2003 Bentley Continental R Sports Coupe 420 HP Turbo #3CX01874 - 36,508 Miles
The last one ever built and a true modern day classic finished Black with Black hides stitched Red. This extremely well care for "No Stories" example has traveled but 36,508 miles since new, an average of only 2,434 miles per year, including an extensive trouble free 2014 road trip while in the hands of its very meticulous owner. The service file and list of awards won accompany the vehicle. There are no known defects to any aspect of this exceptional performer. The original books and tools are complete. It is according to published records, the only 2003 MY Continental R delivered.
2001 Bentley Continental Mulliner 420 Plus HP Turbocharged Short Wheelbase - #1CX67517 - 15,970 Miles
The 7th of only 13 built, this exceptionally elegant example is finished Silver Pearl with Stratos hides piped Slate and nicely optioned with particularly beautiful walnut veneers, extra cost optional chrome wheels, wrapover waistrails with stainless steel Black enamel Flying B logo inserts, twin Bentley umbrellas to the trunk, chrome instrument bezels and embroidered marque emblems to the headrests. It has has happily never suffered damage or abuse since its delivery to Southern California 15,970 miles ago. In our opinion, it is in every respect as close to new as anyone could reasonably expect a seventeen year old car to be. As per our policies, it has been carefully serviced and prepared for the enjoyment of its next keeper. The tires shown in the photos are original and should be replaced. We will be happy to provide our recommendations. By 2001, the Mulliner package included increased horsepower output, widened stance and Mulliner tuned suspension for enhanced handling, drilled alloy brake and gas pedals and Mulliner badging. These special factory hot rods managed the difficult combination of sophistication and remarkable performance in a manner unrivaled by few if any automobiles since. The limited series of large high speed touring Coupes produced by the company 2001-2003 are regarded by many enthusiasts (including ourselves) as perhaps the finest Bentleys ever built, the last modern day classics before the management changeover to more numerous automated mass produced automobiles.
2000 Bentley Continental R Mulliner - #YCX63348 - 20,800 Miles
2000 Bentley Continental R Mulliner "Widebody" Coupe - 420 HP Turbo 20,800 miles An especially elegant example finished Black Emerald with Barley hides piped Tangier, this undamaged excellent performer has traveled only 20,800 miles since new, all of those in temperate climate conditions. An extensive recent service file accompanies its complete books and tools. Nicely optioned from new with chrome wheels, wrapover waistrails, drilled alloy accelerator and brake pedals, Burr Oak veneers with matching shift knob and twin Bentley umbrellas to the trunk, the condition of this well prepared 18 year old automobile may properly be regarded as remarkable. The original base MSRP for this exciting performer, one of less than 20 built for the US, was $309,900, excluding bespoke options. This tasteful example's final price likely exceeded $320,000 a large multiple of it's aggressive sales figure today.
1995 Rolls-Royce Corniche IV 2nd Series Last Year of Production - #SCX50084 - 27,032 Miles
Finished in the highly sought after color layout of Black with Tan top and hides piped Black, this elegant example has traveled only 27,032 miles since new. Traded to us and resold to the second meticulous owner by ourselves on May 5, 2007 @ 20,484 miles, it has been superbly maintained since, as evidenced by the detailed service file accompanying the vehicle, along with complete books, tools spare keys and the optional wood rimmed steering wheel shown. One of 49 normally aspirated left drive 1995 examples produced, 25 of which were supplied to the United States, this never damaged or corroded modern day classic will be a fine addition to anyones stable.
1994 Bentley Continental IV 2nd Series Convertible - #RCX50026 - 29,327 Miles
Strikingly finished in Acrylic White with Parchment top and hides piped White, this very well maintained 29,327 mile specimen is one of only eight normally aspirated examples known to have been supplied to the United States of a total production of 15 left hand drives. A recent acquisition from the gentleman to whom we supplied it to in December 2003 at 21,004 miles, it has never suffered any collision damage nor are there any other undisclosed issues with any aspect of the automobile. The above quote is properly attributed to him and definitely agreed to by us. The second (50,000 series) version of the Corniche IV and its much rarer Bentley Continental counterpart differs materially from its earlier cousins in the area of roof design, Cosworth designed late specification engine with accompanying ZYTEK management systems and right side air bag. It is the last of the line of this modern classic body style and is in many ways superior to its early Azure replacement. Nicely optioned with winged B mascot to the radiator shell, this remarkably smooth, strong performer has been thoroughly prepared so as to deserve addition to anyones stable. Copies of our internal repair order for the various operations involved which included a new correct Everflex roof and English Wool broadcloth headliner accompany the vehicle, along with its complete book package and tools.
