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Bentley Continental 'R' Mulliner Wide Body

Lot No.: 332

Registration: FR03 CNC
Chassis Number: SCBZB26E33CH01852
Engine Number: 104121L410M/T2W
Number of cylinders: V8
CC: 6750
Year of Manufacture: 2003
Sold for (£): Unsold

The flagship Bentley Continental 'R' Mulliner was introduced in March 1999 and manufactured until 2003 by Bentley Motors in Crewe. Regarded by most as one of the last 'real' Bentley's, the 6750cc turbo charged engine gave 420bhp and a staggering 650 Lbs/ft of torque, giving a 0-60mph dash of 5.6 seconds and a top speed of over 170mph. The 'last of line' models, which this particular car is, featured all the options that were ever offered both on the 'R' and 'T' models - including the upgraded engine to 420 bhp, suspension, wider wheels, tyres and wider wheel arches. They didn't come cheap at well over a quarter of a million pounds each, making this car look extreme value in the classic market today.

Finished in the best colour combination of dark Sapphire Blue (which appears almost black) and cream hide upholstery, with navy carpets and dark blue lambswool over rugs. This immaculate Lot comes with a comprehensive service history file showing at least one service for every year of its life and just 33,000 miles covered. If these cars are to escalate in value, and many informed collector's think they will, then surely a chance at one of the 'last of line' models that has covered a modest mileage should be the one to own? Offered with current M.O.T and full service history.