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Lot 449: Bentley Continental R

True Greats, Coys (1 December 2009)

This is a very fine example of what many have come to regard as the last of the proper hand built Bentley Continentals produced. As with the original Type R Continental from the 1950's this last Type R is very stylish, very attractive and sporting with some wonderful detail design whilst never being ostentatious. Much like the original these cars are surprisingly sporting and taut on the road with an impressive level of performance whilst always being comfortable and refined. The wonderful interior still has a lovely ambience that the German prestige competition has never been able to match

This example finished in Ming Blue with black Connolly leather was supplied by London Bentley Dealer Jack Barclay on the 11th September 1992. Jack Barclay continued to maintain the car to Bentley Service Schedule until 2000 at which point it had covered 45,000 miles. From then Bentley Dealer Hadley Green Garage has serviced the car the most recent service was completed by them on the 9th October this year. In all there are 20 service stamps which are in two service books the original one having been full by 2005!!.

Just three owners have covered 66,000 miles from new and all have clearly looked after the Bentley very carefully, shown not only by the service history but also by the excellent and very original order that the car is in. Indeed the coachwork, interior and under bonnet appearance all suggest that the car is of much more recent vintage.

On the road the Bentley is similarly impressive, it has the effortless speed and tautness that one only finds in a well maintained example.

The car is only now for sale as the last owner has decided after nine years of ownership to treat himself to a new Bentley. The car comes with all books, including the abovementioned two service books in the correct leather wallet, all tools and spare keys, current MOT and road tax and a full set of sheepskin overrugs.

Lot Details
Auction True Greats
Coys, The Royal Horticultural Halls, London
Lot Number449
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£31658
Condition rating0
Registration numberK354 SRK   
Chassis numberSCBZB03A8NCH 42146
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2