Bentley mulsanne, the first car off the production line, blue chip investment
Sale price: £3,600.00 make an offer
Last update: 01.06.2013
Technical specifications, photos and description:
718FUW - 1980 Bentley Mulsanne
Previously registered as 1900TU ADM428W 106LVT & AVG538W
This car. chassis number 1017 is the first production Bentley Mulsanne built (the Rolls Royce Silver Spirit/Bentley Mulsanne chassis number sequence commenced at 1001) this car was used on the world press launch of this new model range at Mulsanne in France.
Factory build sheets dated may 1980 (when the Shadow ll/T2 range was still in production) record it as ACH 1017 SZ Project launch car. the mulsanne name not yet having been finalized.
The car was finished in magnolia with Brazil Parkertex trim and first registered "1900TU" to Rolls Royce Motors Ltd on 1st September 1980. several months before the range was released for public sale.
In March 1981 it was replaced as the factory demonstrator by a Georgian silver mulsanne and then re-registered "ADM 428W" which it retained for many years. it was finally sold by Rolls Royce in August 1995. a full 15 years after production.
In 1983 ACH 1017 was re-painted by Rolls Royce in Paprika metallic (a Camargue option) also at that time various specification changes were tried our for future models. such as twin headlamps. Alloy wheels and leather steering wheel. all of which were standardized and are still retained by the car today.
It is on record as serving with the Chaffeurs School for many years following a period as the Managing Directors personal transport.
Rolls Royce Motors correspondence indicates that the cars first post-factory owner was a Mr Adrian Hall-Carpenter
The car was subject to an extensive re-furbishment in 2005 and still looks very presentable today. the bodywork is very good and shows no signs of corrosion . not perfect but still very good. the interior is also in good condition. there is one minor mark to the o/s rear seat bolster but that is not too noticeable. the front screen has a crack near the tax disc but the car has passed the mot like this.
Overall the bodywork and paintwork are excellent for a 33 year old car. the wheels are as new. the car also runs and drives great with no obvious faults.
The car is mot'd untl Feb 15th 2014. the tax has. expired. comes with lots of history including a letter from Bentley Motors confirming it is the first Mulsanne off the production line. it has covered 170. 00 mls in total.
Comes complete with the cherished registration 718 FUW which is valued at £1200
A truly historic car that will be a guaranteed Blue Chip investment in years to come. a must for any serious Rolls/Bentley collector i recommend viewing as everyones opinions vary. if anyone wants any more pictures of specific areas please let me know and I will send some.
Can deliver anywhere in uk at extra cost
No bidders with less than 20 positive feedback unless we are contacted first either by email or phone on 07971-845395. the winning bidder must pay £250 deposit by either paypal or bank transfer within 24 hours of the auction ending. the full balance must then be paid within 5 days.
Can deliver anywhere in the uk at extra cost. the reserve is very low. it is here to sell.
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