16th Mar, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

 
Lot 75
 

1993 Bentley Continental R

Sold for £31,500

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: ROI 6696
Chassis No: SCBZB03C2RCH52016
MOT: April 2022

  • Extensive main dealer and specialist service history comprising twenty-one entries across two books
  • Warranted 68,913 miles from new
  • Treated to some £4,048.24 worth of fettling during August 2020

The Continental R (code-named ‘Nepal’ by the engineering department) was designed and built entirely at Crewe. This was a significant change from previous Continentals that were offered out to coachbuilders to complete, although Mulliner Park Ward was involved in developing the body shape. The Continental R filled the space left by the Carmargue, sharing with that model an eye-watering list price. When launched in 1991, the initial press release had the price as £160,000, only for that to be tweaked upwards soon afterwards to £175,000, when the new VAT rate was announced in that year’s budget. The sleek shape had more than a nod to a more modern Bentley, to an exciting future, rather less obviously classic, and benefitted from work in the wind tunnel; the windscreen was raked to lower the vehicle’s drag coefficient, enhancing fuel consumption, lowering wind noise and raising the model’s top speed. It is said that when the model was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the assembled audience broke out into spontaneous applause.

Supplied new by H.A. Fox of Torquay and finished in the handsome combination of Diamond Blue Silver Metallic with Parchment hide upholstery and Maple wood veneers, ‘ROI 6696’ boasts extensive main dealer and specialist service history, comprising twenty-one service stamps across two books. Now showing a warranted 68,913 miles from new, the vehicle was treated to some £4,048.24 worth of fettling by John Hall Motor Vehicle Engineer during August 2020 including attention to the engine, automatic transmission, turbocharger, lambda sensor, suspension and brakes. ‘ROI 6696’ comes accompanied with its original handbook, two service books, a number of previous invoices, MOTs and the V5 document.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Hicks
andreas.hicks@handh.co.uk
07943584762

 

Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 16th Mar, 2022

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