CALIFORNIACLASSIX Low Mileage 1988 Bentley Mulsanne S

Price: US $19,995.00 Item location: Ventura, California, United States
  • Condition: Certified pre-owned
  • Make: Bentley
  • Model: Mulsanne
  • Trim: Luxury
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 70,066
  • VIN: SCBZS02B8JCX24053
  • Engine size: Vee Eight
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1988 Bentley Mulsanne

A superb 1988 Bentley Mulsanne S, now for auction on eBay!

Low-Mileage Stunner: 1988 Bentley Mulsanne S!

For those lucky ones who can afford the finer things in life, a Bentley has always been a preferred choice.


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Mechanically near bullet-proof, a Bentley can be a car-for-life, and a mighty impressive one. Even a 20, 30, or 40 year-old Bentley will still be parked prominently in the first VIP row by any valet in Beverly Hills or the Hamptons.


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Here's a low-mileage Bently from California that fits the bill, looks like a million dollars, yet is very affordable.

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Built during April of 1988, the Bentley Mulsanne S presented here, VIN *SCBZS02B8JCX24053* is one of only 909 such cars manufactured during the model's six-year life span.


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A California resident from new, CX24053 was sold new on June 5, 1988 at posh Newport Auto Center in Newport Beach, Calif. to a local tycoon. Its stamped service booklet shows that the 30,000 mile service was performed on March 10, 1996 at Nesen Motor Car Co in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
The car's second owner was a well-known interior designer from Montecito, Calif., who purchased the car in 2001, when the odometer reading was recorded as 50,219 miles. Quite obviously, the car was always driven sparingly, just 2,500 miles annually, on average, as the odometer reads a mere 67,617 miles today.


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This Bentley comes with its full set of books and mulitple service records as listed below:

  • Owner's Handbook
  • Owner's Handbook supplement
  • Stamped Service book
  • Warranty folder
  • Customer Satisfaction Guide
  • Consumer information booklet
  • Emission warranty booklet
  • Audio Equipment manual
  • Roadside Assistance booklet and card
  • Bentley quick guide and writing pad
  • Sales & Service Registry
  • Complimentary cassette cleaning tape
  • 18 recent invoices for parts and maintenance, totalling $4,103.00


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Having lived a sheltered life in a climate controlled environment, this Bentley has never suffered from any kind of corrosion, nor has it ever been damaged in any way. It's straight as an arrow, with perfect gaps and shut lines throughout.


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The car runs on its original, chromed alloys, shod with top-of-the-line VOGUE Wide Track Touring tyres of the correct dimension 235/70-15 that were installed in 2015, less than 500 miles ago.


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Bentley's Graphite finish is perfectly preserved. Only some miniscule rock chips and blems, mainly below the front bumper, give testimony that this is not a new car. There are no dings, scrapes or dents.


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Inside the clean engine compartment, we find the famous 6.75-liter (411.9 cu.in.) Vee Eight engine, built one by one at the rate of three to four total each week, with a single builder assembling each unit. The car had been serviced for many years by Santa Barbara's premier independent Rolls Royce/Bentley shop Muller & Goss. All it needed at the time of our purchase was to replace the leaky rear gas shocks ("spheres"), which we promptly did. The hydraulic suspension and brake system now operates 100% perfect.


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This particular engine is healthy like a new one. It starts on the button. Thanks to German Bosch fuel injection, it runs perfect in all possible conditions. Car never overheats. We've just had the A/C serviced and it works just like it should!


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Only the finest materials have been used to create this bespoke interior, worthy of a King. The unmistakable aroma of fine, slate gray CONNOLLY leather is still present.


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Fabulous dark walnut wood trim is in wonderful condition. amazingly, the factory-installed sound system with automatic power antenna still functions like new!

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All lights, switches, and gauges work, even the cruise control, map light, and VDO clock.


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Grey WILTON wool headliner appears flawless.


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Sumptuous!


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The rear passenger compartment is a very spacious, yet cozy, featuring dual burlwood-framed vanity mirrors and reading lamps, as well as the traditional foot rests.

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A very expensive --$5,000.00 -- factory option when new were the dual, folding picnic tables.


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Let's take a quick peek into the car's luggage compartment.


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The cavernous trunk is fully carpeted with leather-bound WILTON. Battery hides in special compartment on the right, as do the spare mineral oil bottles.


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Jacking equipment and tools as well as the foldable warning triangle are concealed below the package shelf.


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Factory tool box for "small tools" is complete and unused.

Bentley's undercarriage is very clean; there are no annoying fluid leaks to report. Having always been cared for properly, regardless of cost, and garaged most likely every night of its life, the car has never suffered from any corrosion.

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I've been driving the Bentley on special occasions for the past two years, including a trip to the wine country north of San Francisco, and it has always been a fantastic experience. This car has never let me down!


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It simply feels great to drive this Bentley.


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Everything within reach was hand-crafted from the best there is, regardless of cost. Building the most sensuous car in the World is Bentley's secret.


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It's good to own The Best, especially when it carries a rather affordable price tag.


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Everything is right about this Bentley: bespoke colors and equipment, originality and provenance, mileage and condition. Impossible to duplicate at any price!

You are most welcome and encouraged to view this fine automobile in Ventura, by appointment, during the auction, or have someone inspect it for you. Please, perform your due diligence before you bid.
Please, note that this car is currently advertised on our Web site and on display in our Showroom. We reserve the right to accept a satisfactory offer and close this auction at any time. Feel free to contact us via e-mail at bill@californiaclassix.com or call us at (805) 653-5551.

TERMS OF THIS SALE
By bidding in this auction, you declare that you have read and accept the Terms of this Sale as outlined below.
If you have any questions, please ask them before you bid. After the auction has ended, the sale is final.
Please, only bid on this car if you are serious about owning it and have the necessary funds readily available!
We require a $1,000 deposit to be paid via PayPal within 24 hours of the end of the auction and the balance to be paid via bank wire transfer (or in cash) within 5 business days, unless other arrangements have been agreed upon during the auction.
This Bentley comes with a clear California Certificate of Title and, should it remain in the Golden State, a new smog certificate. The car is sold "as is, where is" with no warranty stated or implied.
You fully understand that you are not bidding on an "option to buy" this vehicle. You bid to own! There are no contingencies.
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