1995 Bentley Continental R

Classic Colors, Dealer Maintained, 60k Miles


Harry's Thoughts

I love Continental R's. In 1998, I bought a new Continental R and absolutely loved it. This is featured in one of the all-time classic color combinations of Racing Green with Magnolia leather!


This is an exceptional example of the curvaceous and high performing 1995 Bentley Continental R. The present collector-owner has named this Bentley “James.”  The coachwork is pure Mulliner-Park Ward and has a classical elegance that looks contemporary today. When new, James was a $270,000 motorcar and this is one of only 85 examples of the LHD Continental R produced for the 1995 model year.  This Bentley has had three owners from new and has been impeccably maintained by Bentley dealerships.

James is in remarkable condition, belying the fact that it’s 28 years old having covered 60,000 miles (97,000 kilometers).  This Bentley was special ordered on May 31, 1994, by Cornes and Company for delivery to Japan.  Arriving at Yokohama on the Frankfurt Express on the 17th of September 1994, this was ordered as a LHD example likely with the intent of selling it to North America after being enjoyed by its first owner.  Japan has very strict annual motor vehicle inspections and cars in Japan are typically very well maintained as a result.

By October of 2015 and having accumulated 47,000 miles, James was exported to Vancouver, BC.  Its third and present owner is Kim Spencer who has maintained this Bentley mainly at Bentley Vancouver.  Mr. Spencer is the type of collector you want to buy a car from.  He researched the weak areas of the Bentley and proactively addressed these.  In addition, he collected a wonderful assortment of items that will come with the car, including Bentley umbrellas, a Bentley picnic basket and custom Magnolia leather pillows emblazoned with the Flying B logo for the rear seats.  James comes complete with a large portfolio of factory build records and service receipts since being in North America. It would likely perform very well at RROC or other concours events.

The livery is striking in the classic color of Racing Green, being accented 17” Bentley seven spoke alloy wheels.  The paint is original and in excellent condition.  There are only a few very small imperfections on the exterior. None of these are noticeable without very close scrutiny (which is our job to point out).  The front grill has been upgraded to the impressive newer chrome matrix grill.

As stunning as the exterior appears, the interior we believe to be simply gorgeous. Displayed with soft Magnolia leather with Spruce leather piping, the interior shows little to no wear. The headliner is Magnolia leather and the dash pad, and all four armrests are contrasted in Spruce leather and look fantastic. The beautiful burled walnut veneers are in very nice condition with only a small number of cracks in the door caps. The Wilton wool carpet is presented in Conifer with Magnolia binding throughout.  The carpet is protected by the Conifer sheepskin mouton overlays that are in nearly new condition.  This example is consistent with Bentley’s country club ambiance. We love seeing interiors that have been so beautifully maintained as this example.

The true heart of the Continental R is the engine and drivetrain. The entire drivetrain is based on the Turbo R, and it shared all of its components. Built with the venerable Bentley turbocharged 6.75-liter V8, the R’s had 385 bhp and an incredible 500 ft-lbs. of torque available at just 2,000 RPMs. This provided the power to achieve 155 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 5.9 seconds. The power is transmitted through the tried-and-true GM 4L80E four-speed automatic transmission. And this performance is from a motorcar weighing more than two tons!

As mentioned, all of the mechanical service issues have been proactively addressed, including the Fuel rail O-rings, engine valley seals, mineral oil pumps, steering rack rebuilt, power seat and alarm batteries updated, hoses and belts and accumulators replaced.

James comes complete with all of its books, extra sets of keys, tools, safety equipment and service records. We have this priced right at between the Hagerty No. 1 and 2 values, which we believe to represent this example fairly.

Everything works as it should. We completed a detailed inspection and found everything to be in proper order.

James is ready to show, drive and enjoy. For more details and information please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at The Bentley is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.  We are pleased to offer FaceTime or WhatsApp live video inspections and we help coordinate shipping worldwide. We also have financing partners if you are interested in financing.

1995 Bentley Continental R


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1995 Bentley Continental R
1995 Bentley Continental R


FUEL Gasoline
MILES 60,000
GEARBOX Automatic
INT COLOR Magnolia Leather with Spruce Piping
EXT COLOR Racing Green
YEAR 1995
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Bentley Continental R and T

Interesting Fact: The Bentley Continental R is a luxurious vehicle that was manufactured from 1991 to 2003 by Bentley Motors in England. This model was the priciest, yet most powerful and high-performing Bentley of its day. This is the first Bentley where the body was not shared with a Rolls-Royce model, a trend that had…

Interesting Fact: The Bentley Continental R is a luxurious vehicle that was manufactured from 1991 to 2003 by Bentley Motors in England. This model was the priciest, yet most powerful and high-performing Bentley of its day.

This is the first Bentley where the body was not shared with a Rolls-Royce model, a trend that had continued since the 1965 S3 Continental. This model was released for $271,780 or £178,000 at the time of launch, which is equal to $501,914 or £370,804 today.

A top speed of 145 mph with a 0-to-60 time of 6.6 seconds made the Bentley Continental R stand out from other vehicles. A condensed version of the Continental R known as the Continental T was released in 1996 that features an additional 15 horsepower and a sportier look by sacrificing rear passenger legroom. This model reduced the 0-to-60 time by .4 seconds and raised the top speed to 170 mph.

The EPA ended up classifying the Continental T as a subcompact car due to its shorter wheelbase and the compact interior. Another large difference between the Continental R and T was that the latter had chrome-finished instruments and aluminum trim as opposed to the wood finish on its predecessor.

Both the Bentley Continental R and T are still heavily sought-after models, and their performance holds up to cars being manufactured today!

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