1988 Bentley Mulsanne S Saloon
Chassis no. SCBZS02B2JCX23898
6,750cc OHV V8 engine
Bosch KE-Jetronic fuel injection
205bhp at 4,200rpm
Three-speed GM Turbo Hydramatic THM-400 automatic transmission
Front independent double wishbone and rear independent semi-trailing arm suspension with four-wheel coil springs
Four-wheel power assisted hydraulic disc brakes
-Garage kept from new
-Handsome color combination
-The apogee of 1980s luxury
-Well optioned, loaded with power features
The Mulsanne S
While the Bentley of today is a hot brand among the well-heeled, it wasn't too long ago that Bentley was merely a sister brand of Rolls-Royce. That was quite a change from the time when Bentley was the unsurpassed winner of several LeMans races and builder of the fastest saloon in the world. But come 1980, the Bentley brand received an injection from its proud performance past with the Mulsanne. Named after the famed straightaway on the LeMans course, the Mulsanne offered a more spirited driving experience from typical Rolls-Royce automobiles and Bentleys with the availability of a turbo V-8. The Mulsanne S was added in 1987; it lacked the turbo motor but included just about everything else that made the Turbo R special, including alloy wheels and, for the interior, walnut veneer and wool headliner. The suspension was also retuned for a sportier ride. Like Rolls-Royce, the aluminum alloy 6.75-liter V-8 with aluminum cylinder heads and Bosch fuel injection didn't carry a horsepower rating. Available from 1987-92, only 970 were built, 909 of them on the short wheelbase.
The Motorcar Offered
This Brewster Green with tan leather hide is a handsome example of the Bentley brand while it was still in the hands of Rolls-Royce. Always garaged and of mechanically sound condition, this Mulsanne is a great driver with air conditioning, AM/AF Stereo, power steering and windows, and the aforementioned wood trim. There may not be a better way to find a more luxurious automobile for the money.