1994 Bentley Continental R

The most expensive production car in the world at the time of its launch, the Continental R remained in production through 2002, with a total of 1,236 examples built. As a marvellous combination of performance and luxury, the model helped catapult Bentley back into the sporting consciousness, while marking the company’s welcome and lasting return to market relevance.

Benefitting from single ownership plus one from new, this beautifully maintained Continental R was delivered in January 1994 to the respected London dealer H.R. Owen, as documented by its service booklet. The Bentley was purchased new by the consignor’s family, and though it was later reregistered under a different company name, the car remained in the family’s care for its entire 27-year life.

Finished in the striking and wonderfully sinister colour combination of Mason’s Black over Black Hide and carpets, with subtle red pinstripe to the exterior and the seats piped in red.

Regularly serviced by top-shelf dealers such as H.R. Owen and Jack Barclay Ltd., the Bentley in more recent years has been tended by the respected craftsmen at The Chelsea Workshop, including a June 2021 bout of maintenance that included a Schedule 2 service. Boasting overwhelming originality, the Continental R displays 39,128 miles, demonstrating a history of careful maintenance and sparing use. It would make a superb addition to any collection, particularly ideal for Bentley aficionados or collectors of flagship luxury coupes.

Asking Price: £44,950

Odometer Reading: 39128
Registration Number: L99 LLL
Chassis Number: S830960
Engine: 3400
Gearbox: Manual
Steering position: Left-hand drive
Colour: Black
Interior: Black Leather