West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely stunning and exceptional example of this gorgeous 1993 Bentley Continental R Coupe with coachwork by 'Mulliner Park Ward' with only 26K original miles in it's original 'Magnolia' factory color (Code 9520093) paint with 'Tan' Connolly (A4178) leather hides piped in 'Magnolia' with 'Fawn' carpeting.
This beautiful example has it's original factory 'Magnolia' color exterior paint, original Bentley chrome alloy wheels with matching 'Magnolia' Bentley center caps and a gorgeous 'Tan' Connolly leather hides interior with matching 'Magnolia' piping and 'Fawn' carpeting and which is in simply beautiful condition throughout. All the chrome work including the front grille and bumpers is absolutely outstanding and the leather seats and dashboard show very little signs of any wear. Obviously always garaged with no history of any accidents and owned by only two obviously very careful and meticulous drivers since new - never abused!
Bentley's history is associated with luxury and grace but another attribute is of course high performance and this car drives exactly like a well maintained and serviced Bentley Continental R Coupe should and must be driven to be fully appreciated and seen to be believed! The engine is extremely strong and powerful and the transmission is very smooth with Rolls Royce/Bentley's legendary almost imperceptible shift and the engine temperature always remains cool.
The Bentley Continental R Coupe was a large, ultra exclusive, luxury coupe made by Bentley from 1991 to 2002 with only some 1,236 Continental R cars built during its 11 years production run. It was the first Bentley to feature a body not shared with a Rolls-Royce model since the S3 model of 1965 and the fastest, most expensive, and most powerful Bentley of its day. It also of note that it was the most expensive production car in the world at launch. A convertible derivative was launched in 1995 named the Azure.
The concept which later became the Continental R was displayed in Geneva in 1984 as Rolls-Royce's 'Project 90' concept car, a mock-up of a future Bentley coup. An enthusiastic reception led the company to develop the vehicle for production as the Continental R. Based on the Turbo R platform, an aerodynamically shaped coup body had been styled. The Continental R was launched in Geneva in 1991 and was greeted by the onlooking crowd with spontaneous applause with the Sultan of Brunei purchasing the show car on-site. The 'Continental' designation recalls the Bentley Continental of the post-war period. The 'R' was meant to recall the R Type Bentleys from the 1950s as well as the Turbo R of the 1980s and 90's where the 'R' refers to 'Roadholding'.
The shape of the car was very different from the four door Rolls-Royce and Bentley sedans of the time. The Continental R featured roof-cut door frames, a necessity to allow easier access into the car which had a lower roof line than its 4 door contemporaries. A subtle spoiler effect was also a feature of the rear. The finished car is widely acknowledged as a very cleverly styled vehicle, disguising it's huge dimensions. The Continental R is a very well proportioned and extremely attractive car. Power output of 325 hp and torque of 450 lbft was estimated, as, at that time, Rolls-Royce still had a policy of not supplying official figures, preferring to describe simply as 'adequate' or 'sufficient'. At launch, top speed was 145 mph (233 km/h), and a 0-60 mph (97 km/h) time of 6.6 seconds. The Continental R was priced at $271,780 in 1992. ($445,260 adjusted in 2014 dollars!)
For those who are unfamiliar, Rolls Royce and Bentley no longer exist as they had for over one hundred years - this is one of the last in the original line of cars built in the legendary Rolls Royce/Bentley factory in Crewe, England with a quality and craftsmanship that far surpasses that of today's mass produced models with many BMW parts - this is a rare opportunity to own a piece of automobile history, from a time when Rolls Royce and Bentley were truly building the world's finest motor cars.
This increasingly collectible model is becoming harder to find in such exemplary condition with only very limited numbers ever built - so bid with confidence, this will no doubt prove a fabulous investment for the Rolls Royce or Bentley enthusiast or collector or simply a great daily driver or weekend toy for the discerning luxury classic car owner!
You will surely look long and hard to find a finer example with only 26K miles anywhere else!