1991 Bentley Continental

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1991
  • Mileage 
    39 300 km / 24 420 mi
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    SCBZDOOA4LCH30281
  • Engine number 
    72337L410INEL
  • Lot number 
    431
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Royal Blue
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Superbly presented Series III supplied new by Jack Barclay in 1991Absolutely delightful combination of Royal Blue over blue-piped magnolia hideExcellent electric hood in matching blue mohair with a blue-piped magnolia fitted coverJust over 39,000 miles from new confirmed by the comprehensive service historyOffered with an MOT (January 2020), spare keys, full and original book pack set and service scheduleJust 574 Bentley variants were produced compared to 4,458 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertibles The Bentley continental and Rolls-Royce Corniche convertibles were built in Crewe both utilising the 6750cc traditional Rolls-Royce alloy engine, and GM auto gearbox found in their saloon variant, known as the Silver Shadow. The Series I Bentley and Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible versions of the Shadow and T1 models first appeared in 1967, and production continued up until the first major face-lift in 1988 to the Corniche II with ABS and airbags now standard, and subsequently the Series III at the 1989 Frankfurt Motor Show when new alloy wheels, a revised interior, colour-coded bumpers, a more advanced suspension, and MK-Motronic fuel injection were introduced. The final version, the Series IV, arrived in 1992.This particular Continental Series III has the benefits of the Rolls-Royce Corniche III upgrades and is a UK car supplied through Jack Barclay when new. The full and comprehensive service history confirms the current indicated mileage of just over 39,000 miles. It is finished in arguably the best colour combination of Royal Blue with Magnolia hide, piped blue, and a blue electric soft top. It sits well, drives superbly and looks very smart in the metal. Between 1967 and 1995 just 574 Bentley convertibles were ever made, compared to 4,548 Corniche convertibles, making this car a rare and special opportunity underpinned both by its condition and provenance.Coming from a private Bentley collector and connoisseur of note, it is offered with an MOT until January 2020, spare keysand both the full and original book pack and service schedule.