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1993 | Bentley Continental IV Convertible

1993 | Bentley Continental IV Convertible

Technical Information

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Lot Number:1562
Year:1993
Make:Bentley
Model:Continental IV Convertible
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Mileage:37495
Drivetrain:RWD
VIN:SCBZD02DZPCX40060
Transmission:Automatic
Engine:6.75L V8
Body Style:Convertible
Location:West Palm Beach, Florida
Title Status:Clean
Seller Type:Dealer
Exterior Color:Brewster Green
Interior Color:Tan

Overview

Under the thumb of Rolls-Royce since before WWII, Bentley turned a corner into the 1990s, re-emerging as a luxury and performance powerhouse. Predating successes of such storied models as the SZ-generation Mulsanne and Turbo R, the marque’s downplayed status among a devout consumer base never disappeared entirely. Begun in 1965, iterative versions of the H.J. Mulliner Park Ward-styled Corniche saw both Rolls-Royce and Bentley through trying economic circumstances, upholding a standard of luxury bar none. SY-series coupes, convertibles, and sedans reached a grand finale with the production of the Corniche/Continental IV platform (1992-1995).  

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Among Series IV variants, Bentley-badged Continental convertibles arrived in scant numbers from new. The model’s classic silhouette inspired awe top up, or down. Opulent woodwork, leather, and well-integrated power accessories placed the Continental in a class of its own. Performance of the fuel-injected 6.75L engine paired with four-wheel disc brakes and electronically controlled suspension to offer highly refined road manners at any rate of travel. Upon debut, the car’s integration of modern technologies with generational hand-craftsmanship was beyond reproach.

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Finished in Brewster Green over Tan leather, this 1993 Bentley Continental convertible presents as one of just 18 produced in left-hand drive configuration. With an original MSRP of $242,900, this open-air SY features all available of-the-era luxuries under the sun and benefits from $90k in recent restoration and extensive mechanical reconditioning. Beneath a new Everflex top, the well-preserved interior features power adjustable heated seating w/memory, AM/FM/CD stereo w/Alpine replacement speakers, Wilton wool carpets, lambswool embroidered rugs, and boxwood inlay burr walnut encircling the cabin. Dual-zone climate control plus remote locks and alarm system add modern usability while its hand-assembled V8 sends power rearward via four-speed automatic transmission and refreshed running gear. 15” alloy wheels feature center caps matching the grille’s iconic ‘Flying B’ mascot. Showing just 37,436 miles, this exceedingly rare Continental is sold with both a clean title and third-party inspection report.     

 

Features & Options

  • Hand Crafted Radiator Shell
  • Burr Walnut Door Capping Rails
  • Hand Assembled 6.75L V8 Engine
  • Burr Walnut Veneer Instrument Panel w/Across-Banding and Boxwood Inlay
  • Wilton Wool Carpeting and Lambswool Rugs
  • Power Locks and Alarm System
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Electronically Controlled Suspension
  • Four Wheel Anti-Lock Disc Braking System
  • 4 Speed Automatic Overdrive Transmission
  • Air Bag Steering Wheel Covered in Hide
  • Electronically Memorized Front Seating w/Lumbar Support and Heating Elements

Service Records

  • Copy of original MSRP Build Sheet (1993)
  • Restoration invoices and service records from Vantage Motorworks (2022, 2023)
This vehicle features recent restoration and service work completed by Vantage Motorworks of North Miami, Florida. A complete repaint and thorough mechanical reconditioning include but are not limited to the items listed below. 
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Complete Paint Job - $25,457
Detail (Color Sand & Polish) - $1,500
New Convertible Top & Headliner - $15,164.72
Replacement of A/C Compressor & Drier - $2,544
Replace A/C Microprocessor - $2,250
Lube, Oil, & Filter - $554.94
Replace Scuttle Filters - $152.69
Coolant System Flush - $462
Service Transmission - $599.61
Replace All Drive Belts - $1,253.96
Replace Accumulator Spheres - $1,932.82
Replace Differential Pinion Seal & Refresh - $1,729
Replace Speakers - $630.99
Replace Both Front Window Lift Drive Couplings - $1,547.08
Replace Windshield Seal - $7,029.45
 
 

Ownership History & Provenance

This exceptional Bentley Continental IV convertible was Imported by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Inc. for original delivery to Carriage House Motor Cars, Ltd. of New York, NY. This vehicle is located with the selling dealer in West Palm Beach, FL. 

Known Shortcomings

This vehicle shows wear consistent with its age and mileage according to a third-party Inspection Report. Please review the entire document by clicking "Inspection Report" above. Inspector comments include the following:
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  • Exterior wear is limited to minor scratches, normal for mileage and most too small to see in photos. Adhesive visible around new windshield seal, some fading of mirror trim bezels, and higher paint meter readings on left door and truck lid. 
  • Inside, seats show light wear. Minor delamination of woodgrain veneer edge on door capping rails, and one nick to the right rear interior trim panel. 
  • Mechanical condition is noted to include a slight belt noise at idle and minor leaks/seepage at a body control system reservoir and the transmission pan gasket. 

Items included in the Sale

  • 1 Keys & Remote Fob
  • Owner's Manual & Service Books
  • Bentley Tool Kit
  • Full-Size Spare Tire
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