Date Spotted: sold through H&H Auctions in February 2014 for £17,360
Chassis Number: SCBZF28C0WCH66811
Engine Number: 89037L410M/T1T
Colour: Black Emerald / Sand and Pebble Hide
Take a look at the second photo – the badge says “12*/100” instead of “12/100” for some reason – I wonder what the asterisk denotes? The owner of this motor car has been in touch to say he believes Bentley avoided using that “unlucky” number 13 and that this might actually be car 13 of 100. We will wait and see if car 13 or another car 12 turns up to solve this mystery!
The Vendor’s description:
This rare Brooklands is No.12 of only 100 long wheelbase Mulliner R special edition examples produced, as confirmed by the numbered facia plaque. The run celebrated the model prior to its replacement by the Arnage. The many special features included: two-tone electric seats; 18 inch single spokelet alloy wheels; mesh-capped wing vents; body coloured door mirrors; oval exhaust tailpipe; chrome instrument bezels and gear knob; perforated hide trimmed sports steering wheel; dark burr walnut woodwork; drilled brake pedal; Bentley wings on the head restraints. The edition’s unique version of Bentley’s LPT V8 engine produced up to 325bhp. ‘R441 PGC’ is finished in Black Emerald and trimmed in Parchment-coloured hide. The vendor considers its engine, transmission, paintwork, interior trim and bodywork to all be in ‘excellent’ order, but notes there are slight stone chips to the front end. The Bentley is MOT’d to June 6th and is understood to have covered just 34,000 miles.
The archived advert can currently be found on the H&H Auctions website