1992 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB0SAXNCH42018 Engine no. 76201L410I/TKN

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Lot 410
1992 Bentley Continental R Coupé
Registration no. J692 HCA Chassis no. SCBZB0SAXNCH42018 Engine no. 76201L410I/TKN

Sold for £ 45,500 (US$ 58,609) inc. premium
1992 Bentley Continental R Coupé
Registration no. J692 HCA
Chassis no. SCBZB0SAXNCH42018
Engine no. 76201L410I/TKN
Bentley’s 1980s resurgence relied exclusively on models whose basic architecture was shared with other Rolls-Royce products; but on display at Geneva in ’85 was ‘Project 90’, a mocked-up coupé intended to gauge public response to the idea of a high-performance car unique to Bentley. When the real thing - the Bentley Continental R - was unveiled six years later, the waiting crowd burst into spontaneous applause. Styled with the assistance of consultants International Automotive Design, the Continental R benefited from computer-aided design and wind tunnel testing in the devising of its sleekly streamlined shape. Despite the need to incorporate non-traditional features such as doors recessed into the roof, the result looked every bit a Bentley, albeit one re-stated for the 1990s. Also new was the gearbox, a four-speed automatic with an ‘overdrive’ top ratio, but the main focus of interest was the newcomer’s performance. Needless to say this was outstanding, the combination of the Turbo R engine in the new wind-cheating shape cutting the 0-60mph time to under six seconds and boosting top speed to in excess of 150mph.
First registered in January 1992, this fine Continental R has been lovingly cherished and maintained. It has covered 32,000 miles from new and comes with documented ownership and an exemplary Bentley service history, routine services having been carried out at 3, 9, 12, 15, 18, 22, 24, 25 and 26,000 miles respectively. ‘J692 HCA’ is finished in the classic colour combination of British Racing Green paintwork with magnolia leather upholstery and contrasting dark green front top roll, rear roll and centre console, while the oatmeal carpeting is complemented by spruce green over-mats. The vehicle is offered with fresh MoT and Swansea V5, and is supplied with all its original books and keys.
1992 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB0SAXNCH42018 Engine no. 76201L410I/TKN
1992 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB0SAXNCH42018 Engine no. 76201L410I/TKN
1992 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB0SAXNCH42018 Engine no. 76201L410I/TKN
1992 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB0SAXNCH42018 Engine no. 76201L410I/TKN
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