Lot 165 - 1987 Bentley Continental Convertible
|£75,000 - £95,000
- Collector quality condition
- Very rare right hand drive example
- Desirable colour combination
- Sizeable history file
The acquisition of Bentley Motors in 1998 by Volkswagen AG brought an end to an era of almost eight decades of cars built by Bentley. Mulliner Park Ward, the coachbuilding division of Rolls-Royce that built this model of the Continental, was also sold to Volkswagen AG and is now simply a personal commissioning department for the Bentley brand. The Continental Bentleys of this era are therefore not only examples of the last coachbuilt Bentley but also the last from Mulliner Park Ward. Only seventy seven examples were built comprising both the drophead convertible, such as this car, and its fixedhead coupé counterpart.
Supplied new in July 1987 by main dealer Jack Barclay, this example is presented in Royal Blue coachwork over a dark blue piped, magnolia interior with a dark blue hood. Offered in excellent condition throughout the Bentley looks superb, the paintwork is in very good order and the interior is presented very well indeed, befitting of a car that shows a mere 45,923 miles on the odometer.
Accompanying the Bentley is a sizeable history file including its full book pack. The service booklet shows that the Bentley was serviced annually by Jack Barclay for the first six years of its life at which point independent specialists took over. More recently the Continental has been serviced and maintained by The Chelsea Workshop with services every October from 2016 to 2021. Also included in the history file are MoT test certificates going back to its very first in 1990, with its most recent MoT valid until February 2025. Reported to run and drive very well indeed the Bentley runs and drives as it should and looks fantastic, ready to be enjoyed in the coming summer months this low mileage example offers superb value for money. Consignor Daniel Godin
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