1989 Bentley Mulsanne S, 6,750cc. Registration number GBZ880...

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£5000 - £7000

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1989 Bentley Mulsanne S, 6,750cc. Registration number GBZ8806. Chassis number SCBZS00A3KCH26811. Engine number 67499L4101/9.
The Bentley Mulsanne was produced from 1980 until 1992, although derivative models such as the Continental T and Azure continued in production into the next century. The name 'Mulsanne' is derived from Bentley's famous history, which included five victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans between 1924 and 1930 - the 'Mulsanne Straight' being the stretch of the Le Mans racecourse where cars reach their highest speeds. The company's traditional policy on appropriateness of change was reflected in developing the Bentley Mulsanne by phasing in major technological advances into the Bentley Mulsanne S. Firmer suspension enhanced the Bentley Mulsanne S's road holding and interior features from the Bentley Turbo R were also incorporated. Light alloy wheels were used for the first time on the basic model in the Bentley range. The 1989 model year (being introduced in September 1988) saw the broad one-piece headlamps replaced with twin headlamps. The basic list price in 1989 was £75,569 before any options were added.
GBZ was purchased by our vendor some 10 years ago whilst he was living in Scotland. At the time the mileage was some 142,000; today it stands at 159,158 and has been MOT'd most years in between showing only gentle use over this period.
A £1,268 service in 2016 included a reconditioned distributor and the 2018 service at £2,238 included a top end engine overhaul with two new pushrods and a brake overhaul.
We have been advised that the air suspension works well but it requires new rear springs to pass the MOT.
Sold with the V5C, various MOT'S, service records, original manuals and period brochures it is only being sold as he has taken up living on the water and the car is no longer required.

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Auction Date: 13th Mar 2021 at 2pm

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