Bonhams : One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W

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Lot 109
2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé
Registration no. to be advised Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W

Sold for £ 102,300 (US$ 131,894) inc. premium
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples
2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé
Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764
Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W

Footnotes

  • In 2001 Bentley returned to Le Mans after an absence of 71 years, having last contested the world's most prestigious endurance race in 1930, scoring its fifth victory. Bentley's EXP Speed 8 sports prototype finished a creditable 3rd on its first outing at the Circuit de la Sarthe and in developed form secured an historic sixth victory for the famous British marque in 2003.

    To celebrate Bentley's renewed Le Mans campaign the company introduced limited edition 'Le Mans' versions of the existing Continental R and Continental T models. This latest Continental had first been seen at Geneva in 1985 as a concept car, 'Project 90', a mocked-up coupé intended to gauge public response to the idea of a high-performance car unique to Bentley, whose 1980s resurgence had hitherto relied exclusively on models sharing their basic architecture with other Rolls-Royce products.

    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 restated 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 325bhp Turbo R engine in the new wind-cheating shape cutting the 0-60mph time to under 6 seconds and boosting top speed to in excess of 150mph.

    For the exclusive 'Le Mans' variants, the 420bhp engine of the Continental T was adopted together with a plethora of special features. The latter included flared wheel arches; green badges to the radiator, wheels and boot; 18" five-spoke alloy wheels; sports bumper package; four-pipe exhaust outlets; and 'Le Mans' wing badges. Interior upgrades consisted of drilled control pedals; pushbutton starter; sports seats with 'Bentley' headrest logos; stacked central instrumentation cluster with chrome bezels and green dials; dark walnut veneer with embossed Bentley badges; 'Le Mans Series' logo to the centre console; and a racing-style gear knob finished in chrome and leather.

    This spectacular Bentley had belonged to only one previous owner when purchased by the vendor in 2008. He has used it regularly but sparingly, sharing driving with his other vehicles and maintaining the car as required. It comes with a fully stamped service booklet, having been serviced by authorised Bentley dealers from new. Servicing was carried out initially by the supplying dealer, Bentley Ribble Valley, and thereafter by Bentley Manchester. There are invoices on file for servicing and maintenance during the present ownership, including one for renewing all hydraulic pipes and hoses in 2009, as per the Bentley standard servicing schedule.

    The Bentley was first registered on 2nd November 2001 and the chassis number indicates that it falls within the 2002 model year. Only 46 Continental R Le Mans models were manufactured in 2001 to 2002, only 12 of which were right-hand drive. This car is one of only two right-hand drive examples made for the 2002 model year. Recorded mileage at the time of consignment was 26,403, and the car has an MoT certificate valid until 16th May 2015. It is fitted with a 'Tracker' security device. Accompanying documentation consists of the aforementioned receipts/invoices, the vendor's purchase invoice from the dealer (which had supplied it when new), a vehicle service pack with original handbook, and the stamped service booklet mentioned above. There is also a quantity of old MoT certificates, a valid road fund licence and miscellaneous papers. It should be noted that the vendor is retaining the cherished registration mark, and it is anticipated that a replacement V5C document will have been received by time of sale.

Saleroom notices

  • The registration number for this vehicle is PG51 FDC.
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One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
One of only 12 right-hand drive examples,2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB25E62CH01764 Engine no. 103182L410I/T2W
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