continental has recently been driven circa 500 miles without fault. Offered from a private collection this Bentley comes complete with an extensively documented service history with all keys, books, tools, and is kept in the finest order by our vendor. This rare beast is one of the best we have seen and is an opportunity not to be missed. Interested parties should note that a bespoke leather luggage set has been made for the car and is available by separate negotiation.
Interested parties should note that contrary to the catalogue description the vehicle details below are correct;
Registration number: G573 KOE /
Chassis number: SCBZD00AXKCH29277 /
Engine number: 68272LL101/9
Previous lotLot 191 - 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Mk. I
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