1966 Rolls-Royce Phantom V James Young PV16 Formal Limousine - #5LVF41
A very straight, undamaged example of only 8 left drives built to this most elegant configuration finished in Burgundy with Tan hides complemented by especially beautiful Walnut veneers, this exceptional performer has been thoroughly reviewed and prepared in our workshops so as to afford its next keeper countless years of enjoyment. As the current whereabouts of four of the other 7 known to exist are in our research files, we believe this to be the finest of and likely the sole left drive James Young PV16 Limousine available anywhere in the world, regardless of price.
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Standard Sedan- #LSFU155 - 4,689 Miles
The lowest mileage, most well preserved, all original example available anywhere. An astonishing find, this 51 year old undamaged automobile was supplied in 1964 and resold through the area service facility in 1969 with approximately 3,000 miles traveled to its second owners who used it only sparingly for the next 45 years. The most recent registration is dated 7/31/80. The original Shell Grey lacquer finish is intact and the original VM3244 Blue Grey Connolly hides and wood veneer finishes are in remarkable condition. There was the expected decay to the original wool headliner and carpets which had suffered moth damage. They have been replaced with correct original type materials. The mechanical aspects have been thoroughly recommissioned by our facility and, in the interests of safety, fresh wheel rims and new tires have been mounted. The ride quality and performance are delightful. There is no rust damage to the body structure. The original tires and rims are with the automobile for display and historical purposes. The tools are complete and the original wooden box containing a pint of touchup lacquer remains in the trunk, still nailed closed! The handbook is in well preserved condition. There are some minor defects to the paint but out of respect for the originality of the automobile, the temptation to remedy them has been resisted.
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Continental James Young SCV100 Sport Sedan - #LSGT635C
One of only two left drive specimens of this aluminum bodied Sports Saloon built and the only one known by us to exist, this remarkably well preserved exciting performer was recently acquired from the Estate of its second owner, a notable long time enthusiastic collector of coachbuilt Rolls Royces, the pioneering televangelist known as the Reverend Ike. Originally supplied to Mr. Julian S. Friedman of San Francisco, California by Jack Barclay, it is a true bespoke effort accompanied by an extensive correspondence file between those two parties showing the demanding nature of the commission. Finished as originally supplied in James Young T.6747 Blue as selected from three color samples provided complemented by specially ordered Baroda Blue VM 9040 Connolly hides and very efficient original equipment air conditioning, this beautiful example has spent its entire life in California. The present odometer reading of 22,653 is likely correct though undocumented. The car did perform well upon arrival but as we had no record of previous engine overhaul during the past half century, we have elected to perform that operation in order to ensure the pleasure of its next keeper.
1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Standard Sedan - #LSCX49 - 49,636 Miles
An exciting find, this original unrestored factory air conditioned specimen was recently acquired by us from a highly respected Southern California dealer. Genuine uncorroded no stories untampered with examples are increasingly difficult to secure. We are therefore after careful inspection upon delivery to our facility, delighted to report that there is absolutely no evidence of any previous rust decay or damage, and the factory finish of the paint on the chassis bears witness to the remarkable state of preservation of the automobile. There is virtually no wear to certain key indicators and the Black Pearl lacquer finish and VM3234 Connolly hide interior are pure and unmolested, though weathered in keeping with their more than a half century of age. The automobile is suitable for your enjoyment in its present well patinaed order or would be an unchallenging candidate for any degree of restoration desired. Complete tools and correct handbook accompany this survivor, along with copies of the factory build records and even its original keys.
