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Lot 112: Bentley Mulsanne S

Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction, Silverstone Auctions (4 August 2013)

There are few motorcars that truly evoke the pure motoring thrill of yesteryear, offering a rare combination of unrivalled build quality, driving pleasure and classy, understated, head-turning beauty. The Bentley marque is synonymous with all of this. By 1987 the Mulsanne was looking stale so the company decided to spice it up with the introduction of the Mulsanne 'S'. This car shared the traditional, smooth, 6.75 litre Rolls-Royce V8 with the aluminium alloy cylinder heads of its predecessor, the Bentley T2. The engine is naturally aspirated without the problematic turbocharger whilst also benefiting from the smooth and seamless 3-speed automatic transmission. PJI 6757 was born into a world of luxury. It was chosen as the Rolls-Royce/Bentley showroom display car where the well-heeled would come and admire this exciting new model from the revered marque. She was sold to her first owner in 1987 with whom she covered 34,500 miles before having the engine replaced by Goulds of Glasgow. Shortly after this, in 1991 a conversion was made so the car would run on unleaded fuel, and then later again, in 1995, and at 80,000 miles, a replacement gearbox and new torque converter were fitted by Shadow Vehicle Services of Leeds meaning the car now behaves exactly as you would expect, and pulls strongly through the automatic gearbox. Having now travelled just 120,000miles which is very little for the enormously capable 6750cc 8 cylinder engine, the car has acquired a pleasing patina without over-stepping the boundary into looking scruffy. The Silver paintwork is described as being in good order throughout, save for one or two small marks, the Oyster coloured interior is also in all-round good condition, albeit, the drivers' carpet requires replacement. This very capable Bentley is sold with UK V5C and current MoT to March 2014. Also present are two service books with 18 stamps, full book pack, full workshop manual, 14 past MoT's, a full folder of bills and receipts for works undertaken, including the replacement gearbox, and a sales invoice from Hanwell cars in 2003. All in all, this is an enormous amount of luxury motorcar, and offered without reserve, you tell us what it's worth to you...

Lot Details
Auction Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction
Silverstone Auctions, Oulton Park, Cheshire
Lot Number112
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£6136
Condition rating
Registration numberPJI 6757
Chassis numberSCBZS0007HCH21188
Engine number61217L4101/9
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders8
Number of doors