Highlights

  • Very well kept car in great condition 
  • Turbo aesthetics and rare colour combination 
  • Carefully maintained with 29 service stamps
  • Vast history file of invoices and receipts 
  • MOT to November 2024 with no advisories 
  • Only one minor MOT advisory since 2005 
  • Part of the enthusiast keeper’s Bentley collection 
  • Plate available via separate negotiation. 

The Appeal

The Mulsanne appropriately recalled Bentley’s pre-war glory days at Le Mans because it signalled the return of the firm’s more sporting themes. 
Alongside the Turbo R was the Mulsanne S, which got all the aesthetic enhancements - and sports suspension - of the forced induction model, but without the mechanical complexity. Just 909 SWB cars were built, making these simpler and arguably more reliable cars sought after by collectors. 
Including this car. Currently owned by an enthusiast marque collector, it is in the sort of condition you would expect that to imply. Along with its previous keepers, he has maintained it to a very high standard, adding to the run of work by main dealers and franchised specialists. The history file shows 29 service stamps, most recently in October 2023 just 72 miles ago. There are a further 41 invoices covering work throughout the car’s life. 
The MOT history supports the impression of a well-loved car: there has been just one minor advisory since 2005.
Finished in appealing College Blue with a Parchment leather interior, this is a one of the best presented and maintained Mulsanne’s we’ve seen in recent months. It is sold with MOT to November 2024. As with the previous tests it shows no advisories. 



History and Paperwork

  • First registered 29th January 1988 
  • 9 former registered keepers
  • Current keeper acquired the car on 14th April 2021
  • Joined his collection of five Bentleys
  • Only for sale as vendor has acquired another Bentley and requires the space
  • Two service books required to contain the run of 29 stamped entries
  • 8 entries are from Bentley main dealers and 21 from Bentley franchise specialists
  • 41 invoices for scheduled servicing and additional remedial work
  • One minor MOT advisory since 2005 
  • Last serviced on 17th October 2023 at 113,288 miles
  • Car has covered only 72 miles since this work 
  • 2 keys and alarm fobs 
  • Always garaged and not used in the rain 
  • MOT to 10th November 2024 with no advisories and 113,288 miles showing on test
  • Regularly but sparingly used since 2005 according to MOT history with 12,000 miles covered
  • Private registration is available by separate reasonable discussion

The Condition

  • Rare College Blue (9510487) with attractive Parchment leather (A3672)
  • Very tidy car with recent attention to rust trap areas, sills, arches and panels
  • This work included rectifying minor parking dents which were removed 
  • Solid and undamaged underside with no structural advisories on last or recent MOTs
  • Vendor reports that there are a few stone chips but not easily visible in photos 
  • Buyers should expect some minor paint imperfections due to age 
  • Any rust and minor paint imperfections on arches and sills attended to in October
  • Four new factory specification Avon tyres fitted 600 miles ago 
  • Turbo alloy wheels in very good condition across all four rims 
  • Veneer door cappings and facia appear in smart condition for its age
  • Very tidy interior showing few signs of age or wear due to regular attention 
  • Mulsanne factory ‘sports’ interior with sports seats and wheel and auxiliary dials 
  • Leather hide regularly cleaned and "fed" with propriety maintenance products
  • Carpets and passenger wool over-rugs show very little wear
  • Driver's wool over-rug showing slight wear from use visible in photographs 
  • Original foot rests present and appears in smart condition for its age
  • No sagging or marks to leather roof hide
  • All dashboard instruments are clear and working
  • Heating and air conditioning all working correctly
  • Period correct Pioneer radio cassette fitted
  • Electrically operated front seats with memory
  • Factory tool kit is complete as is the spare bulb collection 

The Mechanics

  • Handcrafted Bentley 6,750cc V8 engine 
  • 3spd automatic gearbox with column shift 
  • Mulsanne S with factory correct Turbo R sports suspension 
  • Factory standard and unmodified car 
  • We are told that all mechanicals are working as intended
  • No mechanical problems identified at last scheduled service 
  • 72 miles covered since last service in Octover 2023 
  • Always maintained by Bentley main dealers and specialists 
  • Cylinder head and other gaskets replaced by previous owner
  • Vendor reports that it drives as expected of a car maintained to this standard 



