1994 Bentley Continental

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1994
  • Mileage 
    21 800 mi / 35 084 km
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
    Airbags
    Yes
    ABS
    Yes
    ESP
    Yes
    Immobilizer
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Interior brand colour 
    Magnolia
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1982, the Mulsanne Turbo provoked a rash of headlines in the motoring press hailing the return of the 'Blower Bentley' - the 'Silent Sports Car' was back.

Bentley's 1980s resurgence had hitherto relied exclusively on models whose basic architecture was shared with other Rolls-Royce products, but on display at Geneva in '85 was 'Project 90', a mocked-up coupé intended to gauge public response to the idea of a high-performance car unique to Bentley. When the real thing - the Bentley Continental R - was unveiled six years later, the waiting crowd burst into spontaneous applause. Styled with the assistance of consultants International Automotive Design, the Continental R benefited from computer-aided design and wind tunnel testing in the devising of its sleekly streamlined shape.

Despite the need to incorporate non-traditional features such as doors recessed into the roof, the result looked every bit a Bentley, albeit one restated for the 1990s. Also new was the gearbox, a four-speed automatic with an 'overdrive' top ratio, but the main focus of interest was the newcomer's performance. Needless to say, this was outstanding, the combination of the Turbo R engine in the new wind-cheating shape cutting the 0-60mph time to under 6 seconds and boosting top speed to in excess of 150mph.

This two-owner car with ONLY 21,000 miles with full documented service history comes with all the original keys, books and tool kit.

Finished in dark red with magnolia leather and red piping and carpets, such a stylish motorcar and one you can relaxing drive you can drive anywhere.

The car wants and need nothing, just driving.