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1995 Bentley Continental R For Sale by Auction

  • 1995
  • M421MRP
  • Dealer
  • United Kingdom

Description

The Gold Cup 2024 Classics Auction
Sun, 28th July 2024 12:00

1995 Bentley Continental R
Former Bentley demonstrator and subsequently owned by business tycoon Sir Richard George of Weetabix
Registration - M421 MRP

Chassis No. - SCBZB15C4TCH53016

M. O. T. - April 2025

Odometer - 60, 176

Resplendent in deep red, this Bentley Continental R comes with an interesting history, and is presented with a year’s MOT, in ‘excellent’ condition throughout. Powered by Bentley’s famed 6. 75-litre V8 petrol engine – turbocharged here – and four-speed automatic transmission, ‘M421 MRP’ is a superb example of Bentley’s Grand Tourer. The two-door, 2+2 coupe is offered in Wildberry Red – similar in colour to Bentley’s royal models – over cream leather interior with burgundy piping and wood veneer dash. Coach-built by Mulliner Park Ward, this Continental R comes with original features such as factory-fitted phone and electric seats.

Documentation shows that ‘M421 MRP’ was initially an Bentley demonstrator, and has since been owned by Weetabix owner Sir Richard George; it also has a class win rosette from the Bentley Drivers Club. The current owner is just the eighth in a history that is approaching 30 years old, having owned ‘M421 MRP’ for more than a year. The indicated distance covered on the odometer shows 60, 176 miles, and the seller rates all areas of the Continental R as ‘excellent’, from engine and transmission, to electrics, interior, paint, and bodywork.

Bentley’s Continental R was launched in 1991, and was the first model from the Crewe-based marque to not share a body with Rolls-Royce since the 1965 S3 Continental. When new, the Continental R was the fastest and most expensive Bentley of the time, and also the most expensive production car in the world. Offered only as a 2+2 coupe – a convertible version was called the Azure – the Continental R used Bentley’s turbocharged 6. 75-litre V8, and versions featured self-levelling hydraulic suspension, and a sport button to sharpen up gear changes. Many wealthy buyers requested special alterations to suit tastes, with fewer than 2, 000 models built before it ceased production in 2003.

· Rare opportunity to own a Bentley Continental R coupe.

· Extensive and interesting documented history.

· Powered by Bentley’s legendary 6. 75-litre V8.

This car has been entered into Hampson Auctions’ The Gold Cup classic and performance car auction, which will be held at Oulton Park Circuit, Little Budworth, Tarporley on Sunday 28th July 2024.

Viewing sessions will take place at Oulton Park from 9am – 7pm on Friday 26th July and from 9am – 7pm on Saturday 27th July, with the auction itself commencing at 12pm on Sunday 28th July, and you are very welcome to join us there.

Prospective buyers can bid in the room, online, over the telephone or via commission – please contact Hampson Auctions directly if you would like to arrange one of the latter two options, or if you would like to request a condition report.

The auction catalogue so far is available to view via our website.

Auction entries are currently still being accepted, if you have a vehicle which you would like to consign, please contact us.

Following on from the auction this Lot is still available through Hampson auctions, for further information please contact us.

£30000 - £40000
Buyer's Premium 12. 5%

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Advert Details

Advert type:
For Sale by Auction
Category:
Classic Cars
Region:
Cheshire
Reference number:
C1734408
Listed on:
25/06/2024
Make:
Bentley
Year:
1995
Seller type:
Dealer

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