1991 Bentley Continental

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1991
  • Mileage 
    39 242 mi / 63 154 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    SCBZDOOA4LCH30281
  • Engine number 
    72337L410INE
  • Lot number 
    151
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Royal Blue
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic

Description

You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location. Please contact the member of staff associated with this lot to secure your appointment. The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions will be given when making your appointment.One of only 574 Bentley convertibles produced between 1967 and 1995Absolutely 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 supportedby the comprehensive service historyFreshly MOT'd, spare keys, full and original book pack set and service scheduleThe cherished registration H20 BCTwill remain with the carThe Bentley Continental and Rolls-Royce Corniche convertibles were built in Crewe and both utilisedthe traditional 6.75-litre Rolls-Royce alloy engine, and GM auto gearbox found in their saloon variant, 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, renamedthe Corniche II whenABS and airbags becamestandard. The Series III debuted at the 1989 Frankfurt Motor Show when new alloy wheels, a revised interior, colour-coded bumpers, more advanced suspension, and MK-Motronic fuel injection were introduced. The final iteration, 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. It's finished in the stylishcolour combination of Royal Blue with Magnolia hide, piped blue, and a blue electric soft top, the carsits well, drives superbly and looks very smart in the metal. The full and comprehensive service historysupportsthe current indicated mileage of just over 39,000 miles.Between 1967 and 1995 just 574 Bentley soft topswere producedcompared to 4,548 Corniche convertibles, making this car a rare and special opportunity underpinned both by its condition and provenance. On offerfrom a private Bentley collector, this delightful motor caris offered with an MOT valid until May2021, spare keys and its original book pack and service records.The essence of Continental ownership was once most aptly summed up by Autosport's inimitable John Bolster. Writing in 1958, Bolster noted that the Continental was a classical design that achieved a high degree of excellence by its sheer quality of construction: "In doing so, it develops an individuality, a character, call it what you will, that makes it entirely different from any other marque. The man who drives a Continental lives in an enchanted world, for everybody calls him 'sir' and he may park where other lesser cars may never tread." Despite the passage of more than 60years, Bolster's words ring every bit as true today as they did then.Lot No. 151 - 1991 Bentley Continental Convertible IIIhttps://youtu.be/v6Nqsb8F-nctrue