Only 125 of these coach built DHC cars were completed , 62 in LHD and 63 in RHD configuration, like this example.
Home delivered new on 25th July 1961 by London Distributors Jack Barclay to a Mr J Eisinger of Belgrave Square, London SW1. Order number B2253.
An automatic hydraulic roof is fitted, plus additionally specified heavier gauge frame, a special fitment radio with electric aerial were also specified.
With bodywork originally designed by Vilhelm Koren of Norway, the Continental line of cars were the pinnacle of performance and style.
Subsequently imported into Australia by a well known Bentley enthusiast this car was refurbished by well respected Frits Rolls Royce specialists and Roger Fry in Western Australia, to the tune of over $130,000 for which there is a comprehensive invoice file.
Sold in 2001 in NSW, a further $98,000 was expended on the car by Rolls Royce specialists, Paradise Garage of Sydney ,bringing the car up to exceptional condition. A fully documented invoice file again is included for this work.
Sold to a Melbourne enthusiast in 2011 , this Bentley has remained here ever since and has been meticulously maintained and serviced by Intermarque Services in Collingwood, where once again, a full complement of invoices is included.
This Continental was also featured and displayed at the Motorclassica Exhibition in Melbourne in 2012.
In addition to the expansive history compendium, a copy of the original build specifications is included, together with a rare copy of the original Bentley brochure for the model.
Now having recorded only a little over 95,000 miles, this superb Bentley is a beautiful example of the Park Ward and Company coachbuilding artistry.
Eng Number B85BC $395,000 egc
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