1999 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL R BY MULLINER PARK WARD *WITHDRAWN*
Historics at Brooklands | 20-Aug-2016 | Historics at Brooklands August Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 303
Year : 1999
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : automatic
RHD
Registration No. : T109 WEO
Chassis No. : SCBZB26EOXCH63182
Engine No. : 90007LH/OM/T1W
£ 70,000 - 78,000 Estimate
Bentley Continental R by Mulliner Park Ward *WITHDRAWN*
 

 

From its motor car production in 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' was meant to recall the R-Type
Bentleys from the 1950s as well as the Turbo R of the 1980s. 
This series boasts the most powerful engine after the Continental T
and has a power output of 420bhp and a maximum torque of 650
ft-lb.  The car could be pushed to a staggering top speed of
some 170mph. 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 re-stated for the 1990s and
beyond.

This wide-bodied Continental R is finished in Silver Tempest
with St. James interior and could only be described as a superb
vehicle in every aspect. The coachwork shows no sign of any
blemishes and the interior is in superb order, the leather being
complimented by black carpets and top roll, the walnut dashboard
adding the final touches to this sumptuous interior. The Bentley
has been very well looked after, having covered a mere 16,720 miles
since its registration 17 years ago. Aesthetically, a Continental R
is a beautiful design but this example is further enhanced by the
fitment of a chrome radiator grille and wide-body courtesy of
Mulliner Park Ward, in addition to this the fitment of front wing
vents and Continental T wheels. Supplied originally by Jack Barclay
in London, this Bentley comes with a V5 registration document and a
current MoT test certificate, this represents excellent value in
comparison to the price it was when new. To drive a Continental R
is a memorable experience; this car represents an opportunity to
acquire an extremely fine example of a superb motorcar.

DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS
HAD TO BE WITHDRAWN.



 
For sale by auction on Saturday 20 August 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170

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