1997 Bentley Continental R


Model: Continental R

This is one of only 354 Continentals built at Crewe’s Mulliner Coachbuild Department at a cost of £187,000 in 1997

Year of Registration: 1997

Chassis Number: (tbc)

Body Type: 2-door Coupé

Layout: FR layout longitudinal engine

Mileage: (tbc)

Fuel Type: Petrol


Engine: 6.75 L turbo Bentley V8

Transmission: 4-sp 4L80-E automatic


With the last owner for over 13 years and always serviced by Bentley.

Extensive service history with MOT certificates and invoices of work carried out

Exterior Colour: Brewster Green

Interior Colours: Main Trim: Champagne hide, Seats: Champagne, Carpets: (tbc), Sheepskin Overmats: Ascot Green,

Headlining: Champagne, Sun Visors: Champagne, Rear Parcel Shelf: Champagne, Top Roll: (tbc)

Instrument panel: Burr Walnut Veneer, Door Cappings: Burr Walnut Veneer

Additional Features:

All badges including wheel badges in Green, colour keyed headlamp/door mirror surrounds, fully veneered door cappings, colour keyed cheeter panels with B motif and wooden gear knob, Bentley Boot umbrella


General Background:

Bentley Continental R

  • Produced by Bentley Motors in Crewe, England from 1991 to 2003

  • First Bentley produced with a body not shared with a Rolls-Royce model since the S3 Continental of 1965

  • the first to use the GM 4L80-E transmission

  • At the time, the fastest and most powerful Bentley with 385 bhp (287 kW; 385 bhp) at 4000rpm and torque of 550 lb⋅ft (750 N⋅m),

peaking at only 2000rpm, available up to 4000rpm and sub-6 second 0-60 mph (UK brochure)

  • Most expensive production car in the world at launch

  • Major updates from 1996 include liquid cooled chargecooler as standard, improved engine management, Zytek EMS3,

which also improved throttle response, improved fuel efficiency and digitally controlled turbo over-boost,

revised 17" alloy wheels and electronically controlled steering wheel tilt adjustment

  • superseded by the Bentley Brooklands Coupé