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1997 Bentley Continental R - Offered at NO RESERVE For Sale by Auction

To be offered at the Silverstone Classic Auction on Saturday 27th July in The Wing building at the Silverstone Circuit, NN12 8TN. Viewing is available from 9am on Friday 26th July and the morning of the sale day. For further images and information please click on the lot listing link to get in touch. Lot No. 205 - 1997 Bentley Continental R Estimate: £35,000 - £40,000 (+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%) A No Reserve Bentley Continental R that both looks and drives superbly - A really lovely example of the two-door Continental, the ultimate Grand Tourer - 385 bhp and an incredible 750 Nm of torque available from just 2000 rpm - Superbly finished in Ascot Green with a delightful Saddle Tan interior - Excellent specification including fully veneered waist rails, chestnut console and walnut dashboard - Comprehensive service history corroborating the indicated mileage of 71,150 - Offered as a No Reserve lot by our realistic private vendor. An exceptional opportunity The two-door version of the Bentley Continental was produced from 1991 to 2003 and at the time of its launch, was the most expensive production car in the world. It was the ultimate Grand Tourer - sleek, seductive and fast. It used the engine from the Bentley Turbo R with certain updates designed by the legendary company, Cosworth Racing Engines, who confirmed that power was up to 385 BHP with and an incredible 750 Nm of Torque available from just 2000 RPM. This meant a car that weighed over two tonnes could accelerate from 0 - 60mph in just six seconds, remarkable. This car is both a UK supplied and matching numbers example that is coming from private ownership of a true Bentley enthusiast. Finished in the traditional colour for a Bentley of Ascot Green but with an unusual shade of tan leather upholstery (known officially as Saddle) specified from new. The non-standard features, as confirmed by the original factory specification in the accompanying history file, include fully veneered waist rails, a chestnut console and walnut dashboard, colour-keyed door mirrors, electric rear blind, reversing aid made audible and visible, an Ascot Green steering wheel rim, painted headlamp surrounds, Bentley wing vents and extended runners to the passenger seat. Today it benefits from a comprehensive service history which confirms the mileage of 71,150 as correct. Offered as a No Reserve lot by our realistic private vendor, this car is an excellent example and should definitely not be overlooked or confused with similar cars of average condition and provenance. An exceptional opportunity for the serious collector/enthusiast.


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Price
2004 Bentley 2004 Bentley Continental GT RHD Array £3600000
1931 Bentley 1931 Bentley 8.0 Litre Weyman Saloon by H.J. Mulliner Array £1200000
1931 Bentley 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Vandenplas Style Tourer Array £1150000
1929 Bentley 1929 4 1/2 Litre H.J. Mulliner Weymann Saloon Array £1100000
1953 Bentley 1953 Bentley 'R' Type Continental by HJ Mulliner Array £975000
1939 Bentley 1939 Bentley 4.25MX chassis series with Embiricos style body Array £950000
1953 Bentley 1953 Bentley R Type Continenal H J Mulliner Array £795000
1929 Bentley 1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Blower Open Tourer RHD by Graham Moss Array £724000
1996 Bentley 1996 Bentley Azure Convertible = clean Blue(~)Tan LHD $66.5k Array £665000
1928 Bentley 1928 BENTLEY 6 1/2 litre Tourer Array £659995
1929 Bentley 1929 Bentley 4½-Litre (5.3) Supercharged Tourer Recreation Array £620000
1952 Bentley 1952 Bentley R-Type DHC by Graber Array £550000
2012 Bentley 2012 Stunning Bentley GT V8 Mulliner Spec Array £530000
1963 Bentley 1963 Bentley S3 Continental Coupe Array £495000
1956 Bentley 1956 Bentley S1 Continental H.J. Mulliner Fastback Array £490000
1957 Bentley 1957 Bentley S1 Continental Fastback by H. J. Mulliner 1957 Array £475000
1936 Bentley 1936 Bentley 4.25 litre tourer by Vanden Plas Array £475000
1927 Bentley 1927 Bentley 4 ½ Litre Le Mans style Tourer Array £450000
1957 Bentley 1957 Bentley S1 Continental H.J. Mulliner Fastback Array £450000
1950 Bentley 1950 Bentley Blue Train by Racing Green Array £450000
1957 Bentley 1957 Bentley S1 Continental Fastback by H.J.Mulliner Array £450000
1956 Bentley 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Park Ward Coupe Array £440000
1961 Bentley 1961 BENTLEY S2 CONTINENTAL MULLINER 2 DR - CONCOURS RESTORATION Array £425000
1959 Bentley 1959 Bentley S1 Continental Coupe by Park Ward Array £425000
1956 Bentley 1956 Bentley Continental S1 fastback Array £400000