1985 Bentley Mulsanne


  • Extensive mechanical restoration by Bentley and RR specialist Shadow Motors
  • Full documentation retained and available
  • Acquired in July 2021 and restored to original factory condition
  • Presents well with no visible bumps or bruises

The Appeal

The Mulsanne - so named after the Mulsanne Straight on the Le Mans circuit - was a testament to the company's heritage, highlighting this particular luxury saloon's performance focus. It was even more fitting considering its straight-laced, straight-sided styling, mirrored from the Rolls Royce Silver Spirit. 

Couple that up with a luxurious - yet distinctly modern, compared to its predecessors - interior, and you get a remarkable product that was well worth the well-to-do's attention. Only 533 of the original Mulsanne were built, and they're becoming very desirable collectables today. Fast luxury, after all, is a universal language. 

Acquired in July 2021, this Bentley Mulsanne has undergone a comprehensive restoration by the renowned Bentley and RR specialist, Shadow Motors. The restoration aimed to bring the vehicle back to its original factory condition, and to our eyes, it certainly looks the part.

History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1985
  • The DVLA records 14 previous keepers
  • In current ownership since July 2021
  • Restored by Bentley specialists, Shadow Motors, to close-to-factory condition in 2021
  • Full documentation retained and available
  • Currently indicates 90,109 miles
  • This is an accurate reading, based upon the car's history
  • Valid MOT until April 2025
  • Complete with:
    • V5
    • MOT certificate
    • Hardback copy of Malcolm Bobbit's book dedicated to the model
    • Plenty of invoices 

The Condition

  • No visible dents to the bodywork
  • Some light blemishing to the paintwork
  • Brightwork and badging all present and correct
  • Light signs of use to the chromework
  • 'Flying B' alloys in good order
  • Avon tyres
  • Signs of wear to the sills and arches
  • Underside carries light signs of corrosion
  • Interior is largely in good order
  • Wooden veneers present nicely with a lovely, glossy finish
  • All instruments are clean and legible
  • Red leather upholstery in good condition overall
  • Leather slightly worn in places, though we can't see any rips or tears
  • Carpets and headlining in good age-commensurate order

The Mechanics

  • 6,750cc V8 powerplant
  • Automatic transmission with 4 gears
  • Engine bay in good order with no issues we can discern
  • Extensive mechanical restoration undertaken in 2021
  • No advisories on the MOT
  • We understand the car to be in excellent working order

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Auction Details
  • Year 1985
  • Make Bentley
  • Model Mulsanne
  • Colour Green
  • Mileage 90,109 Miles
  • Engine size 6750
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Broadstairs
  • County Kent
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
26 Bids
  • Fi•••• £5,200 12/07/24
  • SK•••• £5,100 12/07/24
  • SK•••• £5,000 12/07/24
  • Fi•••• £4,900 12/07/24
  • SK•••• £4,800 12/07/24
  • Fi•••• £4,700 12/07/24
  • SK•••• £4,600 12/07/24
  • Fi•••• £4,500 12/07/24
  • SK•••• £4,400 12/07/24
  • Fi•••• £4,300 12/07/24

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