17 Feet of Bentley Presence
Finished in Balmoral Green with dual tan pinstripes, this Mulsanne S presents well with straight body panels and no history of paint or bodywork. Sitting atop the chrome, vertically finned grille is both a winged B emblem and Flying B hood ornament leading to a full-length chrome hood spar. Chrome trim is also used on the lower body moldings, door handles and window surrounds.
Aluminum-alloy wheels, first used on the Turbo R, are sized 15” x 6.5”. Featuring locking center caps, they are wrapped in General Altimax RT tires sized 235/70 all around. The undercarriage is in very good condition with some minor surface corrosion and no corrosion was detected on the body. Paint meter readings are detailed in the photo gallery.
Ever So Classy
Tan Connolly leather and Wilton carpets swathe the interior in luxury with pattern-matched, straight grain walnut trim throughout. All seats look to be in good condition with minor wear seen on the power-adjustable driver’s seat. The leather-wrapped steering wheel frames a 220-kmh Jaeger speedometer and 5,000-rpm tachometer with offset gauges for fuel level and engine coolant temperature. Minor cracking can be seen on the walnut gauge surround panel.
The center console houses an analog clock, battery meter and ambient temperature gauge with an aftermarket Blaupunkt stereo fitted below. Dual-note horns, a signature Bentley feature, offer blasts for “town” or “country”, as appropriate. Additional features include power windows, power door locks and automatic climate controls.
Torque for Days
With an aluminum block and cylinder heads, the naturally aspirated V8 powering this Mulsanne S displaces a burly 6.75 liters. It features Bosch engine management and a three-speed automatic routing power to the rear wheels. Features includes four-wheel disc brakes and fully independent suspension with a hydraulic self-leveling setup out back. The Mulsanne S utilizes the same sport-tuned suspension of the period Turbo R model.
The brake accumulator was replaced in 2018 along with a hydraulic fluid flush. This past summer, all fluids were replaced. Per the seller, there are no known mechanical issues and partial service records will accompany the sale.
The SZ or 20.000 series are known as the easiest and most reliable of the the group and have rapidly become more desirable than any other offers from Crewe.
This particular car has been well cared for since new and appropriate maintenance has kept it ready for any long distance drives such as coast to coast.
The owner, a long time Rolls and Bentley owner and member of the RROC and other British car clubs, has insured that any repairs were done as needed. These include new spheres and flushed brake lines. Radiator, hoses and belt change. Power seat motors and related electrics were renewed, and of course, oil and filters on schedule.
Mechanically the car performs as new with a current mpg of 19 ½ against the 20 mpg as declared by the factory some 34 years earlier! Obviously time and nominal mileage have had no effect on the car’s ability to deliver as a new car.
In the video there is a “cold start” section and it should be noted that this was done after the car was sitting for a couple of weeks. It starts the same way when sitting several months over the winter in an unheated barn.
Synonymous with Luxury
Located in Toronto, Ontario, this Canadian-market Mulsanne S has 155,000 original kilometers on the odometer. During the past 4 ½ years of ownership, the seller has added 25,000 of those. Aside from the stereo, this is an all-original example that includes manufacturer literature, service booklet, a CD with workshop manual and Bentley folio. If classic British elegance, artisan construction and huge V8s are your thing, this is your car.