1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086

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1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé
Registration no. M800 MES Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086

Sold for £ 41,062 (US$ 55,933) inc. premium
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé
Registration no. M800 MES
Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
Odometer Reading: 46,500
MoT Expiry: 25/09/2020

*A true grand tourer
*Low mileage
*Very good service history


Regarded by many as the last true Bentley the Continental R coupe spawned several derivatives including a short-wheelbase coupe, a convertible and even a sedanca, but many prefer the original version, which was launched at the 1991 Geneva Motor Show. At the time it was the world's most expensive production car and among its buyers was politician and diarist Alan Clark, who heaped praise on the car's power. This example is said to have very good bodywork, paint and trim, the 'Silica' hue being a more unusual yet eminently suitable colour choice. The interior is also described as very good, the fawn-coloured seat facings showing little signs of wear, while the dashboard, carpets, headlining and door cards are equally good. The engine is described as excellent for starting, running and for presentation and the running gear, including gearbox, brakes and suspension, are also given a very good ranking, as are the electrics. The car's service history is reported to be excellent.

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 85/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 20/25
    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Glass: 4
    Paint: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 16/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 4
    Seats: 4
    Trim: 4

    ENGINE TOTAL: 20/20
    Mechanical components: 5
    Running: 5
    Starting: 5
    Under Bonnet: 5

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 16/20
    Axles: 4
    Brakes: 4
    Gearbox/Clutch: 4
    Suspension: 4

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 8/10
    Ancillary components: 4
    Main components: 4

    Car History File: 5

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1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
1996 Bentley Continental R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBZB15C3TCH53086
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