We are pleased to offer this very rare and gorgeous Continental R Special Edition finished in Black over Black Connolly hides that was originally purchased new off the showroom floor at EuroMotorcars of Bethesda Maryland, the authorized Bentley new car dealer, by its original discerning owner. It is 1 of only 10 produced for the world where production #1 was purchased by and delivered new to its owner in Germany, where it has been since. This is #8 of the 10 produced with only 9 remaining in the US. The original window sticker showed a MSRP of $338,956.00, not including the luxury tax paid buy its owner upon delivery. Specific to this example, and in addition to all the options fitted by the factory to the Special Edition was the flying winged B Mascot fitted to the top of the grill. This was at the request of the US purchaser prior to taking delivery. This had to be done by the factory in England and on a separate new grill, prior to the factory drilling the holes necessary to place the flat winged B plaque which is fitted to all other Bentleys that left the factory. We know this by sitting with the original owner and hearing him explain how he demanded it to be done exactly as he requested to the factory in England, and finally by him personally giving us possession of the original grill removed from the car at the delivering dealer, with the flat plaque winged B fitted to it, boxed and never seen daylight until we opened it, so the original chrome grill will accompany the car. This Bentley Continental R Special Edition is specified as such on the original window sticker by having the Mulliner Park Ward option, which adds $19,556.00 to the original MSRP of $319,400 creating its $338,956 price and includes items unique to this model: 18 Continental T Wheels, Six Gauge Tower Console Instruments w/Turbo Boost Gauge, Stainless Steel Gear Shift, Dilled Brake and Accelerator Pedal, Red Starter Push-Button Adjacent to Key, Chrome Gauge Bezels, Front Wing Vents Pinnacle Style, Continental T Exhaust Pipe Oval Tailpipe, Sports Mode Switch on LH Facia Trim Panel, Color Coded Bumpers, Body Colored Headlamp Surrounds. Original books, 2 Keys and 2 Remotes accompany this motorcar, Alpine Audio System including Navigation and all accompanying instruction manuals, both factory umbrellas, Clean CarFax and so much more. We had originally gone through this motorcar and have performed all the necessary services including replacing with new parts both Rear Gas Springs, Lower Front Suspension Bushings, O Ring Sets, Mineral Oil, full wiring replacement costing $10k done to exacting standards. Complete set of brand new burl walnut wood veneers at a cost of $12k were purchased and installed at the request of its second and meticulous last owner sparing no cost to maintain it in pristine condition being a part of his personal private collection. This motorcar needs nothing and is most probably the finest one available anywhere. It is ready for pure enjoyment being a coupe that seats four adults comfortably, performs as it did when new with smooth power and amazing torque, Ice cold A/C, seamless shifting, and every single switch, light and button works as when it was delivered new. Fitted with proper and like new Pirelli tires. No Leaks underneath in the garage and no shrinkage of the dashboard leather anywhere, as in most others. This Bentley has sat still and running with the a/c on for long periods of time and we never saw the temperature gauge move past normalas a real one that has been owned and serviced properly should. Please feel free to call if you have any questions or would like to see a FaceTime video of the car. This one cannot be replaced and will satisfy even the most meticulous buyer and give years of enjoyment to its next custodian of the marque. Examples such as this will continue to increase in value and garner interest everywhere you take it, including local car shows, Bentley owner sanctioned meets and cruises, as well at to your local golf course or favorite restaurant.
Backgrounds of this model
- The Bentley Continental R Special Edition is a special edition of the model year 1998 Bentley Continental R. 10 Cars were manufactured, all of them LHD. Characteristic for this edition are the Continental T features like the Continental T 18 inch alloys with Pirelli P Zero 255 x 50 tyres.
- Chrome plated bezels fitted to all interior instrument gauges.
- Colour keyed bumpers fitted.
- Colour keyed headlamp surrounds.
- Continental T 18" wheels with Pirelli P Zero 255 x 50 tyres.
- Dark-stained interior wood finisher.
- Drilled brake and accelerator pedals.
- Red starter button, adjacent to the ignition key.
- Stainless steel oval tail pipe finisher.
- Stainless steel styled gearshift selector.
- Turbo boost gauge is fitted to the Centre instrument panel.
Production and chassis numbers
The 2-door Continental R models from model year 1998 have a chassis number between 63001 and 63149. The chassis numbers of the Bentley Continental R Special Edition are part of the chassis numbers of the Continental R from model year 1998. 63080 thru 63090