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1991 Bentley Continental R Saloon / SCBZ16CXT53053 Vehicle Information

1991 Bentley Continental R photograph

1991 Bentley Continental R photograph

1991 Bentley Continental R1991 Bentley Continental R
As the 1970s came to a close, Bentley sales accounted for a minimal 3-percent of Rolls-Royce Motor cars' production. In an effort to avoid extinction the company eliminated the feeling of 'badge engineering' and to re-establish Bentley's credentials as the pre-eminent purveyor of high-performance luxury cars. The name 'Mulsanne' was chosen for Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit's counterpart, a strategic and calculated move meant to evoke memories of the company's glorious past at Le Mans.

Launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 1982, the Mulsanne Turbo was very well received and go well beyond everyone's expectations. Nonetheless, it shared a body with its Rolls-Royce sister. The next logical step was to introduce a dramatically different-looking car available only as a Bentley.

Six years later, Bentley introduced the two-door Continental R. Styled at the Worthing based International Automotive Design with the assistance of consultants John Heffernan and Ken Greenley, the new car benefitted from new computer aided design and wind tunnel testing. The result was an elegant, sporty, sleekly streamlined shape.

The design was every bit a Bentley, with non-traditional features such as doors recessed into the roof. Also new was the four-speed automatic with an 'overdrive' top ratio. Power was from the 325 horsepower Turbo R engine which could carry the car from zero-to-sixty in under 7 seconds and boosting top speed to around 150 mph.

This left-hand drive Continental R was special order for a leading Dubai family. The car was sold in Dubai in 2007 and use sparingly until it was imported to the United Kingdom in the spring of 2010.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at Coys 'Legende et Passion' Monaco sale where it was estimated to sell for €45,000 - €55,000.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2012



No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1991 Bentley Continental R Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1991 sales)
1991 Bentley Continental Convertible III
Sold for USD$86,710
  2019 Silverstone - Classic Cars & Competition Cars
 
1991 Bentley Continental Convertible
Chassis#: SCBZD02A2MCH30505
Sold for USD$96,776
  2019 Silverstone - The Sale of British Marques
 
1991 Bentley 8 Sedan
Sold for USD$15,400
  2015 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale
 
1991 Bentley Continental R Coupé
Sold for USD$13,941
  2009 Rolls-Royce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1991 Bentley Continental Convertible
Chassis#: SCBZD02A4MCX30504
Sold for USD$172,263
  2008 Coys Auction - 'Légende et Passion'
 
1991 Bentley Continental Convertible
Chassis#: SCBZD02A4MCX30504
Sold for USD$106,003
  2004 Bonhams - A Sale of Collector's Sports & Grand Touring Motor Cars and Automobilia
 

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Bentley Continental R Vehicle Profiles
Saloon
Bentley Continental R Saloon

Chassis Num: SCBZ16CXT53053
Model Year: 1991
Profile
Saloon
Bentley Continental R Saloon

Model Year: 1994
Convertible Coupe
Bentley Continental R Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: SCBZB03C5SCX52319
Model Year: 1995

Convertible Coupe
Bentley Continental R Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: SCBZC03C4SCX50140
Model Year: 1995
Convertible Coupe
Bentley Continental R Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: SCBZD02C3SCX50113
Model Year: 1995
Profile and Auction History
SC Saloon
Bentley Continental R SC Saloon

Chassis Num: SCBZZ22E3XCX65037
Model Year: 1999
Profile and Auction History


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