1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III H.J. Mulliner Convertible - #LSCX447 - 74,592 Miles
One of 27 left drives built, this specimen was delivered to Mrs. Dan-Axel Brostrom of Stockholm, Sweden on March 2, 1963 with an interesting host of special options including removable headrest to the right front seat, special veneers to match those in an S3 Flying Spur (BC16LXA), compartment to rear center armrest with hinged lid, dashboard mounted tachometer to replace the left side cubby box and more. Mr. Brostrom was the scion of the Brostrom Shipbuilding Family and from 1961-1965 was married to the actress Anabelle Lee. For a few years the car became the property of a well known Hollywood producer and automobile enthusiast who resold it to a noted Beverly Hills designer in 1970 according to a loan document in its files dated May 11, 1970. It was acquired from that lady by ourselves through an agent in January 1987 and supplied to a Miami, Florida based economics professor one month later. That gentleman later sold it through a New York collectible car dealer to the same Hollywood film producer (his second ownership of the automobile) who in 1998 allowed us to acquire it as part of an important group of Rolls-Royce and Bentleys being assembled for an enthusiastic gentlemen who later entrusted it to a reliable museum facility which held it from 2002 until we reacquired it in November 2009. It has been part of two important collections since a complete and thorough upgrade of the December 2010 restoration and is in virtually the same Concours condition today. The Dusk Grey lacquer finish is a fine complement to the fresh Scarlet Connolly hide interior, both colors as originally supplied. The interior wood veneers have been refinished to show quality for the first time since 1963. The mechanical aspects of this never damaged, very strong exciting performer have been freshly upgraded to provide years of reliable enjoyment to its eighth owner in over 54 years. As part of the process the underside, engine, engine bay and wiring were brought to Concours standards as well. Unlike some European delivered examples, it is equipped with original equipment air conditioning and power window lifts. Complete tools and correct original owners handbook complete the package. The daughter of the first owner has kindly provided us with copies of original photos of her mother with the car. These are the black & white shots shown. The present odometer reading is 75,309 kilometers (approximately 46,794 miles) and the known history, lack of wear to key indicators and the existing older service records tend to confirm it. This is by far the finest of necessarily few real left drives available anywhere.
1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III James Young SCT100 Baby Phantom - #LCAL17
The second of only 7 left drives built to this configuration from 1963-1965, only two of which were supplied with individual front seating rather than divider partitions. History: The very comprehensive copies of the factory & coachbuilder records show William Harrah as the first owner. Mr. Harrah was a pioneer automobile enthusiast who established a fantastic 3,000+ car museum at his hotel & casino facility in Reno, Nevada. He also owned Modern Classic Motors, the Rolls-Royce & Ferrari distributorship for that area of the US. LCAL17 was delivered to Mr. Harrah on 7 November, 1962 finished in two shades of Grey with Blue-Grey Cord broadcloth (rather than leather) interior. The effectiveness of the original limousine specification air conditioning & engine cooling systems have since been dramatically increased by ourselves utilizing more modern technology. The Blaupunkt AM-FM radio & glovebox door mounted altimeter shown were part of the original specification. It was part of Mr. Harrahs legendary stable of Rolls-Royces until its resale a few years later to a well-known celebrity entertainer & personal friend of his (name upon request) who reportedly admired the color layout used for 5LVF129, a 6,500+ mile 1967 James Young PV16 Formal Limousine displayed in the museum. This car was refinished to his order in the same Mercer Brown TN927 lacquer with its present day VM859 Chestnut Connolly hides. The Walnut Burl veneers since refinished by ourselves complement the interior beautifully. This never damaged specimen remained in his collection until late 2013 when it was purchased through an agent by ourselves & supplied to its third careful owner after we carefully prepared it to show standards per the request of that gentleman. The odometer reading at that time was 96,369. Recently traded back to us against a James Young PV23 Touring Limousine, it has traveled only 785 miles since. The dated Mercer Brown exterior has been freshly re-lacquered in Antelope over Garnet, an especially elegant color layout of the era. This spectacular performer is by far the finest (& perhaps the only) left drive SCT100 available anywhere in the world.
1960 Bentley S-2 Continental H.J. Mulliner Spur Coupe - #BC39LAR - 5,365 Miles
One of only 26 left drives built from 1960 1962, this factory air-conditioned aluminum bodied Sports Saloon was in 1991-1992 a previously undamaged largely original subject of a fine restoration to the order of a noted Bentley fancier. The chassis was found to have had some desirable upgrades to S-3 specification previously. The decision was made to upgrade the engine to S-3 specification and to fit an electronic ignition system as well. The resultant performance enhanced by the original S-2 Continental differential is in excess of any Silver Cloud based product. The factory air conditioning system was upgraded at the same time. The automobile was enjoyed in Switzerland until it was traded to us against an S-1 Continental Park Ward Coupe and resold to a very meticulous client residing in Monaco and the UK as well as Florida. It has since been very well looked after by the highly regarded service facility in the UK. It once again became our property (traded on yet another S-1 Continental Coupe) in 2012 and was supplied to a long time local client who recently traded it to us against yet a THIRD S-1 Continental Sports Coupe!! Finished in Bayard Crimson and trimmed in Champagne Connolly hides, this exciting high speed performer will prove a most worthy addition to any connoisseurs stable. The ownership pedigree of the automobile since our first acquisition in 1989 in entirely original condition aside from an older respray, is quite extensive and well documented with photos and internal repair files, which will become the property of the next keeper. Complete owners handbooks and small tools in their original H.J. Mulliner special case are included along with copies of the factory work history.