BEFORE YOU BUY
This sale is subject to the Car & Classic Terms and Conditions. By bidding and/or making an offer, you also agree to the following:
The seller is registered as a private seller which means consumer rights stemming from EU consumer protection law do not come into effect. However, you are still covered by Car & Classic’s own Terms and Conditions..
We request that a non-refundable fee  be paid if you are the lucky winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted Please refer to our helpful FAQs and T&Cs for specific rates.
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind.
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing.
We want a smooth transaction just as much as you do and as such we run all UK-registered cars and motorbikes for sale on Car & Classic through an online HPI check to verify that they show no insurance database markers for damage or theft, and have no finance owing, allowing you to bid with confidence.
✓ We also check whether vehicles are recorded as being written off as part of an insurance total loss claim at the time an advert is placed on Car & Classic and we helpfully provide write-off category labels (Cat C/D/S/N) for your assistance. However, the presence or absence of a label does not guarantee the vehicle’s status and it is always worthwhile carrying out your own  full vehicle history check before making an offer on a vehicle.
✓Buyers are responsible for vehicle collection
or delivery. Importing vehicles may result in additional customs duties and import taxes so it’s worth checking beforehand.. If requested, we may refer you to a third-party shipping company who can help. For more details and to speak to the team, email [email protected]

Please see our FAQs here and our Terms & Conditions here

Auction FAQs
Ask seller
Vehicle specification
  • Year 1988
  • Make Bentley
  • Model Mulsanne
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 113,360 Miles
  • Engine size 6750
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Bedford
  • Location Bedfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
4 bids
  • john-hu•••• £3,000 19/06/24
  • philip-•••• £2,500 19/06/24
  • danny-m•••• £1,500 19/06/24
  • Jim23 £1,000 19/06/24

The Gallery

The safest way to buy a classic car online

Car & Classic's secure payment system protects buyers and sellers. At the end of the auction, the winning bidder transfers payment into a third-party escrow account. Once the transfer of the vehicle is complete, both parties confirm they are happy with the sale and the money is released to the seller. More about buying with us
Safe, secure payment process

About Max Bids

The max bid process allows you to bid without any hassle.

Enter your maximum bid and we will then bid on your behalf to ensure you're the highest bidder - just enough to keep you in the lead and only up until your maximum.

Anti-sniping

Car & Classic prevent auction snipers from bidding in the last seconds to win an auction.

Auctions are extended by 3 minutes if anyone bids within the last 2 minutes to allow other bidders to react and counter-bid.

Auto-bidding increments

  • If your maximum bid is equal to or below the reserve price, your maximum bid will be applied in full if you are the highest bidder.
  • If you are the highest bidder and place a maximum bid above the reserve, we will automatically put in the reserve as your first bid.
    • Once the reserve has been met, Car & Classic will make sure you are the highest bidder using only the bidding increments stated below.
    • We will keep you in the lead up until your maximum bid OR the increment closest to your maximum bid, providing your maximum bid is enough to cover the increment value.

Bid Amount Increment
£0 to £9,999 £100.00
£10,000 to £49,999 £250.00
£50,000 to £99,999 £500.00
£100,000 + £1,000.00

Automatically outbid immediately

When you place a max bid and are outbid immediately that means that another bidder has placed a max bid limit which is higher than yours.

You can bid again and we will use our automatic bid system to try and get you as the highest bidder.

Matching max bids

When there are two max bids of the same value, the one placed first remains the lead bidder.

Pre-authorisation

We may hold a pre-authorisation charge on your card until the end of the auction when the hold will be cancelled. If you win, we'll take a security deposit which counts towards the payment for the vehicle and isn't any extra cost to you.

What are pre-bids?

A pre-bid means you're able to place a bid before the official start of the auction.
You will be notified whether or not you are the highest bidder when the auction starts.

Problem with your bid

Bids are contractually binding. To help protect you, we have some rules in place if we think it's been mistyped. Please check and amend what you have entered.