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1998 Bentley Continental R, Mulliner Wide Body

RROC National First, $325k MSRP, 420 hp

$128,000

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I bought this new from Symbolic Motors in La Jolla. A fabulous Award Winning Mulliner wide body!

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This is a stunning example of the 1998 Bentley Continental R Mulliner Wide Body with almost every option imaginable.  With 420 hp and 650 ft. lbs of torque, it performs as well as it looks.

1998 Bentley Continental R, Mulliner Wide Body

$128,000

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1998 Bentley Continental R, Mulliner Wide Body
1998 Bentley Continental R, Mulliner Wide Body

$128,000

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 119

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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