One of only 49 left drive examples built from 1960-1962, this aluminum bodied example of the coachbuilders art was first delivered to Dr. George Westgate on 26, May 1960, finished in a very elegant color layout of Medium Grey with matching Blue Grey hides, as it appears today. Dr. Westgate was also the owner of a very elegant Style 7484 H.J. Mulliner Convertible finished to match. During the late 1980s after capturing the 1987 RROC National Award corresponding to the plaque still on the dashboard, it found its way to the stable of the highly respected UK sales and restoration facility of P.J. Fischer who reportedly and evidently carried out a high quality cosmetic and mechanical review of the automobile before selling it on to a careful individual in Sweden, from whom it was recently acquired. The kilometers per hour speedometer currently in place was required for operation in that country. The odometer reading was 97,353 miles as stated by the seller from whom we received it. The 1989 P.J. Fischer inspection report shows 93,360 miles at that time. Correct handbooks and complete tools, the small ones in their special Mulliner box accompany the automobile along with copies of the factory and coachwork records. The original chassis, engine and body have never been separated from each other and there are no collisions or other horror stories in its 58 year history. If desired, air conditioning can be installed at an additional cost. Although prepared in the same fashion for sake of originality of appearance, the technology available today did not exist at the time of manufacture, hence the systems are much more efficient. Price adjustment: UPDATE: Although never fully restored, this automobile was awarded First Place honors in the Postwar Rolls-Royce and Bentley Class at the 2016 Boca Raton Concours d Elegance. The Tiffany glass trophy shown in the photos will accompany the car to its next home.
The second of 22 left drive alloy bodied high speed two door Sports Saloons built between 1956 and 1958, this never damaged example has been the cherished property of affluent, sensitive keepers since first delivered December 1955. Ownership Pedigree: 1955-1965 D.S. Whitman, Whitman Laundry, Atlanta Georgia. Delivered Maroon with Beige hides. 1965-1971 Dr. Charles B. Fulghum, Atlanta, Georgia. Recorded in RROC Magazine The Flying Lady 1967 & 1968. 1971-1971 Dominic Capelli, Charlotte N.C. 1971-circa 1996 Steve Morton, Chicago, Illinois. Restored for him and driven to 1973 RROC National Meet, Newport, RI. Rolls Royce Trophy (Best of Show, Postwar). Driven home to Chicago, and to 1974 Indianapolis RROC National Meet- H.J.Mulliner Coachwork Trophy. Driven to its new home in California- 1975 Pebble Beach Concours dElegance -2nd in Class, 1976 Pebble Beach Concours dElegance- 2nd in Class. Pictured in March 1979 Car Collector Magazine finished Beige with Red Connolly hides. Major refresh in the early 1980s, additional local First Place Trophies including the Santa Barbara Concours. No trailer queen, it was enjoyed by Mr. Morton for over 25 years and was continually driven to those various events. 1996-2012 Gordon Apker, Arizona & Washington State. Beautifully maintained by Mr. Apkers highly regarded facility and carefully enjoyed, as evidenced by its condition in 2012, closely resembling the photos taken more than three decades previously. 2012- present. Acquired by Robert Matteucci through Vantage Motorworks, Inc. and prepared by them to Pebble Beach Concours standards throughout. Shown at Pebble Beach 2013 finished Mushroom Beige with matching hides, not shown at any event since. Complete restoration dossier and invoices, archival materials, correct handbooks and complete tools in their special Mulliner box accompany the vehicle. There are no known defects to any aspect. We are pleased that the automobile captured the Best in Class trophy at the 2017 Boca Raton Concours dElegance. We will resist the temptation to enter it in future concours as we feel that option should be reserved for its subsequent owner.
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental - #41GX
A fantastic one-off art deco creation by Henry Binder (Paris) for the 1936 Paris Auto Show on the very first Phantom II Continental chassis delivered to private hands. The fresh recent restoration was commissioned by a most respected and widely admired collector with serious international Concours dElegance participation in mind. It has already been pre-invited to several important events. Copies of our archival documentation and restoration files are available. We proudly invite your closest inspection of this breathtaking work of art at our facility.
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