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|Bentley Continental R Coupe by Mulliner/Park Ward|
Frank Dale & Stepsons
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|Year : 1996|
Make : Bentley
Model : Continental R
Coachbuilder : Mulliner/Park Ward
Body Type : Coupe
Colour : Dark Green
Trim : Magnolia Leather Piped Dark Green
History : Project 90 was unveiled by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd at the Geneva Motor Show in 1985 to wide acclaim. It was a full size fibre glass mock up of a future Bentley coupe, code named “Nepal.” Six years later at the same Geneva Motor Show the Bentley Continental R was unveiled to rapturous applause. It was described as the “first new Bentley since 1952” which of course is inaccurate. However it was the first Bentley not to share body styling with a Rolls-Royce for many decades. The Continental R had two things in common with its long lost cousin the R Type Continental, those being that the sleek coachwork styled by Mulliner/Park Ward was also designed in a wind tunnel and that it shared the same size 16 inch wheels, and was the first model to do so since the 1950’s. Its stylish lines were an immediate hit and although it was a new concept in appearance, the Continental R had some reassuringly familiar facets. The Bentley Turbo R’s 6.75 litre engine was fitted and the seating arrangement and dashboard layout were also very similar. The outstanding performance, elegant looks and excellent luggage capacity resulted in a Bentley that was very worthy of being named a Continental. During the twelve year production run relatively few cars were made when comparing them to the latest offerings from Bentley, making them in our opinion a possible collector’s item for the future. This particular example which we are currently offering for sale has travelled just over 83,000 miles from new and comes with good service history, almost exclusively with Bentley main agents. It will be serviced and prepared in our workshops prior to delivery to the next owner as per our normal policy. It is complete with handbook, tools and is in very good condition in every respect.
Condition : Very good condition throughout.
Technical Data : Four speed automatic gearbox, power steering, 8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration engine, 6.7 litres displacement, 6750cc capacity. Ventilated disc brakes.
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Sold on the 06.08.2012
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