To be sold by Silverstone Auctions at ‘The May Sale’ on the 13th May 2017 in The Wing building, Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN. For further details please contact Harry Whale 01926 691 141.
Registration: T109 WEO
Chassis Number: SCBZB26E0XCH63182
Engine Number: 90007LH/0M/T1W
Number of cylinders: 8
Year of Manufacture: 1999
Estimate (£): 85,000 - 95,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
The flagship Bentley Continental 'R' Mulliner was introduced in March 1999 and manufactured until 2003 by Bentley Motors in Crewe. Regarded by some as one of the last 'real' Bentleys, the 6,750cc Turbocharged engine produced 420bhp and a staggering 650 lbs/ft of torque, resulting in sixty miles an hour arriving in 5.6 seconds and a top speed of over 170mph.
This, right-hand drive, Mulliner 'Widebody' example was registered on the 5th July 1999 and has covered just over 20,000 miles in the hands of its three owners. Presented in the striking combination of Silver Tempest with a St. James Red interior, this vehicle has enjoyed the warmer climates of southern Spain throughout the early period of its life, as a personal export for its first owners. Regularly serviced by specialists in Barcelona with evidence in the accompanying history file at 6,423 miles, 8,540 miles, 10,469 miles and 12,044 miles. After returning to the UK a few years later, Royce Engineering in Surrey serviced the car in August of last year when the odometer was indicating 16,755 miles. Our vendor confirms that he has recent invoices of over £10,000, including a full ‘C Check’ service and inspection, at which point the brake pads and parking brake were also replaced.
The car's original handbooks are also present as well as two sets of keys and its original period car phone. With a current MOT until August 2017, this desirable and topical model is rightfully stretching its legs in the classic car market, so don’t miss out before these desirable sporting Bentleys arrive in six-figure territory.