2000 Bentley Continental R Mulliner Wide Body

Beautifully specified in Peacock with Sapphire, a modern classic Bentley Coupé manufactured in limited numbers with enormous presence.Introduced in 1991, the Continental R was the first Bentley in 26 years to not share a body style with a concurrent Rolls-Royce and was inspired by the highly collectable Continental R-Type of the 1950s. The elegant two-door coachwork was styled by John Heffernan and Ken Greenley, a duo whose résumé included sports cars like the Aston Martin Virage. Five years later Bentley introduced a short-wheelbase version dubbed the Continental T that was equipped with an uprated engine developing 420bhp and an impressive 650 foot-pounds of torque available at only 2,200 rpm. Bentley customers soon expressed interest in equipping the wide-body Continental R model with the T’s more powerful engine, and the Continental R Mulliner was consequently introduced at the 1999 Geneva Salon. The nomenclature was an homage to H.J. Mulliner, the British coachbuilder responsible for the original R-Type’s breathtaking fastback bodywork. The R Mulliner’s wide-body configuration offered spacious interior elegance, whilst the twin-turbocharged V8 could rocket the car to a top speed of nearly 170mph, with brisk 5.6-second sprints to 60 mph from standstill. Individually tailored to customer order, the R Mulliner was Bentley’s ultimate 20th century combination of luxury and performance, produced in a modest total quantity of 148 cars with 63 in right-hand drive. Offered here is a well specified Bentley Continental R finished in Peacock Blue with mostly Sapphire Black interior. Purchased new by the F & W Manufacturing Company, London W1 for £240,000, this Wide body Coupé shows circa 65,000 miles on the odometer and comes with a complete, well-documented service history.Accompanying the Bentley is a service file with invoices indicating that over £15,000 has been spent on maintenance in recent years, including a service at P&A Wood as part of its pre-sale preparations, the last owner having bought the Bentley from this notable dealer directly. As well as servicing, this work included new front brake pads and discs, new rear pads, new alternator belt, various electrical rectifications, Waxoyling of the underbody, and some other maintenance. The original service book shows over 20 Bentley main dealer or specialist stamps and the original book-pack is complete with drivers handbooks.The car was purchased by our vendor in 2018, who has used it sparingly and invested his passion into bringing this car up to its fantastic current condition. On the button and driving well, this magnificent modern-classic Bentley is described as in excellent condition and will be offered with a fresh MOT and its original registration plate applied for.NB; The Cherished Registration Number illustrated does not form part of the sale. SpecificationMake: BENTLEYModel: CONTINENTAL RYear: 2000Chassis Number: SCBZB26E6YCH63317Registration Number: TBATransmission: AutomaticDrive Side: Right-hand DriveOdometer Reading: 65000 MilesMake: RHDInterior Colour: BlackClick here for more details and images