|Cars - Bentley|
|Odometer reading||30,861 miles|
Historics at Brooklands / Brooklands Museum 3rd March 2011 Car - 03/03/2011 / 1997 Bentley Continental R / Lot 309
From its motor car production in 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"" was meant to recall the R Type Bentleys from the 1950s as well as the Turbo R of the 1980s. This series boasts the most powerful engine after the Continental T and has a power output of 420bhp and a maximum torque of 650 ft-lb. The car could be pushed to a staggering top speed of some 170 mph. This beautiful two door coupé example is from 1996, though importantly it is the 1997 model incorporating the luxury of the up-and-down steering wheel function automatically welcoming you into the commanding driving position. Finished in stylish British Racing Green coachwork with Tan leather interior, BRG piping and matching leather finished walnut dashboard, the opulent cabin with impressive modern but discreet sound system also houses the obligatory 'fat-cat' car-phone in the arm rest between the seats. Sourced to auction from an enviable collection of fine motor cars where it has lived since March 1997, the car has been serviced during this time by Royce Engineering of Betchworth, Surrey. Though regularly exercised this car has clearly been little used with the telltale MoT certificates showing little more than 1000 miles having been driven in the past 3 years which quite fittingly justifies the incredible sub 31,000 miles covered by this most impressive machine. This is an outstanding example of a much appreciated marque and model. Offered today at a sensible estimate the car is sold with V5C registration document and current MoT test certificate.