"Since 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' resonates to the R-Type Bentleys from the 1950s as well as the Turbo R of the 1980s. 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. Needless to say, the performance was outstanding, the combination of the Turbo R engine in the new wind-cheating shape cutting the 0-60mph time to under six seconds and boosting a top speed in excess of 150mph.
This striking and collectable Continental R was first registered on 1st January 1993 to the CEO of Rolex who special ordered this car with a host of Mulliner upgrades, the most striking of all was the Emerald Green special-order paint, the same colour of the Rolex watch boxes. According to the sales invoice the price when new was £146,000 and K665 MCL is trimmed with Parchment leather and is now showing a warranted mileage of just 30,358. Offered with the build sheets and book pack in a comprehensive history file, we are advised in early 2020 £3,900 was spent on service work with little mileage covered since. The lavish specification includes an up to date satellite navigation system and a £3,000 television to the rear, this is truly a one-off car combining two of the most iconic international brands, special ordered by Rolex and fulfilled by Mulliner for Bentley."