18th Mar, 2020 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

 
  Lot 25
 

1993 Bentley Continental R
Ordered by Rolex CEO and painted in same colour as the watch boxes

Sold for £45,000

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: K665MCL
Chassis No: SCBZB03A7PCH42531
MOT: August 2020

  • Only 29000 warranted miles
  • Comprehensive history file
  • Rear TV fitted
  • Ordered by Rolex CEO and painted in same colour as the watch boxes

Sold new for £146,000 according to its sale invoice, K665 MCL features Emerald Green special-order paint and is trimmed with Parchment leather. Ordered new by Rolex and painted to match their boxes, the car now registers c.29,000 warranted miles. Offered with build sheets and book pack, we are advised c.£3,900 has just been spent on service work whilst the lavish specification includes an up to date satellite navigation system and a £3,000 television to the rear.

Though launched at the Geneva Motor Show of 1991, many elements of the John Heffernan/Ken Greenley-penned Continental R had been seen there as far back as 1984, when Bentley unveiled their `Project 90' concept car; the enthusiastic reception leading them to develop it for production. The new car was based on the Turbo R floorpan and powered by its 6.75-litre turbocharged V8 engine, that was believed (the Rolls-Royce/Bentley company of the day never quoted horsepower figures) to produce in the region of 324bhp - sufficient to give a top speed of some 145mph and a 0-60mph acceleration time of around 6.6 seconds.

 

Auction: Imperial War Museum Duxford, 18th Mar, 2020

AUCTION VENUE
Imperial War Museum
Duxford
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QR 

AUCTION VIEWING
Tuesday 17th March 2020 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 18th March 2020 - Due to the closure of Imperial War Museum, we are unable to offer viewing of the vehicles today. All documents and paperwork are available to view at The Red Lion Hotel, Whittlesford CB22 4NL.

BUYERS PREMIUM
12.5% (plus VAT @ 20%)

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