1990 Bentley Mulsanne S

Only 42,700 miles from new with 17 service stamps; new Bridgestone tyres all round; a most impressive looking Bentley in a lovely colour scheme

Launched in 1980, the Mulsanne was effectively a Bentley version of the new Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit and was virtually identical apart from a different radiator treatment and a more sporting interior.

In 1982 a Turbo version joined the range with 50% more power, sports suspension, sports seats, a revised centre console and alloy wheels. This was followed in 1987 by the Mulsanne S, which shared all the sporting features of the Turbo model and, from 1989, gained quad round headlamps instead of twin rectangular ones but retained a normally aspirated version of the familiar 6,750cc V8 engine, now fitted with Bosch Jetronic fuel injection.

With taut handling and gliding to 60mph in 10 seconds, it was plenty quick enough for most owners and is also pretty rare - just 909 Mulsanne S models were produced (plus another 61 in stretched LWB form) before it was replaced by the very similar Brooklands in 1992.

First registered in August 1990, this Mulsanne S has covered only 42,734 miles from new and comes with a good service history comprising 17 stamps in the book, the first 14 by Rolls-Royce main agents Mead of Burnham and the last by Balmoral of Bromsgrove at 25,498 miles in May 2007 which included new hydraulic brake accumulator spheres and waxoyle treatment to the underside and the wheel arches.

We are told that it has been serviced since then, including a hydraulic service and four new Bridgestone tyres immediately before the auction, but there are no invoices to support this. It has an MOT until March 2023 with no advisories recorded and an online check shows that it has very rarely had any advisories throughout its life apart from minor issues with the parking brake.

An invoice shows that the previous owner bought the car from Balmoral in 2007 and the V5C implies that he kept it until May this year, being the same person but at a different address. According to Experian the car had 3 owners prior to 2007 so it seems likely that, due to changes of address, it has had 5 owners to date rather than the 7 former keepers recorded on the V5C.

It certainly looks like a cossetted example with gleaming Midnight Blue paintwork and a lovely Silverstone hide interior. Driven over 100 miles to the sale on one of the hottest days on record, it has been starting instantly and running sweetly as we have moved it around on site.

A gorgeous looking Bentley in all respects, it retains its original handbooks and look mighty tempting at the modest guide price suggested.

For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email james.dennison@brightwells.com

Reg No: H687LJO
Chassis Number: SCBZR04A8LCH33678
Engine Number: 73057L410I/TEL
Engine Size: 6750cc
Docs: V5C; old style V5C; older V5; MOT March 2023 with no advisories; 8 old MOTs; handbooks and service book with 17 stamps; few Invoices.

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £13,500-15,500

Lot 95

Lot ended

Wednesday 03/08/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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