1992 Bentley Continental R Coupe by Mulliner Park Ward

Clearly cherished and well cared for, this is a delightful example of a rare and desirable, high-performance Bentley.Originally supplied by Mann Egerton, London in June 1992Superb throughout being finished in the desirable combination of Balmoral Green with magnolia hideThe 325bhp, 6.75-litre turbocharged V8 offers 150mph and 0-60 in 6.6secsComprehensive service history supporting the indicated mileage of 46,900Recent MOT issued without advisoriesWe welcome any inspection of this splendid motor carAlthough launched at the Geneva Salon of 1991, many elements of the John Heffernan/Ken Greenley-penned Continental R had been seen at the same event as far back as 1984, when Bentley unveiled their `Project 90' concept car; a suitably enthusiastic reception leading the company to develop the car for production. Clearly, the Sultan of Brunei approved of the end result, as he bought the 1991 show car at the exhibition. The new car was based on the Turbo R floor-pan and powered by that model's 6.75-litre turbocharged V8 engine, which was believed (the Rolls-Royce/Bentley company of the day never quoted horsepower figures) to produce in the region of 325bhp fed through the, then new, four-speed GM 4L80-E transmission. Whatever the power output, it was sufficient to give a top speed of some 150mph and a 0-60mph acceleration time of around 6.6 seconds - no mean feat for a car weighing in at some 2.5 tons and the best of any Bentley in its day. Unlike all other Bentleys since the S3 of 1965, its body was unique to the marque and not shared with any model of Rolls-Royce. All Continental Rs were finished and trimmed by Rolls-Royce’s Mulliner Park Ward subsidiary and carried MPW builder’s plates, with the bodies being assembled by hand from machine-pressed panels. The Continental R was produced from 1991 to 2003, during which time some 1,290 of these exclusive motor cars found comfortable homes.This superb example was originally supplied by Mann Egerton, London in June 1992 finished in Balmoral Green with Magnolia Hide piped in green, Spruce detailing and Conifer carpets with matching Lambswool over-mats. Accompanying the car is a detailed and comprehensive service history showing visits during its early years to Mead Bentley and Broughtons, with attention being paid in later years by Specialist Cars in Exeter, Devon resulting in all things mechanical being in excellent order. The last MOT Certificate on file was issued on 26 Sept 2020 (without advisories) at an indicated mileage of 46,849, with just 60 miles having been covered in the intervening period. Included in the history file is a valuation from the Bentley Drivers Club dated October 2020 suggesting an insurance value of around £45,000.The remainder of the Continental R presents beautifully with exceptional paintwork and an interior that is, as you might expect, from a ‘gentleman’s carriage’ that cost some £170,000 new and has covered less than 50,000 miles since.This is a cherished and well cared for, low mileage example of a rare and desirable, high-performance Bentley and we strongly advocate that you take the opportunity to come and closely inspect this remarkable car.BENTLEY CONTINENTAL R – J844 HGHDate of First Registration ; 17/06/1992Service History17/02/93 - Mead of Burnham @ 1270 miles10/09/93 – Mead of Burnham @3174 miles08/04/94 – Mead of Burnham @ 3975 miles04/10/94 - Mead of Burnham @ 5998 miles11/04/95 – Mead of Burnham @ 7565 miles27/12/95 – Mead of Burnham @ 10043 miles03/07/96 – Mead of Burnham @ 11891 miles11/03/97 – Mead of Burnham @13984 miles27/01/98 – Mead of Burnham @ 16185 miles07/09/98 – Mead of Burnham @ 17448 miles01/11/99 – Mead of Burnham @ 19724 miles17/07/00 – Broughtons of Surrey @ 21338 miles14/05/01 – Broughtons of Cheltenham @ 21814 miles11/03/02 – Broughtons of Surrey @ 22929 miles02/12/02 – Broughtons of Surrey @ 23413 miles03/06/06 – Straight Eight New Forest @ 24745 miles04/05/07 – Specialist Cars ( South West ) @ 28228 miles06/06/08 – Specialist Cars ( South West ) @ 31820 miles11/05/10 – Specialist Cars ( South West ) @ 32345 miles11/02/14 – Specialist Cars ( South West ) @ 35495 miles08/09/14 – Phantom Motors @ 39312 miles30/10/15 – Specialist Cars @ 43571 miles10/09/18 – Specialist Cars @ 45739 milesSpecificationMake: BENTLEYModel: CONTINENTAL R MULLINERYear: 1992Chassis Number: SCBZB03A5NCH42069Transmission: AutomaticEngine Number: 76738L4101/TKNDrive Side: Right-hand DriveOdometer Reading: 46910 MilesMake: RHDInterior Colour: Magnolia piped Green LeatherClick here for more details and images