1997 Bentley Continental R Mulliner 6.75 turbocharged
Best luxury car ever made. It has a heritage to match!
My last few reports on this car have not been accepted so I will keep it nice.
Good God! Do you think I would spend this much money on a car with problems?
Nothing has happened.
Leather is so soft that I feel like I am damaging it sitting on it!
The wood veneer has glowing qualities that I never knew wood possessed.
I like this car because it is rare and sets itself away from the crowd. It has its own distinctive style that no other car can match, much better than my old Rolls!
The performance on this car is the best I have seen for a high performance coupe. I can cruise at 250km/h and there is still more left, and yes I have tested it on Germany's autobahns.
Then again it all comes at a price. A third world country could be supported on the fuel bill alone. Don't talk to me about the servicing costs, I feel guilty!
The fact that the numberplate on the car reads "SUPREME" says it all!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th October, 2001
14th Oct 2001, 05:45
How does a UK number plate read SUPREME? What characters are used? Just curious!
15th Oct 2001, 03:12
I am a collector of British cars and have numberplates made up accordingly. As the car is not used on the road any more the UK road registry allowed me to have numberplates reading "SUPREME" issued. The car is NOT to be driven on the road.
3rd Jul 2002, 11:41
That Number plate topic is very interesting: In 1987 on a school trip I took a picture of a stretched Mercedes 260E on Westminster Bridge with that plate. So back then, it must have been OK. Funny to see it re-appear.
More to the point, it would be interesting to hear how the suspension compares to that of the current S-class, as that seems to be a great compromise between "sporty" firmness on the Autobahn and comfortable ride over pot holes in town.
2nd Jan 2003, 00:09
I am also a lover of British cars. I have an older Jaguar that I love to drive and I do put the miles on my XJ40. My question is this-why would some one spend all the money on a Bentley and only drive it 2 or 3 thousand miles a year? Some day I would like to have a Bentley with a few miles and at least 12 years to make it more affordable. Thank you-Blake of Oklahoma.
15th Dec 2005, 22:37
Blake, you have to consider that most bentleys are purchased by people with more than one car. I read somewhere that the average RR/B buyer also has at least 3 other automobiles in their stable.
I only have 2, a 1996 Mercedes S420 that I use as a daily driver, my 1988 Corniche II, and a 1991 Ferrari Testarossa. My favorite is the corniche, but I only driver her on Wedesdays, Fridays and Saturdays when the weather is nice, and I average about 3500 miles a year.